Here is our brief Winter Olympic tie-in.
John Fry, former editor-in-chief of SKI, provides the definitive history of skiing in, you guessed it, The Story of Modern Skiing. His tale covers a wide range of skiing topics from the environment to the the mega-resort (not mutually exclusive, obviously). Fry also adds winning anecdotes about skiing legends.
And, he also touches on snowboarding (a significantly less cool version of skiing).
Available now from Amazon.