There's a dearth of good literature out there on skiing. No author has done for skiing what JON KRAKAUER did for mountain climbing with his book INTO THIN AIR or Mark Obmascik more recently did for birding with THE BIG YEAR: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession. There's a real opportunity for an author to capture the essense of the ski obsession, but thus far, no one has stepped up to the plate. Sigh...
With that being said, WHERE TO SKI AND SNOWBOARD WORLDWIDE: THE REUTERS GUIDE is a lot of fun to read. It does a great job of comparing ski resorts across the globe:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
I also enjoyed Peter Oliver's STOWE: A NEW ENGLAND CLASSIC. In addition to the great pictures in the book, Oliver does a good job of tracing the history of skiing in New England, and debunking a lot of myths about Stowe. If you are a Stowe fan, it's worth reading:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
Hal Clifford's DOWNHILL SLIDE is a bit depressing but it offers some useful insights about the industry and is a must read for anyone interested in investing in skiing, whether it be buying a condo at a local resort or investing in shares of INTRAWEST:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
For instructional literature, I still like Mark Elling's ALL MOUNTAIN SKIER:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
He's also come out with a second edition, which may be even better than the edition I own.