For the Love of Skiing

For the Love of Skiing by Alan K. Engen; ISBN 0-87905-6; Paperback, 8 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches; 180 pages. Available only through the Alf Engen Ski Museum. Retail $19.95; Your Price $8.00.

"Alan Engen's monograph For the Love of Skiing lives up to the fullest of the promises of its title.  It is not only a poignant tale of a father and son relationship...It is also a prodigious compendium of the history of skiing, be that Nordic, Alpine with its variants, and ski jumping in great detail...A treat for ski buffs...a treasure trove of information.  Otto Lang, Author, A Bird of Passage

"Alan Engen's book fills a gaping void in the history of skiing in America.  Until now, there has been a dearth of published information about early skiing in Utah and thereabouts, and particularly of those like the legendary Alf Engen who early on built the bridges from Nordic to Alpine skiing via four-event competitions.  This account is an easy educational read."  Allen H. Adler, Chairman, United States Skiing Association, Naional Historic Committee

Alan K. Engen is the author of the award-winning book For the Love of Skiing: A Visual History. He is currently a board member of the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation, having served as the museum's chairman and president.  He has also served as chairman and president of the Alta Historical Society and board member of the International Skiing History Association. Alan is the retired Director of Skiing at Alta, Utah, and has been affiliated with the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) for more than forty years. He lives in Salt Lake City.