At the International Skiing History Association Awards Dinner in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, last week, the book Everyone To Skis!: Skiing in Russia and the Rise of Soviet Biathlon by W.D. Frank was awarded the Ullr Award, which is “Presented for a single outstanding contribution or several contributions to skiing’s historical record in published book form” according to the International Skiing History Association website (where you can also find a list of past winners).
It’s one of the first times a book with a notable focus on the nordic disciplines has been recognized. In 1996, Glenn Parkinson’s First Tracks won the award for chronicling the development of skiing in Maine.