Henry Yaple's Ski Bibliography

Henry M. Yaple, the chief librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., spent 11 years assembling a massive bibliography of skiing. The goal was to list every book, dissertation, film video and piece of software published on skiing, in English, between 1890 and 2002.

The resulting two-volume work, comprising 732 pages, was published by ISHA in 2004. It lists more than 7,000 items.

How to Use Ski Bibliography

Information in Ski Bibliography can be found through multiple access points.

SUBJECT INDEX: There are three subject indices: NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED. These indices are located in Volume I, xxiv-xxvi and Volume II, xxxi respectively. Citations in the NORDIC Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is not fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the ALPINE Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the COMBINED Index concentrate primarily upon the business or industry of skiing, and may apply either to nordic skiing, alpine skiing or both.

The various sub-categories of the NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED indices are derived from the subject matter of the actual works listed. For example, there are works listed under NORDIC/Trails, ALPINE/Lifts, and COMBINED/Market Research.

The entries or citations in Ski Bibliography are numbered consecutively so that each entry has its own discrete or unique number. The numerical range of items are listed for each sub-category in the respective subject indices. For example, NORDIC/Autobiographies covers items 2 through 15. ALPINE/Film covers items 1487 through 2123, and COMBINED/Fiction covers items 4937 through 5166.

NORDIC Bibliography section contains all entries on nordic skiing from item 1 to 1137 in Volume I.

ALPINE Bibliography section contains all entries on alpine skiing from items 1138 to 4372 in Volume I.

COMBINED Bibliography section contains all entries from items 4373 to 7183 in Volume II.

Within the NORDIC, ALPINE, and COMBINED bibliography sections respectively, the subject sub-categories are arranged alphabetically, and the within each sub-category the entries are arranged chronologically by publishing or release date. Within each year, the entries are arranged alphabetically by author or by title if an author is lacking.

SERIALS Bibliography section is arranged alphabetically by title. This section of the bibliography contains entries from items 7,184 to 7,617 in Volume II.

AUTHOR Index contains a list of all authors, editors, illustrators, photographers, producers, directors, writers included in the bibliography. It is arranged alphabetically, and each name carries the number(s) of the citation(s) in the bibliography to which it refers.

TITLE Index contains a list of all titles included in the bibliography. It is arranged alpha-betically, and each title carries the number(s) of the citation(s) to which it refers in the bibliography.

e Primary Ksort descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3301 Alpine Technique Pfeiffer, Doug Skiing With Pfeiffer Big Bear Lake, CA:Pfeiffer Ski Book, 1960 96 p.
3428 Alpine Technique Bear, Ruedi Pianta Su: Ski Like The Best Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1976 159 p. illus.
3554 Alpine Technique Foxon, Fred Skiing: Technique, Tactics, Training Ramsbury, England: Crowood, 1991 126 p. illus
3679 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association The Skier's Experience:The Decision Is Yours Springfield, MA:National Ski Areas Association, 1980? Beta57 min.
3805 Alpine Video Johnson, Bill Bill Johnson's Olympic Gold Workout Redondo Beach, CA:Morris Video, 1987 VHS60 min.
3932 Alpine Video Lee, Damian. producer & director Ski School Moviestore Entertainment, 1990 VHS89 min
4058 Alpine Video Trailside Backcountry Skiing In Colorado Stamford, CT: ABC Video Publishing, Inc., 1993 VHS40 min
4184 Alpine Video Ski Fitness: A Sport Specific Training Program Tahoe City, CA:Straight Up Films, 1998? VHS48 min.
4307 Alpine Wit & Humor Delano, John Ski Daddle London: Hale, 1941
1258 Alpine Biography Infield, Glenn B. Leni Riefenstahl:The Fallen Film Goddess New York:Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976 278 p. illus.
1384 Alpine Children Bode, Diane Skiing Is For Kids (And Those Who Believe In Magic): A Ski In Kamas, UT:Wind Song Publications, 2002 xiii, 90 p. illus.
1508 Alpine Film Young, Christopher Dr. Schlitz Climbs Mt. Washington 1935 35 mm
1635 Alpine Film Thorner, Hans Nacht am Montblanc (They Came on Skis) 1951 35 mm.
1761 Alpine Film Province of Alberta Where Winter's A Pleasure Released by Canadian Travel Film Library, 1963 16 mm. 27 min.
1888 Alpine Film Pontiac Motor Division of Gen. Motors A Taste Of Victory 1970 30 min
2014 Alpine Film KTVX, Salt Lake City, Utah The History Of Alta, Utah Salt Lake City, UT:KTVX 1979 30 min
2138 Alpine Freestyle Luini, Mario Freestyle Skiing: Ballet, Aerials, Moguls Woodbury, NY: Barron's, 1979 97 p. illus.
2264 Alpine Guide Lund, Morten Skiers' Paradise: 100 Best Ski Runs In North America New York: G.P. Putnam's, 1967 223, p. illus.
2391 Alpine Guide Ayer, Eleanor H. Skiing: A Guide To The Colorado High Country Frederick, CO: Renaissance House, 1987 48 p. illus.
2517 Alpine Guide Keim, Mike Maine Alpine Ski Trail Guide: Also Featuring New Hampshire, Weld, ME:Keim Publications, 1996 vii, 58 p. illus. ma