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
3177 Alpine Technique Schneider, Hannes The Wonders Of Skiing:A Method Of Correct Ski-ing And Its London: Allen & Unwin, 1936 232 p. illus.
3303 Alpine Technique Sprague, Robert C. Parallel Skiing For Weekend Skiers Williamstown, MA:Author, 1960 33 p. illus.
3430 Alpine Technique Evans, Harold We Learned To Ski London:Collins, 1976 255 p. illus
3556 Alpine Technique Shelton, Peter The Snow Skier's Bible New York: Doubleday, 1991 222 p. illus
3681 Alpine Video Russ, Robert F. CSUC Ski Class Chico, CA: 1980? VHS
3807 Alpine Video Masia, Seth Beginning Ski TuningWith Seth Masia Truckee, CA: The Armchair Skier, 1987 VHS 25 min.
3934 Alpine Video Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Helicopter Skiing Safety 1990 VHS
4060 Alpine Video Wasatch Interpretive Association Winning The Avalanche Game Salt Lake City, UT: Wasatch InterpretiveAssociatio 1993 VHS 58 min.
4186 Alpine Video Canadian Ski Coaches Federation Europe 98(World Cup Training) 1998 VHS
4309 Alpine Wit & Humor Barsis, Max Ski Whiz!Bottoms Up Old And New New York: Stephen Daye Press, 1945 124 p. illus.
1161 Alpine Autobiography Douglas, Henry Percy My Skiing Years; The Story Of The Start And Development Of Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Whitcombe & Gilmour, 1951 126 p. illus.
1286 Alpine Biography Frank, Robert L. A Way Of Life Authors, 1994
1419 Alpine Conditioning Frediani, Paul Ski Flex:Better Skiing Through Flexibility And Conditioning New York:Hatherleigh Press, 2002 101 p. ?
1546 Alpine Film Swiss Ski School? Beginner To Parallel-- Swiss Ski School 1940
1672 Alpine Film Jay, John. director Winter Paradise Vitaphone Corp., 1954 35 mm.20 min
1799 Alpine Film ABC, Wide World of Sports FIS Championships, 1966 New York: American Broadcasting Company, 1966 16 mm. 52 min
1925 Alpine Film Bob Perry Productions North Country Lady Released by Association--Sterling Films, 1973 16 mm. l9 min.
2052 Alpine Film Phoenix/BFA Films Little Dog Goes Skiing New York: Phoenix/BFA Films, 1984 16 mm. 8 min
2175 Alpine Guide Hertall, E.S. Cue's Guide To Winter Sports New York: Dodge, 1938 96 p.
2302 Alpine Guide Lunn, Sir Arnold The Bernese Oberland London:Allen and Unwin, 1973 171 p.