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
2326 Alpine Guide Wright, Bank Sun Valley: A Mountain Guide Los Angeles, CA: Mountain & Sea, 1976 104 p. illus.
2453 Alpine Guide Davidson, Nadine Nardi Skier's Guide To California: Volume 2 Central Sierras And So Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1991 244 p. illus.
2579 Alpine Handbook Huber, Eddie Daoust Ski Handbook Montreal, Daoust, LaLonde & Co., 1946? 48 p. illus.
2670 Alpine Handicap May, Michael Blind Alpine Skiing And Racing Talent, OR:Discovery Blind Sports, International, 199?
2796 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Colorado High Routes:Aspen-Vail-Crested Butte Tours, Inclu Seattle, WA: The Mountaineers, 1986 224 p. illus.
2916 Alpine Psychology Kingery, Jul Simply Skiing Simply Tahoe City, CA: Alpine-Tahoe Press, 1976
3043 Alpine Teaching Guid Advisory Committee on the Teaching of the Handbook For The Teaching Of The French Skiing Method Grenoble, France: 1966 92 p. illus.
3170 Alpine Technique Hall, Frederick Improve Your Skiing:A Comprehensive Handbook On The D New York: Dodge, 1936 221 p.illus
2671 Alpine Handicap Levy, L. Ski Instruction For The Developmentally Disabled Reno. NV:L. Levy, 1990
2797 Alpine Mountaineering Neuman, Holm Wolfram Coping With Cold: A Practical Guide For Wilderness Travel 1986 88 p. illus.
2917 Alpine Psychology Leuchs, Arne Ski With Yoga Matteson, IL: Great Lakes Living Press, 1976 171 p. illus.
3044 Alpine Teaching Guid Bigglestone, Gail A. A Comparison Of The Snowplow Approach And Parallel Appr Amherst, MA: Author, 1966 40 lvs.
3171 Alpine Technique Hallberg, Fredrik The Complete Book Of Ski-ing London: Arnold & Company, 1936 317 p. illus
3298 Alpine Technique Lantschner, Hellmut Ski-ing For Beginners New York: Citadel Press, 1960 93 p. illus.
3424 Alpine Technique Killy, Jean Claude 133 Skiing Lessons Chicago, IL: Follett Publishing Company, 1975 80 p. illus.
3550 Alpine Technique Hurn, Martyn Advanced Skiing Harrisburg, PA:Stackpole Books, 1990 127 p. illus
3675 Alpine Video Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing 7 Days In Paradise 1980 VHS
3801 Alpine Video Extreme Explorations Skiing The Peak Granada Hills, CA:MCI, 1987 VHS 25 min.
3928 Alpine Video Hogen, Jackson. writer Warren Miller's The Truth About Skiing Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1990 VHS60 min
4054 Alpine Video Ross, Tim Freeskiing And Advanced Elements Of Alpine Ski Technique Park City, UT:US Ski Coaches Association, 1993 VHS23 min