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
3324 Alpine Technique Athletic Institute How To Improve Your Skiing Chicago, IL: The Athletic Institute, 1964 72 p. illus.
3451 Alpine Technique British Association of Ski Instructors Ski Technique And Instruction Manual London:BASI, 1978 Revised edition
3577 Alpine Technique Johnsen, Theo A. The Winter Sport of Skeeing New Hartford, CT: International Skiing History Associ 1994 70 p. illus
3702 Alpine Video Alpine Ski School:The Mountain Is Yours Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1982 VHS30 min.
3828 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West Naples, FL:Van Arsdale, 1987 VHS60 min
3955 Alpine Video Snow Thrills Encino, CA:Powersports Video, 1990 VHS60 min
4081 Alpine Video Peake, Christopher The Best Of Taos Westlake Village, CA:Brentwood Home Video, 1994 VHS
4207 Alpine Video Winter, Steve. director Second Nature Crested Butte, CO:Match Stick Films, 1998 VHS30 min.
4330 Alpine Wit & Humor Nitka, Louis Ski With Nitka New York: Lawrence Hill, 1972 64 p. illus.
1157 Alpine Autobiography Furse, Dame Katherine Hearts And Pomegranates:The Story Of Forty-Five Years,187 London:Peter Davies, 1940 xx, 407 p. illus.
1282 Alpine Biography Richards, Rick Ernie Blake, His Friends And The Making Of Taos Ski Valley Arroyo Seco, NM: Dry Gulch Publishing, 1992 235 p. illus.
1405 Alpine Conditioning Slusky, Thea Dee The Skier's Year Round Exercise Guide:Safe, Effective Tech New York: Stein and Day, 1979 212 p. illus.
1532 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Winter At Sun Valley Omaha, NE: Union Pacific Railroad 1939 15 min.
1658 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Novice San Rafael, CA: Frank Howard Films, 1953? 16 mm. 11 min
1785 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Lonely American Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1965 16 mm. 28 min
1911 Alpine Film K-2 Ski Corporation K-2 Short Film Vashon Island, WA: K-2 Corporation, 1972 16 mm. 17 min
2038 Alpine Film Sports Imagery Fall Line! Santa Monica, CA: Pyramid Films, 1981 16 mm. 12 min.
2161 Alpine Guide Lunn, Sir Arnold The Bernese Oberland, Volume II Uxbridge:King & Hutchins, 1920 169 p.
2288 Alpine Guide Tillard, R. Ski Zermatt Ski Europe, 1970
2414 Alpine Guide Explore Minnesota Downhill Skiing St. Paul, MN:Minnesota Office of Tourism, 1988 8 p. map