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
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.
1260 Alpine Biography Boyes, Rosemary The Honourable Thomas Walter Mitchell, C.M.G: Australian S Mt. Eliza, Victoria, Australia: 1977
1386 Alpine Children Mason, Paul Skiing Oxford:Heinemann Library, 2002 32 p. illus.
1510 Alpine Film Schneider, Hannes. director Skiing With Hannes Schneider Austrian Tourist Bureau, 1936 l8 min
1637 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Never Again 1952
1763 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Contemporary Skiing Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture 1963? 16 mm.17 min.
1890 Alpine Film Seagram Distillers Quartet--A Ski Story Boulder, CO: Summit Films, 1970 16mm. 14 min.
2016 Alpine Film Mt. Snow Ski Resort Dance To The Wind New York:Bob Perry Productions, 1979 16 mm. 14 min
2140 Alpine Freestyle Wieman, Randy Freestyle Skiing: A Complete Guide To The Fundamentals Of London:Angus & Robertson, 1979 156 p. illus.
2266 Alpine Guide Garstang, James Gordon Ski-ing:A Guide To Ski-ing And To European Ski Resorts London: Museum Press, 1968 132 p. illus.
2392 Alpine Guide Foreht, Catherine. editor Frommer's Dollarwise Guide To Skiing In Europe: The Top Re New York: Prentice-Hall, 1987 407 p.
2519 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America '97 Hampstead, NH:World Leisure Corp., 1996 467 p. illus
2645 Alpine Handbook Podborski, Steve Skier's Sourcebook Toronto:Macmillan of Canada, 1988 276 p.illus.
2771 Alpine Mountaineering Brower, David. editor Manual Of Ski Mountaineering New York; Ballantine Books, 1969 236 p. illus.
2892 Alpine Powder, Heli & The Mount Hood Ski School A Handbook For Deep Snow Skiing Portland, OR:Mount Hood Ski School, 1966 24 lvs.illus