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
3036 Alpine Teaching Guid Johnston, Jimmy Certified Ski Instructors Manual Minneapolis, MN:Central U.S. Ski Association, 1957
3163 Alpine Technique Schniebs, Otto Modern Ski Technique Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1935 120 p. illus.
3290 Alpine Technique Rothbacher, Werner Werner's Wiggle:Sugarloaf's Approach To The Wedeln Tech Sugarloaf Ski School, 196? 30 p. illus.
3416 Alpine Technique Osterreichischer Berufsschilehrerverband The New National Austrian Ski System South Brunswick, NJ: A.S.Barnes, 1974 87 p. illus
3543 Alpine Technique Heckelman, Martin The New Guide To Skiing:Concise Edition New York & London: W.W. Norton, 1989 143 p. illus.
3667 Alpine Video Barrymore, Dick The High Cost Of A Free Ride Karl Video, 1980 VHS60 min.
3794 Alpine Video Mogul Skiing:Foundations For Technique Killington, VT:Killington Video Presentations, 1986 VHS30 min
3920 Alpine Video Swix Sport U.S.A. Inc. Swix Alpine Racing Video 199? VHS20 min.
4046 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System Rescue 911 Copper Mountain Denver, CO: National Ski Patrol System, 1993 VHS10 min.
4172 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Snowriders II Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1997 VHS
4296 Alpine Wit & Humor Cleaver, Reginald A Book Of Winter Sports London:Adam & Charles Black, 1911 62 p. illus.
1246 Alpine Biography Burroughs, John Rolfe I Never Look Back:The Buddy Werner Story Boulder, CO: Johnson Publishing Company, 1967 200 p. illus.
1372 Alpine Children Risk, Brian Ski School:An Activity Book For Youngsters Aged 5 To 8 North Bay, Ontario, Canada:Lindsay House Pub., 1996 25 lvs.illus.
1496 Alpine Film Mt. Washington Ski Trip 1930 16 mm.15 min
1623 Alpine Film Leonard, Robert Z. director The Duchess Of Idaho Hollywood, CA: Metro-Golden-Mayer, 1950 98 min.
1749 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Around The World On Skis Warren Miller Productions, 1962
1876 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Once In A Lifetime Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1970 16 mm. 60 min
2002 Alpine Film Fisher, Mary Alice Austria: A Skier's Best Friend Lufthansa, 1978 16 mm. 30 min
2126 Alpine Freestyle Mann, Bob "Boogie" Hot Dog Skiing New York: W.W. Norton, 1973 143 p. illus.
2252 Alpine Guide Riddell, James Ski Holidays In St. Moritz Switzerland:Edizun Crusaidas San Murezzan, 1964 56 p. illus.