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
3635 Alpine Video Summit Films Ski The Outer Limits Gypsum, CO: Summit Films Classics, 1968 VHS28 min.
3762 Alpine Video Brown, Roger. director Ski Right:Beginning To Advanced Skills Amherst, MA:SportsImaging, 1986 VHS90 min
3888 Alpine Video Fox, Jack The Shred Killington, VT: Fox Film/Fox Productions, 1989 VHS40 min
4015 Alpine Video Skiing.Mountain Pressure U.K.:BMG Video, 1992 VHS26 min.
4140 Alpine Video Professional Ski Instructors of America PSIA Alpine Skiing References Lakewood, CO: PSIA, 1996 VHS28 min.
4267 Alpine Video Levin, David Scandalous Jibtech Productions, 2001 VHS
1217 Alpine Autobiography Gray, Spalding It's A Slippery Slope New York:Noonday Press, 1997 105 p.
1340 Alpine Children Grossi, Tom Teach Your Children To Ski: A Guide For Starting Your Childr Dubuque, IA:Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 1986 iii, 60 p. illus.
1465 Alpine Equipment Davis, Stephen J. Thermal Deformation Of Various Composite Material SkiCon Laramie, WY:Author, 1981 x, 185 lvs. illus
1591 Alpine Film Aetna Life Affiliated Companies Ski Tips Hartford, CT: Aetna Life Affiliated Companies, 1948 16 mm. 22 mins
1718 Alpine Film Jay, John White Flight Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1958 16 mm
1844 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Last Of The Ski Bums Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1969 35 mm. 90 min
1971 Alpine Film Aitken, Len Two, Three Fasten Your Ski Golden, CO:Oak Creek Films, 1976 16 m.18 min
2097 Alpine Film Gaffney, Scott Walls Of Freedom Tahoe City, CA:Scott Gaffney Productions, 1996 87 min.
2221 Alpine Guide Scottish Ski Club Ski-ing In Scotland Scottish Ski Club, 1956 58 p. illus
2347 Alpine Guide Griffin, A.H. Adventuring In Lakeland: Scrambling, "Geriatric" Rock Climb London:Hale, 1980 189 p. illus
2474 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America, 1993 Hampstead, NH: World Leisure Corporation, 1992 532 p. illus.
2600 Alpine Handbook Editors of Ski Magazine The Skier's Handbook NewYork; London:Award Books, Tandem Books, 1967 288 p. illus.
2726 Alpine Lifts Bell, Bob Lift 150: Ski Lift Operations Train-The-Trainer Nelson, B.C.:Tourism Distance Learning Centre, 2000
2851 Alpine Mountaineering Burgdorfer, Rainer 100 Classic Backcountry Ski And Snowboard Routes In Washi Seattle, WA:The Mountaineers, 1999 240 p. illus. maps