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
3051 Alpine Teaching Guid National Fitness Coucil of Victoria Ski School:Group Leaders' Manual Melbourne, Australia:National Fitness Council of Vi 1974 26 p. illus
3179 Alpine Technique Schniebs, Otto Modern Ski Technique Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1936 119 p. illus.
3305 Alpine Technique Cohn, Arnold An Analysis And Comparison Of The Wedeln And Arlberg Skii Dekalb, IL:Author, 1961 61 lvs. illus
3432 Alpine Technique Hathorn, Gina Learn To Ski Toronto, Canada: Coles Pub. Company, 1976 95 p. illus
3558 Alpine Technique Bartelski, Konrad Learn To Ski In A Weekend Sydney, Australia, R.D.Press, 1992
3683 Alpine Video Vacations on Video Ski Holidays In Austria Phoenix, AZ:Vacations on Video, 1980 VHS18 min
3809 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Beyond The Edge Irvine, CA:Lorimar Home Video, 1987 VHS93 min
3936 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Skiing Bloopers II Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1990 VHS46 min
4062 Alpine Video Borzage, Frank. director Mortal Storm Santa Monica, CA:MGM/UA Home Video, 1994 VHS100 min
4188 Alpine Video Carmichael, Nelson New School Of Skiing Steamboat Springs, CO:Freestyle Productions, 1998? VHS45 min.
4311 Alpine Wit & Humor Barsis, Max Schuss Cuties And Spill Billies, by Barsis New York: Stephen Daye Press, 1947 45 plates
3937 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's White Magic Los Angeles, CA:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1990 VHS91 min
4063 Alpine Video Carmichael, Nelson Nelson Carmichael's Mogul Mastery White Salmon, WA: Freestyle Productions, 1994 VHS60 min.
4189 Alpine Video DeCesare, John Degenerates 1998 VHS
4312 Alpine Wit & Humor Miller, Warren Are My Skis On Straight? Los Angeles, CA: W.A, Miller, 1947 76 p. illus.
1139 Alpine Ability Testing Fellows, Marguerite Ann Ski Knowledge Test Troy, NY:Author, 1959 20 lvs.
1263 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. The Other Side Of The Mountain New York; Warner Books, 1978 2 vols. illus.
1387 Alpine Conditioning Henry, H.P. Home Ski Practice London:Ski Club of Great Britain, 19?? 120 p.
1513 Alpine Film Langfield, Sidney. director Thin Ice Hollywood, CA: Twentieth Century Fox, 1937 78 min.
1640 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Safari San Rafael, CA: Frank Howard Films, 1952? 16 mm. 11 min.