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
3477 Alpine Technique Goff, Barbara 4-H Skiing Manual Fort Collins, CO: Cooperative Extension Service, Col 1981 ii, 38 p. illus
3604 Alpine Technique Heckelman, Martin The New Guide To Skiing New York:W.W. Norton, 1999 144 p. illus.
3728 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Performance Sarajevo '84 New York:Jalbert Productions, 1984 VHS22 - 28 min
3855 Alpine Video Miller, Blake The Year Of Skiing Dangerously. Steamboat Springs, CO: B. Miller, 1988 30 minutes
3981 Alpine Video Deer Valley Ski School Ski With Style And Elegance Deer Valley, UT; Deer Valley Ski School, 1992 VHS45 min.
4107 Alpine Video John Sandy Productions Extreme Skiing Derry, NH: Chip Taylor Communications, 1995 VHS45 min
4233 Alpine Video Teton Gravity Research Area 51 Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 1999 VHS
4357 Alpine Wit & Humor Fiddy, Roland The Fanatics Guide To Skiing London:Exeley, 1992 not paged
4108 Alpine Video Lang, Otto The Basic Principles Of Skiing Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1995 VHS38 min.
4234 Alpine Video The Supershow White Salmon Productions, 1999 VHS
4358 Alpine Wit & Humor Forbes, Ernest The World's Best Skiing Jokes London: HarperCollins, 1993 86 p. illus.
1247 Alpine Biography Batten, Jack Nancy, An Affectionate Look In Pictures At The World's Great Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Star Reader Service, 1968 96 p. illus.
1373 Alpine Children Stapen, Candyce H. Ski Vacations With Kids In The U.S. And Canada Rocklin, CA:Prima Publications, 1996 xii, 420 p. illus.
1497 Alpine Film Fanck, Arnold The Doomed Battalion 1931?
1624 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Deep And Light Los Angeles, CA: Warren Miller Productions, 1950
1750 Alpine Film Paramount Pictures Winter Time In Melbourne Paramount Pictures Corporation, 1962 35 mm. 9 min
1877 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Ski Aspen Highlands Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1970 16 mm. 24 min
1938 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Ski Finesse Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1974 16 mm. 28 min.
2064 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Scandinavian Ski Safari Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1987 16 mm. 28 min
2188 Alpine Guide USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region Winter Sports In Your National Forests, Arizona And NewMe The Service, 1941 31 p. map