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
3588 Alpine Technique Posekian, Gary Intermediate Downhill Skiing Lincolnwood:NTC/Contemporary Publishing, 1996 224 p. Illus.
3712 Alpine Video Lyras, Dean Skiercise: A Ski Film Adventure In Aerobic Exercise Park City, UT:Rocky Mountain Motion Pictures, 1983 VHS50 min
3839 Alpine Video Husted, Jens The Fundamentals Of Downhill Skiing From Wedge Turns To Newark, CA: SyberVision, 1987 VHS 60 min
3965 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions The Quest For Gold Jalbert Productions, 1991 VHS
4091 Alpine Video Allestig, Niklas Cold Reality Video Action Sports, 1995 VHS82 min
4217 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Learn To Ski Better 2 Burbank, CA:Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 1999 VHS45 min.
4341 Alpine Wit & Humor Heath, Ian The Golden Rules Of Skiing London;Corgi, 1984 47 p. illus
1415 Alpine Conditioning Thomas, George Performance Skiing: Training And Techniques To Make You Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1992 198 p. illus.
1542 Alpine Film Landers, Lew. director Ski Patrol Hollywood, CA: Universal, 1940 64 min.
1668 Alpine Film Francis, Cedric. producer Born To Ski Vitaphone Corp., 1954 35 mm. 10 min.
1416 Alpine Conditioning Foster, Ellen Post Conditioning Skills For Alpine Skiing Edwards, CO:Turning Point Ski Foundation, 1993 88 p.
1543 Alpine Film New York, New Haven & Hartford RR Let's Go Skiing 1940 28 min approx.
1669 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Let's Go Skiing San Rafael, CA:Frank Howard Films, 1954? 16 mm.90 min.
1178 Alpine Autobiography Byrne, Phil Inside Skiing: An Aspen Instructor Tells All Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall, 1979 208 p.
1796 Alpine Film Rafkin, Alan. director Ski Party 1965 90 min
1922 Alpine Film Wolper Productions The Perilous Descent Wolper Productions, 1972 16 mm. 24 min
1302 Alpine Children Lineaweaver, Marion Skiing For Boys And Girls New York: G. Thompson, 1945 80 p.
2049 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Derby Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1984 16 mm. 28 min
2172 Alpine Guide Zielinski, Dr. Adam The Ski-ing Grounds Of Poland Krakow, Poland: 1935
2299 Alpine Guide Edington, Donald R. editor Petersen's Ski World Los Angeles, CA: PetersenPublishing Company, 1973 144 p. illus.