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
3823 Alpine Video Alpine Ski School: The Dynamic Skiing Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1987 VHS30 min
3950 Alpine Video Stump, Greg Gonzo'd To Extremes Australia:Hoyts Polygram Video, 1990 VHS65 min
4076 Alpine Video Norwegian Broadcasting System World Of Skiing Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1994 VHS52 min.
4202 Alpine Video Reynolds, Randy Utah Winter Ritual Park City, UT:Randy Reynolds Productions, 1998 VHS54 min.
4325 Alpine Wit & Humor Clement, Joe Ski Lines From A Lift Shack Ketchum, ID: Stonegate Unlimited, 1971 unpaged, illus.
1152 Alpine Autobiography Trenker, Luis Brothers Of The Snow London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1933 vii, 247 p. illus.
1276 Alpine Biography La Bianca, Cory The Legend Of Snowshoe Thompson Mailcarrier On Skis:A Logan, UT:Dry Canyon Press, 1989 21 p. illus. map
1399 Alpine Conditioning Stiles, Merritt H. Ski At Any Age: Fitness Can Be Fun New York: Award House, 1971 xii, 115 p. illus
1526 Alpine Film Cummings, Irwin. director Everything Happens At Night Twentieth Century Fox, 1939
1652 Alpine Film 1952 Olympic Games 1952 22 min
1779 Alpine Film National Film Board of Canada Ski! Released by National Film Board of Canada, 1964 16mm. 14 min
1905 Alpine Film Canadian Broadcasting System Montebello Toronto, Canada: Canadian Broacasting System, 1972 16 mm. 15 min.
2032 Alpine Film Crystal Productions The Mountain Does It For Me Basalt, CO:Crystal Productions, 1981 16 mm.12 min
2155 Alpine Guide Say Yes To Michigan Skiing Lansing, MI:Michigan Travel Bureau, 19?? 40 p. illus. maps
2282 Alpine Guide McLennan, Robert The Canadian Ski Scene Toronto, Canada:McLennan and Stewart Ltd., 1970 175 p. illus.
2408 Alpine Guide Scott, Alistair Switzerland Ski Guide Macmillan & Co., 1988 200 p. illus. maps
2535 Alpine Guide Thorne, Patrick World Ski And Snowboarding Guide,1996-97 Roanoke:S.F. Communications, 1997 270 p. illus.
2661 Alpine Handbook United States Olympic Committee A Basic Guide To Skiing And Snowboarding Torrance, CA:Griffin Publishing, 2002 150 p. illus.
2787 Alpine Mountaineering Tejada-Flores, Lito Backcountry Skiing: The Sierra Club Guide To Skiing Off The San Francisco, CA:Sierra Club, 1981 viii, 306 p. illus.
2907 Alpine Promotional Vaughn, Norman D. Ski Fever Boston: Open Road Publishing, 1936 50 p.illus.