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
3144 Alpine Technique Lunn, Sir Arnold The Complete Ski-Runner New York: Scribner, 1930 213 p. illus.
3271 Alpine Technique Schaeffler, Willy Sports Illustrated Book Of Skiing Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott, 1957 83 p. illus.
3397 Alpine Technique Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance Canadian Ski School Manual Canada:CSIA, 1972 vii, 26 p. illus.
3524 Alpine Technique West, Bill W. Distinctive Skiing Alameda, CA:Unique Publishing Company, 1986 159 p. illus.
3648 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Just A Matter Of Time New York:Jalbert Productions, 1976 VHS22- 28 min.
3775 Alpine Video Lyras, Dean Endless Winter:A Worldwide Adventure Of Extreme Alpine S Park City, UT:Rocky Mountain Motion Pictures, 1986 VHS
3901 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's White Magic First Release Home Entertainment, 1989 VHS91 min.
4028 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott The Edge Of Existence Tahoe City, CA:Scott Gaffney Productions, 1993 VHS82 min.
4153 Alpine Video Benedict, Bruce.director Sno-what? Lane Cove, N.S.W.:20th Century Fox Home Enterta 1997 VHS72 min.
4280 Alpine Video Jennings, Mark Skiing The French Alps Tahoe City, CA:Cinergy Television Productions, 2002 VHS25 min.
1192 Alpine Autobiography Mahre, Phil No Hill Too Fast New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985 383 p. illus.
1316 Alpine Children Gavett, Bruce Skiing For Beginners New York: Scribner's, 1971 57 p. illus.
1440 Alpine Equipment The Norse House Guide To The Proper Selection Of Ski Equip New York:Norse House, 1954 34 p.
1566 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Three San Rafael, CA: Author, 1944 16 mm 45 min
1693 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Ski Time In Aspen Aspen, CO:Aspen Skiing Corp, 1956 16 mm.27 min
1819 Alpine Film Miller, Warren The Ski Scene Warren Miller Entertainment, 1967
1946 Alpine Film United States Ski Team Nations' World Series Of Skiing: Men's Giant Slalom Teknifilm, Inc., 1974 8 mm.14 min
2072 Alpine Film Lee, Damian. producer & director Ski School 1990
2196 Alpine Guide Jay, John Skiing The Americas New York: Macmillan Company, 1947 vii, 257 p. illus. maps
2233 Alpine Guide Pennsylvania Travel Development Bureau Skiing In Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA:Pennsylvania Department of Comme 1959 3 p. map