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
1875 Alpine Film Ski Moderne Buffalo, NY:A-V Explorations, Inc., 1970 16 mm. 10 min.
2001 Alpine Film Bridger Bowl Inc. Tale Of The Cold Smoke Bozeman, MT: Bridger Bowl Inc., 1978 16 mm. 24 min
2125 Alpine Freestyle Broze, Matt C. Freestyle Skiing: The Parka Pocket Guide To Trick And Hot D Seattle, WA:Wildcat Books, 1972 111 p. illus
2251 Alpine Guide National Survey Company The National Survey Eastern Ski Atlas Chester, VT: 1964 100 p. illus.
2378 Alpine Guide Deschenes, Stephen Ski Party! The Skier's Guide To The Good Life! New York: St. Martin's, 1985 239 p. illus
2504 Alpine Guide Sehlinger, Bob Unofficial Ski Resorts Of The West New York:Simon & Schuster, 1994
2631 Alpine Handbook Needham, Richard. editor Encyclopedia Of Skiing New York: Harper & Row, 1979 452 p. illus.
2846 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Colorado 10th Mountain Huts & Trails: The Official Guide To Aspen, CO:WHO Press, 1998 235 p. illus.
2967 Alpine Racing Eastern Competition Program, 1971-72 1971? 84 p.
3094 Alpine Technique Rickmers, W.G.R. The Alpine Skee and Mountaineering London: Alpine Club, 1904 16 p.
3221 Alpine Technique Campbell, N.A. Swing;A Manual On The Snow Plough, Stem, Stem Christia Auckland, N.Z.: Ruapehu Ski Club, 1946 27 p. illus.
3348 Alpine Technique Gritscher, Helmut Skiing: A Pictorial Handbook Of Instruction Sydney, Australia: Ure Smith, 1966 84 p. illus.
3474 Alpine Technique Roberts, P. Better Skiing David & Charles, 1980 96 p. illus.
3601 Alpine Technique Ross, Ali Ali Ross Skiing Clinic Chale, Isle of Wight:Cross, 1998 95 p. illus.
3725 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Marker Gold New York:Jalbert Productions, 1984 VHS22- 28 min.
1234 Alpine Biography Ylvisaker, Erling The Story Of Snowshoe Thompson Brooklyn, NY:Norwegian News, 1934 15 p.
3852 Alpine Video Break Through Basics For Junior Skiers North Palm Beach, FL: Athletic Institute, 1988 VHS45 min
3978 Alpine Video 1991 World Cup Winning Runs Park City, UT: U.S. Ski Coaches Association, 1991 VHS44 min
4104 Alpine Video Heckelman, Martin How To Ski Moguls Massapequa,NY:Martin Heckelman & Co., 1995 VHS62 min.
4230 Alpine Video Thor, Brad Traveling Lite Skiing The Alps Drawing Productions, 1999 VHS30 min