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
3383 Alpine Technique Reilly, A.M. Skiing:A Beginner's Guide London: Lutterworth Publishing, 1970 109 p. illus.
3510 Alpine Technique Romagna, Paul Skiing Made Simple Australia: 1985 35 p. spiral binding
3634 Alpine Video Summit Films Ski The Outer Limits Santa Monica, CA:Pyramid Films, 1968 U standard28 mi
3761 Alpine Video Brown, Roger Ski The Mahre Way New York:Mahre Training Films, 1986 VHS55 min
3887 Alpine Video Brown, Roger Head Skis:The Gang That Wouldn't Delaminate, December, Vail, CO:Summit Films, 1989 VHS15 min.
1426 Alpine Equipment Och Brothers Winter Sports Geneva, Switzerland, Och Brothers, 1920 16 p. illus.
4014 Alpine Video Ski Theater Nick Nixon Productions, 1992 VHS
4139 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric Extreme Team: Advance To The Steeps ESP, Inc., 1996 VHS50 min
1553 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Sun Valley Holiday Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad, 1941 15 min.
1679 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Deep Powder San Rafael, CA: Frank Howard Films, 1955? 16 mm. 45 min.
4266 Alpine Video Jones, Todd Mind The Addiction Minneapolis, MN:Redline Entertainment, 2001 DVD90 min.
1806 Alpine Film Humble Oil & Refining Company Rules Of The Slopes Released by Modern Talking Picture Service, 1966 16 mm. 15 min.
1932 Alpine Film Ransom Photographers, Canada. Ski Alberta Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Travel Film Librar 1973 16 mm28 min
2059 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Steep And Deep Warren Miller Productions, 1985
1210 Alpine Autobiography Stark, Peter Driving To Greenland New York:Lyons & Bedford, 1994 184 p. illus
2200 Alpine Guide Hennig, Andy Sun Valley Ski Guide Sun Valley, ID: Union Pacific Railroad, 1948 95 p. illus.
2326 Alpine Guide Wright, Bank Sun Valley: A Mountain Guide Los Angeles, CA: Mountain & Sea, 1976 104 p. illus.
2453 Alpine Guide Davidson, Nadine Nardi Skier's Guide To California: Volume 2 Central Sierras And So Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1991 244 p. illus.
2579 Alpine Handbook Huber, Eddie Daoust Ski Handbook Montreal, Daoust, LaLonde & Co., 1946? 48 p. illus.
2706 Alpine Lifts Stoddard, Chris Ski Lift Operator's Guide:Your Text-Workbook In Ski Lift Ope Missoula, MT:Mountain Management Services, 1980 56 p. illus.