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
2447 Alpine Guide Weber, Robert E. The Greatest Ski Resorts In North America Reston: Guidebook Publishers, 1990 304 p.
2573 Alpine Handbook Gerber Brothers Ski Manual Seattle, WA:Gerber Brothers, 1940 48 p. illus.
2700 Alpine Lifts McKinnon, N.D. Lift Operator's Handbook Volume 1:The Chairlift Neskowin, OR:NDM Services, 1976 v.
2825 Alpine Mountaineering Smoot, Jeff Summit Guide To The Cascade Volcanoes Evergreen, CO: Chockstone Press, 1992 182 p. illus.
2946 Alpine Psychology USSA Education Department Sport Psychology Division, USSA Sport Science Take Your Brain To The Mountain: Mental Skills In Alpine Ski Park City, UT:USSA, 1999?
3072 Alpine Teaching Guid Education Steering Committee, Professional Ski Instructors of America Strategies For Teaching Lakewood, CO:Professional Ski Instructors of Amer 1987 107 p. unbound
3200 Alpine Technique Gore, Harold M. Skiing New York:Boy Scouts of America, 1938 72 p. illus.
3326 Alpine Technique Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance Canadian Ski School Manual 1964 29 p. English; 32
3453 Alpine Technique Cottrell, Jim Improve Your Skiing At Home Boone, NC:French-Swiss Ski College, 1978 vi, 81 p. illus
3579 Alpine Technique Cottrell, Jim Skiing Everyone Winston-Salem, NC:Hunter Textbooks, 1995 vii, 112 p. illus
3704 Alpine Video Behnke, William Charles Skiing Is For Everyone Chico, CA:Author, 1983 VHS17 min
3830 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Banff/Lake Louise & Sunshine Vill Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS
3957 Alpine Video Adams, Peter The Salute To American Women On Skis Reunion March 16, Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1991 VHS
4083 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures The White Room Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions,` 1994 VHS75 min
4332 Alpine Wit & Humor Benjamin, Don-Paul Downhill Eagle, CO:Elevation Press, 1979 45 p. illus
1158 Alpine Autobiography Lunn, Sir Arnold Come What May: An Autobiography London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1940 482 p.
1283 Alpine Biography Haukass, Jon Snowshoe Thompson Austbygde, Norway:Fjell-ljom ungdomslag, 1993 205 p. illus.
1406 Alpine Conditioning Leek, Gouke M. Ski Fitness High:An Exercise Programme Wellington, N.Z.:N.Z. Mountain Safety Council, 1983 40 p. illus.
1533 Alpine Film Young, Christopher Ski Girl Distributed by Warner Brothers 1939 35 mm
1659 Alpine Film Jay, John Cavalcade On Skis Williamston, MA: John Jay Productions, 1953 16 mm