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
3158 Alpine Technique Proctor, Charles N. The Art Of Skiing New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933 xx, 204 p. illus. di
3285 Alpine Technique McCulloch, Ernie Learn To Ski New York: Universal Publishing & Distributing, 1959 97 p. illus.
3411 Alpine Technique Gibbon, Alan Going Ski-ing Tunbridge Wells, England: Midas Books, 1974 [6] 62 p. illus
3538 Alpine Technique Improve Your Skiing London/Toronto: Willow Books, 1987 144 p. illus.
3662 Alpine Video Open The Door To Advanced Skiing Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1979 VHS29 min
3789 Alpine Video TenEyck, Peter. Director Ski New England Stamford, CT: Lightning Video, 1986 VHS 60 min.
3915 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Ski Resort Staff Orientation:Our Commitment to Safety Lakewood, CO:National Ski Areas Association, 199? VHS18 min.
4042 Alpine Video Miller, Warren SnoWhat? Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1993 VHS72 min.
4167 Alpine Video McDonald, Jack Avalanche! Boston:WGBH Educational Foundation, 1997? VHS60 min.
4291 Alpine Waxing Hertel, Terry Wax Fax Cupertino, CA:Hertel & Company, 199? 23 p. illus.
1143 Alpine Ability Testing Robitaille, Claude Alpine Skier Evaluation Program Granby, Quebec,Canada: Author, 1985 27 p.
1277 Alpine Biography Holand, Hjalmar Rued Snowshoe Thompson:A Norwegian Hero On Skis Sioux Falls, SD:Nordic Sagas, 1990 21 p. illus.
1400 Alpine Conditioning Robinson, GwenRector Skiing: Condition And Technique Palo Alto, CA: National Press Books, 1974 viii, 99 p. illus.
1527 Alpine Film Gibson, Harvey Dow Ski Larks 1939 20 min
1653 Alpine Film Skiing Canon 1953? 20 min.
1780 Alpine Film National Film Board of Canada Skiing: Pre-Season Conditioning National Film Board of Canada, 1964 35 mm.
1906 Alpine Film Children's Hospital, Denver Two Three--Fasten Your Ski D.H.F. Productions, 1972 16 mm. 18 min
2033 Alpine Film Films Incorporated The Other Side Of The Mountain Cambridge, MA: Films Incorporated, 1981
2156 Alpine Guide Winter In The Grissons Grissons Public Interests Association, 1911 31 p.
2283 Alpine Guide New Hampshire. Office of Vacation Travel Snow Hampshire, 1970: A Guide To The Flurry Of Exciting Wi Concord, NH: N.H. Vacation Center, 1970 v. illus. map.