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 ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
1380 Alpine Children Billings, Henry Skiing The Impossible London:Hodder & Stoughton, 1999 28 p. illus.
1504 Alpine Film Vadja, L.director Love On Skis British Lion, 1933 65 min.
1631 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Focus On Skis San Rafael, CA:Frank Howard Films, 1951? 16 mm. 60 min.
1757 Alpine Film CBS News The Big Ski Boom New York: CBS News, 1963 16 mm. 28 min
1884 Alpine Film Head Ski Company Five Days To Ski Boulder, CO: Summit Films, 1970 16 mm. 28 min
2010 Alpine Film Crested Butte Mountain Resort Inc. Take Me Back To Crested Butte St. Petersburg, FL: Modern Talking Pictures, 1979 16 mm. 14 min
2134 Alpine Freestyle Athans, Greg Ski Free New York: E.P. Dutton, 1978 126 p. illus
2260 Alpine Guide Ski La Province de Quebec Quebec: Tourist Branch, 1966 28 p. illus. map
2387 Alpine Guide Metzger, Stephen California Downhill Chico, CA:Moon Publications, 1986 144 p.
2513 Alpine Guide Ski Colorado:Complete Guide To Skiing And Snowboarding Global, Inc. World Wide Marketing and Advertising, 1995 104 p. illus.
2640 Alpine Handbook Smee, Michael. editor Going Skiing! London:British Broadcasting Corporation, 1984 120 p. illus.
2765 Alpine Mountaineering Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand Safety In The Mountains: A Handbook For Trampers, Skiers, S Wellington, N.Z.: 1963 120 p. illus.
2886 Alpine Physiology Vagners, Juris A Ski Instructor's Guide To The Physics And Biomechanics Of Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1995 126 p.
3012 Alpine Racing Evans, Walt Alpine Youth Ski League Junior Handbook. Park City, UT:USSA, 1991
3139 Alpine Technique Lunn, Sir Arnold Ski-ing For Beginners London: Methuen 1929 133 p.
3266 Alpine Technique Rubi, Christian Easy Skiing London: Stanford, 1955 64 p. illus.
3392 Alpine Technique Killy, Jean Claude Skiing. . . The Killy Way New York: Simon & Schuster, 1971 160 p. illus.
3519 Alpine Technique Heckelman, Martin Hamlyn Guide To Skiing Twickenham: Hamlyn, 1986 188 p. illus
3643 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Go For It New York:Jalbert Productions, 1974 VHS 22- 28 min.
3770 Alpine Video Killington Video Presentations Recreational Ski Racing Killington, VT:Killington Video Presentations, 1986 VHS 32 min