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
3495 Alpine Technique Howe, John Skiing Mechanics LaPorte, CO: Poudre Press, 1983 160 p. illus.
3578 Alpine Technique Tejada-Flores, Lito Breakthrough On Skis:How To Get Out Of The Intermediate New York: Vintage Books, 1994 291 p. illus.
3659 Alpine Video Polonsky, Abraham. screenplay Avalanche Express Warner Home Video, 1979 VHS87 min
3742 Alpine Video Holt, Gary, director & producer Skiing Made Easy Australia:Sportsmaster in Association with Australi 1985 VHS30 min
3825 Alpine Video Learn To Ski The Fast Way Australia:Virgin, 1987 VHS53 min
3908 Alpine Video Stump, Greg License To Thrill Portland, ME:Delamo Films, Ltd., 1989 VHS86 min
3991 Alpine Video Miller, Warren How The Super Skiers Ski Burbank, CA:Columbia Tri Star Home Video, 1992 VHS50 min
4074 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System Spinal Injury Management Lakewood, CO:National Ski Patrol System, 1994 VHS35 min
4156 Alpine Video Dukeman, Joe Dogs Of Winter 5: Do The White Thing Boston, MA:Dogs of Winter Films, 1997 VHS
4239 Alpine Video Fanck, Arnold The White Flame Baker City, OR:Nostalgia Family Video, 2000 VHS30 min.
4319 Alpine Wit & Humor Nitka, Louis Ski With Nitka London: 1964
1185 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. Tracking The Snowshoe Itinerant Breckenridge, CO:Snowstorm Publications, 1981 126 p. illus.
1544 Alpine Film Shurcliff, Sidney Ski America Third 1940 16 mm45 min
1627 Alpine Film Top Of The Ski World 1951?
1710 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Ski Party Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad, 1957
1512 Alpine Film Lang, Otto Ski Flight Hollywood, CA: Warner Brothers Pictures, 1937 16 mm. 10 mins
1595 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Ski Colorado 1948 16 mm.30 min
1678 Alpine Film Coty, Victor Ski Tracks Stowe, VT:Victor Coty, 1955? Color
Alpine Biography Woodlief, Jennifer Ski To Die: The Bill Johnson Story Cincinnati, OH:Emmis Books, 2005 247 p. illus.
1380 Alpine Children Billings, Henry Skiing The Impossible London:Hodder & Stoughton, 1999 28 p. illus.