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
4050 Alpine Video Novotny, Al Colorado Ski Resorts Los Angeles, CA: Wood Knapp Video, 1993 VHS
4176 Alpine Video Summit Films Ski The Outer Limits Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1997 VHS28 min
4300 Alpine Wit & Humor Knox, E.V. A Winter Sports Alphabet London:J. Lane, 1926 1 v. (not paged) illus.
1250 Alpine Biography Casewit, Curtis W. The Adventures Of Snowshoe Thompson New York: Putnam, 1970 126 p. illus.
1376 Alpine Children Professional Ski Instructors of America Children's Instruction Manual Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1997 159 p.illus.
1500 Alpine Film Fanck, Arnold Slalom 1932 67 min
1627 Alpine Film Top Of The Ski World 1951?
1753 Alpine Film Safety On The Slopes Loveland, CO:Donars Productions, 1962 35 mm.31 fr
1880 Alpine Film Continental Airlines Ski Time In The Rockies Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Productions, 1970 16 mm23 min
2006 Alpine Film Salomon North America Garmisch '78 Peabody, MA: Salomon North America, 1978 16 mm. 27 min
2130 Alpine Freestyle Everson, Bob Trick And Ballet Skiing Alameda, CA: Fotoflip Book Company, 1975 131 p. illus.
2256 Alpine Guide National Survey Company The National Survey Eastern Ski Atlas Chester, VT: 1965 1 v. illus
2383 Alpine Guide Mead, Robin European Ski Resorts New York: Hippocrene Books, 1985 178 p. illus.
2509 Alpine Guide Jenson, Michael Skier's Guide To Utah Houston:Gulf Publishing Company, 1995 212p. illus.
2636 Alpine Handbook Bills, Peter Skiing Newton Abbott:David & Charles, 1983 64 p.
2761 Alpine Mountaineering Smythe, Francis Sydney Climbs And Ski Runs; Mountaineering And Ski-ing In The Alps London: Adam & Charles Black 1957 197 p. illus
2883 Alpine Physiology Leach, Robert E. editor Alpine Skiing Champaign, IL:Human Kinetics, 1994 144 p. illus.
3008 Alpine Racing Bonnevie, Ron L. Description Of American Alpine Ski Racers Cortland, NY:Author, 1990 67 lvs.
3135 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian Ski-ing Turns London: 1929
3262 Alpine Technique Micoleau, Tyler The Story Of Squaw Valley Including Basic Principles Of The New York: A.S. Barnes, 1953 96 p. illus.