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
3880 Alpine Video Multiglisse Virgin Video, 1988 VHS99 min
4007 Alpine Video Shurcliff, Sidney Dr. Quackenbush Skis The Headwall Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1992 VHs60 min
4132 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Snow Riders Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1996 VHS92 min
4259 Alpine Video The Legendary Skier:The Stein Eriksen Story Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 2000 VHS40 min.
1209 Alpine Autobiography Riefenstahl, Leni Leni Riefenstahl New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994 669 p. illus
1332 Alpine Children GLC Editorial Department Skiing Againcourt, Ontario, Canada: GLC, 1981 26 p. illus.
1457 Alpine Equipment Fohrell, William Barnett Vibration And Viscoelastic Damping Of Laminated Beams: A Seattle, WA: Author, 1977 129 lvs. illus
1583 Alpine Film Pratt, Fearing Ski Thrills In The Sierras Boston, MA:Pathescope, 1946 16 mm.
1710 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Ski Party Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad, 1957
1836 Alpine Film New Hampshire. Div. of Economic Develop A Winter Celebration Boulder, CO: Summit Films, 1968 16 mm. 28 min
1963 Alpine Film Miller, Warren There Comes A Time Warren Miller Productions, 1975
2089 Alpine Film Sackman, Jeff. producer Ski School 2 1994
2213 Alpine Guide Where To Ski In Utah Salt Lake City, UT:Utah Tourist & Publicity Council, 1954?
2339 Alpine Guide Skalka, Patricia A Complete Guide To Skiing In The Midwest Chicago, IL: ContemporaryBooks, Inc., 1978 282 p. illus.
2466 Alpine Guide Altschul, Craig. editor Fodor's Skiing In The U.S.A. & Canada New York:Fodor's Travel Publications, 1992 v. 393 p. illus. ma
2592 Alpine Handbook Robinson, Neil The Complete Ski Handbook Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, 1965 112 p. illus.
2719 Alpine Lifts Supervisor Of Lift Operations:Certification Standards Edmonton:Alberta Tourism Education Council, 1991
2843 Alpine Mountaineering Blair, Seabury Backountry Ski!Washington The Best Trails And Descents Fo Seattle, WA:Sasquatsch Books, 1998 219 p. illus.
2965 Alpine Racing United States Ski Association U.S. Alpine Ski Team Coaches'Manual Colorado Springs, CO: 1969
3091 Alpine Teaching Guid Martinez, Enor Ski Teaching In SpanishEnglish To Spanish Translations Salt Lake City, UT:Author, 1991 101 p.