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
3530 Alpine Technique Heller, Mark Skiing School New York: Barron's 1987 191 p. illus
3654 Alpine Video Mammoth Mountain Adventure Universal City, CA:MCA DiscoVision, 1978 1 disc, 25 min. 1
3781 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Ski Country Irvine, CA:Karl-Lorimar Home Video, 1986 VHS93 min
3907 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Into The Snow Zone Calgary, Alberta:RAP Productions, 1989 VHS
4034 Alpine Video Humberstone, H. Bruce. director Sun Valley Serenade Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1993 VHS 86 min
4159 Alpine Video Harb, Harold R. Anyone Can Be An Expert Skier:The Video Winter Park, CO:Turner Productions, 1997 VHS42 min.
4286 Alpine Video Olken, Lisa Diane Ski!A Century Of Colorado Skiing Denver, CO:Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting N 2002 VHS57 min.
1212 Alpine Autobiography Riefenstahl, Leni Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir New York:Picador USA, 1995 669 p. illus
1335 Alpine Children Petrovic, Kresimir The Path To Success: Alpine Skiing Youngsters [Yugoslavia],Mladinska Knjiga International, 1983 138 p. illus.
1460 Alpine Equipment Lieu, Dennis Kenmon Design And Evaluation Of An Electronic Ski-Binding Berkeley, CA:Author, 1978 49 lvs.
1586 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Novice Hawley-Lord, Released by Sterling Films, Inc., 1947 16 mm. 11 mins
1736 Alpine Film Jay, John Olympic Holiday Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1960 16 mm
1863 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Speed Control Turns--Snowplow Chicago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 Sup 8 mm. 4 min
1989 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Skiing Park City Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1977 16 mm. 28 min
2116 Alpine Film Teton Gravity Research Area 51 Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 1999 16 mm.
2239 Alpine Guide Riddell, James Ski Holidays In The Alps London: Penguin, 1961 400 p. illus
2366 Alpine Guide Cross, Wendy. editor Australian Skiing North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: T. Nelson Austr 1983 304 p. illus. maps
2492 Alpine Guide Balliett, Will K. U.S.A. Today North American Ski Atlas; The Complete Guide New York:Simon & Schuster, 1994
2619 Alpine Handbook Samuel, John Ski-Wise London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1977 224 p. illus.
2745 Alpine Mountaineering Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand Safety In The Mountains: A Handbook For Trampers And Mou Wellington, N.Z.: 1938 52 p.