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
2009 Alpine Film Bob Perry Productions Dance To The Wind: Mount Snow Ski Resort New York: Bob Perry Productions, 1979 16 mm. 14 min.
2133 Alpine Freestyle Athans, Greg Ski Free Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Clarke, Irwin, 1978 126 p. illus.
2259 Alpine Guide USDA Forest Service Skiing; The National Forests--America's Playgrounds Washington, DC:GPO, 1966 24 p.illus. map
2386 Alpine Guide Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Ski Resorts Of North America New York:Fodor's Travel Guides, 1986 vii, 391 p. illus. m
2512 Alpine Guide Tejada-Flores, Lito The Unofficial Guide To Skiing In The West New York:Macmillan USA, 1995 xi, 691 p.
2639 Alpine Handbook Scott, Alistair Ski And Apres Ski Guide London;Ebury, 1984 136 p. illus. maps
1224 Alpine Autobiography Couillard, Mike Miracle On The Mountain: A True Tale Of Faith And Survival New York;Avon Books, 1999 247 p.
2700 Alpine Lifts McKinnon, N.D. Lift Operator's Handbook Volume 1:The Chairlift Neskowin, OR:NDM Services, 1976 v.
2825 Alpine Mountaineering Smoot, Jeff Summit Guide To The Cascade Volcanoes Evergreen, CO: Chockstone Press, 1992 182 p. illus.
2946 Alpine Psychology USSA Education Department Sport Psychology Division, USSA Sport Science Take Your Brain To The Mountain: Mental Skills In Alpine Ski Park City, UT:USSA, 1999?
3072 Alpine Teaching Guid Education Steering Committee, Professional Ski Instructors of America Strategies For Teaching Lakewood, CO:Professional Ski Instructors of Amer 1987 107 p. unbound
3200 Alpine Technique Gore, Harold M. Skiing New York:Boy Scouts of America, 1938 72 p. illus.
3326 Alpine Technique Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance Canadian Ski School Manual 1964 29 p. English; 32
3453 Alpine Technique Cottrell, Jim Improve Your Skiing At Home Boone, NC:French-Swiss Ski College, 1978 vi, 81 p. illus
3579 Alpine Technique Cottrell, Jim Skiing Everyone Winston-Salem, NC:Hunter Textbooks, 1995 vii, 112 p. illus
3704 Alpine Video Behnke, William Charles Skiing Is For Everyone Chico, CA:Author, 1983 VHS17 min
3830 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Banff/Lake Louise & Sunshine Vill Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS
3957 Alpine Video Adams, Peter The Salute To American Women On Skis Reunion March 16, Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1991 VHS
4083 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures The White Room Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions,` 1994 VHS75 min
4332 Alpine Wit & Humor Benjamin, Don-Paul Downhill Eagle, CO:Elevation Press, 1979 45 p. illus