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
3660 Alpine Video Heli-Skiing Canadian Travel Film Library, 1979 VHS25 min
3743 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Dreams Of Glory New York:Jalbert Productions, 1985 VHS26 min.
3826 Alpine Video Olympic Skates And Skis: Memorable Moments Of The 10th O Lausanne:The Museum, 1987 VHS13 min.
3909 Alpine Video Stump, Greg License To Thrill Australia:Hoyts Polygram Video, 1989 VHS 82 minutes
3992 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Skiing Bloopers II Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1992 VHS46 min.
4075 Alpine Video Norwegian Broadcasting System Lillehammer '94 Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1994 VHS85 min.
4157 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott Breathe To Be Alive;To Live Tahoe City, CA:Straight Up Films, 1997 VHS
4240 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott There's Something About McConkey Crested Butte, CO:Match Stick Productions, 2000 VHS?DVD42
4320 Alpine Wit & Humor Nitka, Louis Ski With Nitka New York: Merlin Press, 1964
1596 Alpine Film Foeger, Luggi Ascent of Mt. Bulyea Hollywood, CA:Telefilm, 1948? Color & sound
1679 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Deep Powder San Rafael, CA: Frank Howard Films, 1955? 16 mm. 45 min.
1762 Alpine Film Sinclair, Douglas Ski School Released by Brandon Films, 1963
1845 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Spider And The French Man Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1969 16 mm. 78 min
1928 Alpine Film National Film Board of Canada Happiness is. . . Ottawa, Canada; Canadian Travel Film Library, 1973 16 mm. 13 min
2011 Alpine Film Freewheelin' Films Budweiser Pro Spree Aspen, CO:New Visions, 1979 16 mm.15 min.
2094 Alpine Film Gage, Beth Fire On The Mountain: The Story Of The Men Of The 10th Mountain Division 1995 73 min Grand Prize Winner of the 1995 Mountain Film Festival in Telluride
2174 Alpine Guide Elkins, Frank The Ski Guide For 1938 New York: Greenberg, 1937 216 p.
2257 Alpine Guide Osterreichische Fremdenverkehrswerbung Ski-ing Centres In Austria Wien, Austria: 1965 52 p. illus.
2340 Alpine Guide United Airlines Ski Directory 1979 Chicago, IL:United Airlines, 1978 242 p.
2423 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America: Winter 1990 Hamstead, NH:World Leisure Corp., 1989 406 p.