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
1281 Alpine Biography Levinson, Nancy Smiler Snowshoe Thompson New York:HarperCollins, 1992 64 p. illus.
1709 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Anyone For Skiing? Los Angeles, CA:Warren Miller, 1957 120 min.
1835 Alpine Film Head Ski Company What Is A Ski? Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1968 16 mm. 25 min
1962 Alpine Film Lotter, Jim Ski The Sky Montana:The Film Factory, 1975 16 mm. 15 min.
2088 Alpine Film Real Action Pictures The White Room Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions, 1994 75 min
2156 Alpine Guide Winter In The Grissons Grissons Public Interests Association, 1911 31 p.
2283 Alpine Guide New Hampshire. Office of Vacation Travel Snow Hampshire, 1970: A Guide To The Flurry Of Exciting Wi Concord, NH: N.H. Vacation Center, 1970 v. illus. map.
2409 Alpine Guide Sparks, Craig Insiders' Guide To Skiing Vail Louisville, KY: Quandary Peak Publishing, 1988 241 p. illus
2536 Alpine Guide Tower, Elizabeth Umbrella Guide To Skiing In Alaska: Downhill And Cross-Cou Kenmore, WA:Epicenter Press, 1997 159 p. illus. maps
2662 Alpine Handicap Schroeder, Hal Amputee Ski Technique Portland, OR: Portland Junior Chamber of Commerce 1965 32 p. illus.
2788 Alpine Mountaineering Bein, Vic Mountain Skiing Seattle, WA:The Mountaineers, 1982 192 p. illus.
2908 Alpine Promotional Grace, Edwin The Doctor Looks At Skiing Boston: J.F. Winters, 1939 64 p.
3035 Alpine Teaching Guid Chase, Curt Rocky Mountain Ski Instructors Manual Aspen, CO: 1957
3162 Alpine Technique Heinrich, Fritz Manual For Ski-Babies London: Oxford University Press, 1935 94 p.illus.
3289 Alpine Technique Polasek, Ollie Skiing New York: A.S. Barnes, 1959 120 p. illus.
3415 Alpine Technique Killy, Jean Claude Skiing. . . The Killy Way New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974 160 p. illus.
3542 Alpine Technique Heckelman, Martin Step By Step Skiing Skills London: Hamlyn, 1989 143 p. illus
3666 Alpine Video Aetna Life & Casualty Flight Without Wings Hartford, CT:Aetna Life & Casualty, 1980 VHS27 min
3793 Alpine Video A Sports Odyssey Mt. Prospect, IL:Mar/Chuck Film Industries, 1986 VHS25 min
3919 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Apocalypse I, II, III Australia:Virgin Video, 199? VHS88 min.