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 descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3220 Alpine Technique Pearson, Fred A Guide To Skiing Philadelphia, PA: David McKay, 1942 70 p. illus.
3347 Alpine Technique Gooding, Albert Norman Basic Ski-ing London: Pelham Books, 1966 122 p. illus.
3473 Alpine Technique Jahn, Rudiger Skiing Skills New York: Winchester Press, 1980 160 p. illus.
3600 Alpine Technique McNeill, Craig How To Ski The Blues And Blacks: (Without Getting Black An Littleton, CO:Blue Willow, 1998 480 p. illus.
3724 Alpine Video Benedict, Darell. producer-director An Introduction To Alpine Skiing Redondo Beach, CA:Morris Video, 1984 VHS45 min
3851 Alpine Video Head, Howard The Howard Head Story: Head Skis And Prince Tennis Racket Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing Div 1988 VHS50 min
3977 Alpine Video Wade, Patty In Shape To Ski Glenwood Springs, CO:Versatile Productions, 1991 VHS65 min
4103 Alpine Video Harley, Ned R. Sensational Skiing:Dancing With Gravity On A Ballroom Of Vail, CO:Vail Press, 1995 VHS
4229 Alpine Video The North Face Higher On The Mountain Straight Up Films, 1999 VHS
4353 Alpine Wit & Humor Ingham, Richard Ski Whizz London: 1990 65p.
1205 Alpine Autobiography Pfeifer, Friedl Nice Goin': My Life On Skis Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1993 xi, 232 p. illus.
1338 Alpine Children Walter, Claire Skiing With Children C. Twych, 1985 l v unpaged
1463 Alpine Equipment Raskulinecz, George, Jr. Design And Construction Of An Athropometric Dummy Of The Cleveland, OH:Author, 1980 222 lvs.
1589 Alpine Film Vorhaus, Bernard. director Winter Wonderland Republic, 1947 71 min.
1716 Alpine Film Engen, Sverre Ski Fever 1958
1842 Alpine Film The Killy Style At Aspen, Colorado 1969 16 mm.
1969 Alpine Film Ski East Association Ski East For The Fun Of It Jay Peak, VT:Public Relations Dept., 1975 16 mm.30 min
2095 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Endless Winter Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1995 16 mm.
2219 Alpine Guide Palmedo, Roland Ski New Horizons: A Guide To Skiing Around The World Toronto:Copp Clark, Company, 1956
2345 Alpine Guide Utah Ski Association Utah Ski Planner Salt Lake City, UT:The Association, 1979 v.