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
3988 Alpine Video Lee, Damian. director Deadly Descent Unicorn Video, 1992 VHS85 min
4114 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric Go Big!Skiing Extreme VI 1995 VHS60 min
4240 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott There's Something About McConkey Crested Butte, CO:Match Stick Productions, 2000 VHS?DVD42
4364 Alpine Wit & Humor Beard, Henry A Snowslider's Dictionary New York:Workman Publishing, 2002 281 p. illus.
1191 Alpine Autobiography Woolsey, Elizabeth Off The Beaten Track Wilson, WY: Wilson Bench Press, 1984 208 p. illus.
1315 Alpine Children Tinker, Gene Let's Learn To Ski New York:Walker, 1969 117 p. illus.
1439 Alpine Equipment Miller, Earl That Men Might Ski Orem, UT: MIller Ski Company, 1951 76 p. illus.
1565 Alpine Film Warner Brothers Mountain Fighters Warner Brothers, 1943 35 mm.30 min.
1692 Alpine Film Coty, Victor White Magic Stowe, VT: Victor Coty, 1956? Color
1818 Alpine Film Lufthansa A Winter Gala Released by Sterling Movies, U.S.A., 1967 16 mm. 28 min
1945 Alpine Film United States Ski Team Nations' World Series Of Skiing: Men's Dual Giant Slalom Teknifilm, Inc., 1974 8 mm. 27 min
2071 Alpine Film Mitchell, Stephen Long. writer Ski Patrol 1989
2195 Alpine Guide Mitchell, Elyne Australia's Alps Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, Ltd., 1946 185 p. illus. map
2321 Alpine Guide Wright, Allan Baker Sun Valley: A Mountain Guide Los Angeles, CA: Mountain & Sea, 1975 104 p. illus.
2448 Alpine Guide Wilson, Arnold Thomas Cook International: Top Fifty Ski Resorts New York: Viking Penguin,, 1990 208 p. illus.
2574 Alpine Handbook Lang, Otto Ski Tips Portland, OR:Hirsch-Weiss, White Stage, 1940 unpaged. illus.
2701 Alpine Lifts Robertson, Lawrence M. Grounding, Lightning And Electrical Protection For Ski Lifts David E. Fleming Company, 1976 47 lvs. illus
Alpine Mountaineering Steiger, Jean-Luc Val D'Isere - TignesHors-PistesOff-Piste ArgentiEre, France: 1992 208 p. illus.
3073 Alpine Teaching Guid Education Steering Committee, Professional Ski Instructors of America Strategies For Teaching ATS Salt Lake City, UT:PSIA, 1987 vii, 109 p. illus.
2947 Alpine Psychology Marshall, Elizabeth Kathleen Effects Of Verbal Feedback On Skier Efficacy, Skier Performa Salt Lake City, UT:Author, 2001 xiii, 179 lvs.