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
3767 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Evolution New York:Jalbert Productions, 1986 VHS22 - 28 min.
3893 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions The Official Film Of The 1989 World Alpine Ski Championship New York:Jalbert Productions, 1989 VHS50 min
4020 Alpine Video Becker, Marvin. producer Flame In The Snow Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1993 VHS 30 min
4145 Alpine Video Alf Engen, An American Ski Legend Salt Lake City, UT:Alf Engen Ski Museum, 1996 VHS
4272 Alpine Video Tibljas, Corey Downtime: A Two Plank Production Colorado:Privately Published, 2001 VHS37 min.
1185 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. Tracking The Snowshoe Itinerant Breckenridge, CO:Snowstorm Publications, 1981 126 p. illus.
1309 Alpine Children Larsen, Finn Eddy Skiing for Boys And Girls Chicago,IL: Follett Publishing Company, 1966 96 p. illus.
1433 Alpine Equipment Northland Skis:Ice And Field Hockey Sticks, Toboggans, Sno St. Paul, MN:Northland Ski Manufacturing Compan 1936? 68 p. illus.
1560 Alpine Film Hannes Schneider Ski Technique Boston, MA:Pathescope, 1942
1686 Alpine Film Rogers, MacLean. director Song Of Norway E.J. Fancey, 1955 32 min.
1813 Alpine Film Yosemite Park & Curry Company A Winter Holiday In Yosemite Made & released by Pyramid Film Producers, 1966 16 mm. 22 min
1939 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Winter Heat Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1974 16 mm. 28 min
2103 Alpine Film Begin, Christian No Man's Land 1998
2226 Alpine Guide Ente Provinciale per il Turismo Bolzano Skier's Guide To The Dolomites, South Tyrol Italy Bolzano, Italy:Arti Grafiche, 1958? 398 p. illus.
2353 Alpine Guide Passavant, Tom Playboy's Guide To Ultimate Skiing New York: Playboy Press, 1981 xiv, 219 p. illus
2479 Alpine Guide Walter, Claire Rocky Mountain Skiing Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 1992 397 p. illus.
2606 Alpine Handbook Bennett, Margaret How To Ski Just A Little Bit New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970 224 p. illus.
2732 Alpine Mountaineering Lunn, Sir Arnold Alpine Ski-ing At All Heights And Seasons New York: E.P. Dutton, 1922 116 p. illus.
2857 Alpine Mountaineering La Frenierre, Jeff San Juan Adventure Guide:A Guide To Hiking, Biking, And Boulder, CO:Pruett Publishing, 2000 xi, 242 p. illus. M
2978 Alpine Racing Thomas, Sim Aspen Coaches Report On Technical Outlines For Ski Racing Aspen, CO: 1975