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
3268 Alpine Technique Goldman, Howard A Progression Of Basic Skiing Skills For College Beginners Bloomington, IN:Author, 1957 74 lvs.
3394 Alpine Technique Raine, Al Skiing With Al Raine Toronto, Canada: Pocketbook Ltd., 1971 173 p. illus.
3521 Alpine Technique Heller, Mark Skiing School London: Macdonald, 1986 191 p. illus
3645 Alpine Video Jay, John Winter Holidays In The Americas Rancho Santa Fe, CA: John Jay Productions, 1975 VHS80 min
3772 Alpine Video Leading Edge Associates Suzy Chaffee's Ski Workout Today Home Entertainment 1986 VHS 56 min.
3898 Alpine Video Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing The Easy Way To Powder Ski 1989 VHS
4025 Alpine Video Fanck, Arnold Slalom (Abenteuer Im Engadin) Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1993 VHS 67 min
4150 Alpine Video Alberta Toronto:Visual Education Centre, 1996 VHS30 min.
4277 Alpine Video DeCesare, John Happy Dayz Video Action Sports, 2002 VHS
1227 Alpine Autobiography Wilson, Arnie Ski The World:A True Story Of Love, Courage And Danger London:Blake, 1999 xxvii, 289 p.illus.
1350 Alpine Children Rice, Anneka Skiing London: Robson, 1989 [144] p. illus
1475 Alpine Equipment Schaefer, William E. An Investigation Of Alpine Ski Design Long Beach, CA:Author, 1988 188 lvs. illus
1601 Alpine Film Ontario. Dept of Travel & Publicity Ontario Winter Holiday Toronto, Canada:Crawley Films; Released in the U. 1948 16 mm. 18 min
1728 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Let's Go Skiing Warren Miller Productions, 1959
1854 Alpine Film Lange Company Ski Racer Denver, CO: Summit Films, 1969 16 mm35 min
1980 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Free Ride Warren Miller Productions, 1976 16 mm. 10 min
2107 Alpine Film Winter, Steve. director Sick Sense Crested Butte, CO:Match Stick Productions, 1998 65 min.
2230 Alpine Guide Riddell, James The Ski Runs Of Austria New York: British Book Centre, 1958 262 p. illus
2357 Alpine Guide Ziegler, Ronald M. Ski Northwest & Canada West: A New Descriptive Guide To O Pullman, WA: Outside Enterprises Press, 1981 97 p. maps
2483 Alpine Guide Asmus, Brad The Local's Guide To Skiing Whistler Santa Cruz, CA:Four Mile Press, 1993 160 p. illus