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
1437 Alpine Equipment Northland Ski Manufacturing Company Northland Skis St. Paul, MN; Laconia, NH: Northland Ski Manufactu 1943? 23 p. illus.
1564 Alpine Film Lang, Otto. producer Ski Gulls 1943
1690 Alpine Film Coty, Victor Ski America Stowe, VT:Victor Coty, 1956? Color
1896 Alpine Film Frisch Film, Ltd. NASIC II Frisch Film, Ltd., 1971 16 mm. 28 min
2022 Alpine Film Anderson, John. director Powder Heads Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: In Flight Productions, 1980 90 min
2145 Alpine Freestyle Guthrie, Robert W. Hotdogging And Snowboarding Mankato, MN: Captstone Press, 1992 48 p. illus.
2272 Alpine Guide USDA Forest Service Skiing: The National Forests America's Playgrounds Washington, DC: GPO, 1968 20 p. illus.
2398 Alpine Guide Berry, I. William Frommer's Dollarwise Guide To Skiing USA--East New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1988 266 p. maps
2525 Alpine Guide Gill, Chris Where To Ski North Pomfret:Trafalgar Square, 1997 520 p. illus.
2651 Alpine Handbook Gamma, Karl The Handbook Of Skiing New York: Knopf, 1992 320 p. illus. maps
2777 Alpine Mountaineering Rose, Eugene A. High Odyssey:The First Solo Winter Assault Of Mt. Whitney A Berkeley, CA:Howell-North Books, 1974 160 p. illus.
2898 Alpine Powder, Heli & Canadian Mountain Holidays Heli-Skiing Handbook Banff, Alta:Canadian Mountain Holidays, 199? 43 p. illus.
3024 Alpine Racing Densmore, Lisa Feinberg Ski Faster:LisaFeinberg Densmore's Guide To High Perfor Camden Me:Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill, 2000 vi, 218 p. illus.
3151 Alpine Technique Proctor, Charles N. Skiing Framingham, MA: Lakeview Press, 1932 63 p. illus.
3278 Alpine Technique De Linde, C. A. Ski-ing London: W. & G. Foyle, 1959 106 p. illus.
3404 Alpine Technique Fowler, Corky Skiing Techniques Los Angeles, CA: Petersen Publishing Co., 1973 144 p. illus.
3531 Alpine Technique Jonas, Bob Ski Magazine's Total Skiing New York: Perigee Books, 1987 189 p. illus.
3655 Alpine Video Health 'N Action, Inc. Skiing Condition Evanston, IL:Health 'N Action, 1979 VHS30 min
3782 Alpine Video Miziker, Ron. producer Shape Up To Ski Distributed by Ifex Films, 1986 VHS56 min
3908 Alpine Video Stump, Greg License To Thrill Portland, ME:Delamo Films, Ltd., 1989 VHS86 min