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
3651 Alpine Video Barrymore, Dick Wild Skis Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore, 1978 VHS90 min
3778 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Steep And Deep Irvine, CA: Karl-Lorimar Home Video, 1986 VHS92 min
3904 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric The North Face Presents Skiing Extreme II Truckee, CA: Eric Perlman Productions, 1989 VHS40 min
4031 Alpine Video GRB Entertainment Extreme Fear. Winter Shreds St. Leonards, N.S.W.:CEL Entertainment, 1993 VHS50 min.
4132 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Snow Riders Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1996 VHS92 min
4259 Alpine Video The Legendary Skier:The Stein Eriksen Story Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 2000 VHS40 min.
1233 Alpine Biography Davis, F.B. A Memorial To "Snow-shoe"Thompson, Hero Of The Sierras Los Angeles, CA: 1926 14 p. illus.
1358 Alpine Children Bailey, Donna Skiing Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn, 1991 32 p. illus.
1482 Alpine Equipment Flaharty, James P. Flexural Rigidity (EI) Profile Measurement For Snow Skis And Seattle, WA:Author, 1995 x, 139 lvs. illus
1609 Alpine Film Thorner, Hans White Rhapsody 1949? 16 mm. 10 min.
1735 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Skiing Towards The Olympics San Rafael, CA:Frank Howard Films, 1960? 38 min.
1862 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Sideslipping--Uphill Turns Chicago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 Sup 8 mm .4 min
1988 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Sports Of Balance Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1977 16 mm. 26 min
2115 Alpine Film Stump, Greg Fistful Of Moguls Greg Stump Productions, 1999
2236 Alpine Guide Pennsylvania Travel Development Bureau Skiing In Pennsylvania: Go Where The Skiers Go! Harrisburg, PA:The Department, 1960 8 p. illus. map
2363 Alpine Guide Kidd, Billy Billy Kidd's American Ski Guide Beverly Hills, CA: Citrus House Publishers, 1982 431 p. illus.
2489 Alpine Guide Reid, T.R. Ski Japan! Tokyo; New York: Kodansha International, 1993 328 p.
2616 Alpine Handbook Crawford, Judy Skiing Basics Toronto, Canada: Methuen, 1976 101 p. illus.
2742 Alpine Mountaineering Wedderburn, E.A. Alpine Climbing On Foot And With Ski Manchester:Open Air Publications, 1936 114 p.
2863 Alpine Multi-media Pa Egan, Dan Chairlift Guide To Better Skiing 1997 Consists of Book, All-Terrain Skiing, Video, Chairlift Ski Guide and pocket set of double sided, weather proof cards with 32 drills and skills for the slopes.