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
2781 Alpine Mountaineering Bernstein, Jeremy Mountain Passages Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1978 278 p. illus.
2902 Alpine Powder, Heli & LaChapelle, Dolores Deep Powder Snow: Forty Years Of Ecstatic Skiing, Avalanch Durango, CO: Kivaki Press, 1993 112 p. illus.
3028 Alpine Slope Design Baum, Rex L. Slope Stability Of Proposed Ski Facilities At The Southeast Si Denver, CO:U.S. Geological Survey, 1996 10 p. maps.
3155 Alpine Technique Fanck, Arnold The Wonders Of Skiing:A Method Of Correct Skiing And Its New York: Scribner's, 1933 234 p. illus.
3282 Alpine Technique Joubert, Georges Wedeln A La Francaise Hartford, CT:Veteran's Sport Shop, 1959 103 p. illus.
3408 Alpine Technique Taylor, Clif GLM: The New Way To Ski New York:Grosset & Dunlap, 1973 79 p. illus
3535 Alpine Technique Rice, Anneka Skiing London:Robson, 1987 [144] p.
3659 Alpine Video Polonsky, Abraham. screenplay Avalanche Express Warner Home Video, 1979 VHS87 min
3786 Alpine Video Stump, Greg Maltese Flamingo, The Ski Movie That Flew The Coop: Anoth Portland, ME: Greg Stump Productions, 1986 VHS 85 minutes
3912 Alpine Video A Video Visit To Mt. Washington Valley North Conway, NH:Scott Productions, 1989 VHS25 min.
4039 Alpine Video LB Productions Ski With Style And Elegance Salt Lake City, UT: LB Productions, 1993 VHS45 mins.
4164 Alpine Video Jones, Todd Harvest:A Season's Yield Teton Village, WY: Teton Gravity Research, 1997 VHS
4289 Alpine Waxing Duvillard, Adrian Ski Waxing For High Performance Woodbury, NY: Barron's, 1977 104 p. illus.
1203 Alpine Autobiography Martin, Andy Coming Down The Mountain London:John Murray, 1993 224 p. illus.
1326 Alpine Children Browne, Jebbie Ready, Set, Go!Learn To Ski Coloring Book Vail, CO: Jebbie Productions, 1980 48 p. illus.
1451 Alpine Equipment Editors of Consumer Guide Complete Buying Guide To:Ski Equipment New York: New American Library, 1974 386 p. illus.
1577 Alpine Film Twentieth Century Fox Ski Aces Hollywood, CA:Twentieth Century Fox, 1945
1704 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Winter In Sun Valley Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad, 1956 28 min
1830 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Taste Of Victory Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1968 16 mm. 28 min
1957 Alpine Film Hadgkiss, Bill. producer and director Tod Mountain Petric Recreations, 1975 16 mm. 15 min