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
1828 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Cold Rush Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1968 16 mm. 26 min
1955 Alpine Film Feltham, Kerry Pro Ski Racers Toronto:Canadian Film-Makers' Distribution Centre, 1975 16 mm.13 min.
2081 Alpine Film Gaffney, Scott The Edge Of Existence Tahoe City, CA:Scott Gaffney Productions, 1993 82 min.
2205 Alpine Guide Ogrizek, Dore, ed The Winter Book Of Switzerland Berne, Switzerland: Kummerly and Frey, 1949 382 p. illus
2331 Alpine Guide Casewit, Curtis W. Curtis Casewit's Guide To Ski Areas And Resorts New York: Pilot Books, 1978 31 p. illus.
2458 Alpine Guide Older, Jules Ski Vermont! A Complete Guide To The Best Vermont Skiing Post Mills, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 1991 133 p. illus.
2584 Alpine Handbook Thomas, Audley. editor The Skier's Almanac:The 1956 Yearbook For Recreational S New York:Ski-Time Magazine, 1957 192 p.
2711 Alpine Lifts Lesser, Ellen America's First Ski Tow: Commemorative Album South Pomfret, VT: Teago Publishing Co., 1983 30 p. illus.
2835 Alpine Mountaineering Edwards, P.K. The Sierra High Route Ventura, CA:Surfrider Publishing, 1995 48 p. illus.
2957 Alpine Racing Faecher, Stanislaw Ski Championships Of The World Cracow:The Polish Ski Association, 1939 110 p. illus.
3083 Alpine Teaching Guid Saxton, Val Kiwisport, Kiwiski, Play It Cool:A Resource Book For Teachi Wellington, N.Z.:New Zealand Ski Association, 1993 72 p. illus. maps
3211 Alpine Technique Stone, A.J. Frozen Lessons:A Handbook Of Ski Technique Sydney, Australia:Kosciusko Alpine Club, 194? 28 p. illus.
3337 Alpine Technique Taylor, Clif Ski In A Day! New York: Grossett & Dunlap, 1964 90 p. illus.
3464 Alpine Technique Killy, Jean Claude Situation Skiing London:Hodder & Stoughton, 1979 203 p. illus.
3590 Alpine Technique Professional Ski Instructors of America PSIA Alpine Level II Study Guide Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1996 95 p.
3714 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Ski Time! Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Sports Films, 1983 VHS102 min
3841 Alpine Video Angrove, James. director Skier's Dream New York:SVS Inc. 1988 VHS75 min.
3967 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Extreme Winter Burbank, CA:Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1991 VHS92 min
4093 Alpine Video Begin, Christian. director Loco Motion Radical Production, 1995 VHS26 min
4219 Alpine Video Morton, Riley Locals Only Epic Entertainment, 1999 VHS