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 ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
1274 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. The Other Side Of The Mountain New York: Harper & Row, 1988 313 p.
1398 Alpine Conditioning Pedersen, Tage Getting In Shape To Ski London:Kaye and Ward, 1971 95 p. illus
1524 Alpine Film Snow Falls 1939? 16 mm.10 min.
1650 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad ABC Of Ski Omaha, NE: Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture B 1952 16 mm. 13 min.
1777 Alpine Film Jay, John Persian Powder Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1964 16 mm
1903 Alpine Film Zenlya, Isso.director The Man Who Skied Down Everest Ishihan International, 1971 100 min.
2030 Alpine Film Benedict, Darrell. producer-director An Introduction To Alpine Skiing 1981
2153 Alpine Grass & Dry Sl ASH Consulting Group Study Of Dry Ski Centres In Britain:A Report To The Sports C London:Sports Council, 1993 xxii, 105 p.
2280 Alpine Guide Skiing Magazine Ski Area Guide 1970 New York:Ziff-Davis, 1969 112 p. illus.
2406 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America: Winter 1989 Boston, MA:World-Leisure, 1988
2533 Alpine Guide Snow-Hunter The World Ski & Snowboarding Guide London:Columbus Press, 1997 288 p. illus. maps
2659 Alpine Handbook Pollack, Pamela Ski: Your Guide To Cross-Country, Downhill, Jumping, Racing Washington, D.C.:National Geographic Society, 2001 64 p. illus.
2785 Alpine Mountaineering Rowell, Galen High And Wild: A Mountaineer's World San Francisco, CA: 1979 159 p. illus.
Alpine Powder, Heli & Scott, Chic Powder Pioneers Calgary, Alberta, Canada:Rocky Mountain Books, 2007? 256 p. illus.
3032 Alpine Teaching Guid Elvedt, Ruth L. Skiing: How To Teach It And Organize It Minneapolis, MN: Burgess Publishing Company, 1950 38 p. illus.
3159 Alpine Technique Schniebs, Otto Modern Ski Technique Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1933 111 p. illus.
3286 Alpine Technique Osterreichister Berufsschilehreverband The New Official Austrian Ski System London:Kaye, 1959 126 p. illus.
3412 Alpine Technique Hathorn, Gina Ski-ing With Gina Hathorn London:Paul, 1974 96 p. illus
3539 Alpine Technique Bartelski, Konrad Successful Skiing Stradbroke: Sackville, 1989 80 p. illus
3663 Alpine Video Perfecting Parallel Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1979 VHS29 min