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
2578 Alpine Handbook Harper, Frank Skiing For The Millions New York:Longmans, Green & Co., 1945 242 p. illus.
2705 Alpine Lifts Pollaud-Duliand, Jackie Automatic System Of Administration And Acccess Control To Bologna, Spain: Ascot Industria, 1980?
2829 Alpine Mountaineering Baldwin, John Exploring The Coast Mountains On Skis: A Guidebook To Mou Vancouver, BC, Canada: J. Baldwin, 1994 255 p. illus. maps
2951 Alpine Racing Mitchell, Harold Downhill Ski-Racing London: Allen & Unwin, 1931 125 p. illus
3077 Alpine Teaching Guid Porter, Mike PSIA American Teaching System Handbook For Ski Teaching Vail, CO:Vail Associates, 1989 169 p.
2453 Alpine Guide Davidson, Nadine Nardi Skier's Guide To California: Volume 2 Central Sierras And So Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1991 244 p. illus.
2579 Alpine Handbook Huber, Eddie Daoust Ski Handbook Montreal, Daoust, LaLonde & Co., 1946? 48 p. illus.
2706 Alpine Lifts Stoddard, Chris Ski Lift Operator's Guide:Your Text-Workbook In Ski Lift Ope Missoula, MT:Mountain Management Services, 1980 56 p. illus.
2830 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Colorado's Fourteeners: Volume 1, Northern Peaks:The Com Monument, CO: Blue Clover Press, 1994 255 p. illus. maps
2952 Alpine Racing D'Egville, Alan H. Slalom: Its Technique, Organization And Rules New York:Longmans, 1934 159 p. illus.
3078 Alpine Teaching Guid Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance C.S.I.A. Manual St. Laurent, Que:Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance, 1990? 1 v. (various pagings). Illus.
3206 Alpine Technique Amstutz, Walter Ski-ing From A-Z:An Instructional Film Of 450 Instantaneous London: Oxford University Press, 1939 52 p. illus.
3332 Alpine Technique Professional Ski Instructors of America The Official American Ski Technique Minneapolis, MN: The Professional Ski Instructors Of 1964 115 p. illus.
3459 Alpine Technique Covino, Frank The Digest Book Of Downhill Skiing Chicago, IL: Follett Publishing, 1979 96 p. illus.
3585 Alpine Technique LeMaster, Ron Skiing:The Nuts And Bolts Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1996
3710 Alpine Video Lapple, Edward. director Camel International Speed Skiing Championships, And Peug Hollywood, CA: Tatum Communications, 1983 VHS
3836 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Vail & Beaver Creek Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS25 min
3962 Alpine Video DeBoer, Jake Canada's Western Ski Resorts Derry, NH: Chip Taylor Communications, 1991 VHS28 min
4089 Alpine Video Winter, Steve The Hedonist Crested Butte, CO: 1994 VHS52 min.
4214 Alpine Video Emery, Shawn F. The Greatest Snow On Earth:The Utah Skiing Story Salt Lake City, UT:Working Title Productions, 1999 VHS60 min.