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
3689 Alpine Video Crystal Productions The Mountain Does It For Me Aspen, CO:Crystal Productions, 1981 U-Matic, 12 min.
3815 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Ski Sense And Safety Springfield, MA: National Ski Areas Association, 1987 VHS 25 min
3942 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric Skiing Extreme III Truckee, CA:Eric Perlman Productions, 1990 VHS 60 min
4068 Alpine Video Gouvernment du Quebec Tourisme Quebec Norwalk, CT: Publisher's Video Group, Inc., 1994 VHS15 min.
4194 Alpine Video Lert, Wolfgang Ski Memories Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1998 VHS22 min.
4317 Alpine Wit & Humor Miller, Warren Wine, Women And Skis Hermosa Beach, CA:Goldfinkle, Mossewitch, Klopp 1958 119 p. illus.
1408 Alpine Conditioning Robinson, Nancy Stretching For Skiing And More Albury, N.S.W., Australia: Nancy Robinson, 1988 36 p. illus.
1535 Alpine Film Franconia Holiday 1940? 45 min.
1661 Alpine Film Sternberg, K. Producer/Director/Writer Ski Patrol Australian Commonwealth Film Unit, 1953 16 mm 10 min
1788 Alpine Film Columbia Pictures Corporation Winter A-Go-Go Columbia Pictures Corporation, 1965 35 mm 88 min
1234 Alpine Biography Ylvisaker, Erling The Story Of Snowshoe Thompson Brooklyn, NY:Norwegian News, 1934 15 p.
1898 Alpine Film LeMoss, Terril Ski Fever Released by BFA Educationa Media 1971 16 mm. 9 min
2025 Alpine Film Lawren Productions The Blind Participate Mendocino, CA:Lawren Productions, 1980 16 mm.20 min.
2148 Alpine Grass & Dry Sl Magney, Mark Jonas The Nature And Usability Of Artificially-Surfaced Ski Slopes New York:Author, 1967 168 lvs.
2275 Alpine Guide New Jersey Ski Areas Trenton, NJ: State of New Jersey, Dept.of Conservati 1968 23 p. illus
2401 Alpine Guide Fodor's Travel Guides Fodor's Ski Resorts Of North America New York:Fodor's Travel Guides, 1988 v, 392 p. illus. ma
2528 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America '98 Hamstead, NH:World Leisure Corp., 1997 461 p. illus.
2654 Alpine Handbook Eubanks, Steve I Know Absolutely Nothing About Skiing:A New Skier's Guid Nashville, TN:Rutledge Hill Press, 1996 xi, 129 p. illus
2780 Alpine Mountaineering Van Alstine, Tom An Alpine Touring Guide To The West Kootenays Caslegar, B.C.:Authors, 1977? 26 p. illus. maps
2901 Alpine Powder, Heli & Rogers, Neal Powder Paradise: Helicopter Skiing In The Cariboo And Mon American World Geography, 1992 128 p. illus.