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
3163 Alpine Technique Schniebs, Otto Modern Ski Technique Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1935 120 p. illus.
3246 Alpine Technique Albouy, Robert Skiing:Allais Technique Seattle, WA: Craftsman Press, 1950 47 p. illus.
3329 Alpine Technique Gemsch, Norbert Modern Ski-ing London: Cassell, 1964 112 p. illus.
3412 Alpine Technique Hathorn, Gina Ski-ing With Gina Hathorn London:Paul, 1974 96 p. illus
3495 Alpine Technique Howe, John Skiing Mechanics LaPorte, CO: Poudre Press, 1983 160 p. illus.
3578 Alpine Technique Tejada-Flores, Lito Breakthrough On Skis:How To Get Out Of The Intermediate New York: Vintage Books, 1994 291 p. illus.
1348 Alpine Children Cochran, Barbara Ann Teach Your Child To Ski Lexington, MA: S. Greene Press, 1989 127 p. illus.
1429 Alpine Equipment Diettrich, Anton Skis And Skiing: A Series Of Lectures. Lecture I. Equipment Hanover, NH: Published by the Dartmouth Outing Clu 1924 23 p. illus.
1512 Alpine Film Lang, Otto Ski Flight Hollywood, CA: Warner Brothers Pictures, 1937 16 mm. 10 mins
1595 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Ski Colorado 1948 16 mm.30 min
1186 Alpine Autobiography Kaaten, Sverre 52 Years Of Skiing In Australia Through Norwegian Eyes Redfern, N.S.W., Australia, David Boyce Publishing 1981 144 p. illus
1267 Alpine Biography Fiester, Mark Look For Me In Heaven:The Life Of John Lewis Dyer Boulder, CO: Pruett Press, 1980 504 p. illus.
1711 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Western Wonderland Series No. 1 Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture 1957 16 mm. 12 min.
1794 Alpine Film Miller, Warren The Big Ski Show Warren Miller Productions, 1965
1877 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Ski Aspen Highlands Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1970 16 mm. 24 min
1960 Alpine Film Jay, John Winter Holidays In The Americas Rancho Santa Fe, CA:John Jay Productions, 1975 16 mm
2043 Alpine Film SPI-KSA The Alpine Ski School 1982 76 min?
2094 Alpine Film Gage, Beth Fire On The Mountain: The Story Of The Men Of The 10th Mountain Division 1995 73 min Grand Prize Winner of the 1995 Mountain Film Festival in Telluride
2174 Alpine Guide Elkins, Frank The Ski Guide For 1938 New York: Greenberg, 1937 216 p.
2257 Alpine Guide Osterreichische Fremdenverkehrswerbung Ski-ing Centres In Austria Wien, Austria: 1965 52 p. illus.