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
1622 Alpine Film Jay, John Skis Against Time Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1950 16 mm
1748 Alpine Film Jay, John Stars In The Snow Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1962 16 mm
1875 Alpine Film Ski Moderne Buffalo, NY:A-V Explorations, Inc., 1970 16 mm. 10 min.
2001 Alpine Film Bridger Bowl Inc. Tale Of The Cold Smoke Bozeman, MT: Bridger Bowl Inc., 1978 16 mm. 24 min
2125 Alpine Freestyle Broze, Matt C. Freestyle Skiing: The Parka Pocket Guide To Trick And Hot D Seattle, WA:Wildcat Books, 1972 111 p. illus
2251 Alpine Guide National Survey Company The National Survey Eastern Ski Atlas Chester, VT: 1964 100 p. illus.
2378 Alpine Guide Deschenes, Stephen Ski Party! The Skier's Guide To The Good Life! New York: St. Martin's, 1985 239 p. illus
2504 Alpine Guide Sehlinger, Bob Unofficial Ski Resorts Of The West New York:Simon & Schuster, 1994
2631 Alpine Handbook Needham, Richard. editor Encyclopedia Of Skiing New York: Harper & Row, 1979 452 p. illus.
2756 Alpine Mountaineering Paynter, Thomas Camborne The Ski And The Mountain: Instruction And Experiences Clim London: Hurst & Blackett, 1954 212 p. illus.
2878 Alpine Physiology Li, Carl Physiologic Responses To The Use Of The "Fitter" Alpine Ski San Diego, CA:Author, 1991 46 lvs. illus
3003 Alpine Racing Sheldon, Jennifer Sue A Guide To Intramural Alpine Ski Racing In The High School Ashland, OR:Author, 1987 ii, 65 lvs.
3131 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To London: Nisbet & Co., Ltd., 1927 illus.
3257 Alpine Technique Bourdon, Robert Modern Skiing Philadelphia,PA: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1953 96 p. illus.
3383 Alpine Technique Reilly, A.M. Skiing:A Beginner's Guide London: Lutterworth Publishing, 1970 109 p. illus.
3510 Alpine Technique Romagna, Paul Skiing Made Simple Australia: 1985 35 p. spiral binding
3634 Alpine Video Summit Films Ski The Outer Limits Santa Monica, CA:Pyramid Films, 1968 U standard28 mi
3761 Alpine Video Brown, Roger Ski The Mahre Way New York:Mahre Training Films, 1986 VHS55 min
3887 Alpine Video Brown, Roger Head Skis:The Gang That Wouldn't Delaminate, December, Vail, CO:Summit Films, 1989 VHS15 min.
4014 Alpine Video Ski Theater Nick Nixon Productions, 1992 VHS