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
1452 Alpine Equipment Gardiner, Richard J. Dynamic Modeling For Ski Design Salt Lake City, UT:Author, 1974 xii, 67 lvs. illus
1578 Alpine Film Jay, John Skis In The Sky Norfolk, CT: John Jay Productions, 1946 16 mm.
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
1705 Alpine Film Edelweiss Lodge 1956
1831 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Tenth Winter Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1968 16 mm. 90 min
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
1958 Alpine Film Jay, John Head For The Hills Rancho Santa Fe: John Jay Productions, 1975 16 mm
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.
3027 Alpine Slope Design Acton, Michael A. The Use Of Environmentally-Sound, Best-Management Practic San Francisco, CA:Author, 1984 152 lvs. Illus.
3154 Alpine Technique Fanck, Arnold The Wonders Of Ski-ing:A Method Of Correct Ski-ingAnd Its London:G. Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1933 234 p. illus
3281 Alpine Technique Georg, Hans Modern Ski Systems London:Vision Press, 1959 64 p. illus
3407 Alpine Technique Taylor, Clif GLM:The New Way To Ski New York:Tempo Books, 1973 223 p. illus.
3534 Alpine Technique Petrick, Tim Sports Illustrated Skiing:Six Ways To Reach Your Skiing Pot New York: Sports Illustrated 1987 191 p. illus.
3658 Alpine Video PBS Video Best Downhill Racer In The World Washington, D.C.:PBS Video, 1979 VHS51 min
3785 Alpine Video Singer, Julie. director Trendsetters Ski Fashion & Equipment 1986-87 New York: Windsor Total Video, 1986 VHS11 min
3911 Alpine Video West, Byron. producer Alpine Welcome: Vail, Colorado, 1989 Denver, CO: Cable Channel 56, 1989 VHS6 min 24 sec
4038 Alpine Video Joe Dukeman Production Dogs Of Winter: Born To Shred Boston, MA: RAW Productions, 1993 VHS