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
1924 Alpine Film Beconta, Inc. Best Of The Bunch Released by Association-Sterling Films, 1973 16 mm. 24 min
2051 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Ski Country Island Alive, Inc., 1984 92 min
2212 Alpine Guide Johnston, Jimmy. editor The First Annual Minnesota-Wisconsin Ski Guide, 1953-54:A Minneapolis:Edina Publicaitons, 1953 30 p.
2338 Alpine Guide Rothafel, Roxy Roxy's Ski Guide To New England Charlotte, NC: East Woods Press, 1978 190 p. illus.
2465 Alpine Guide Ski Utah Salt Lake City, UT: Mountain West Supply, 1991 31 p. illus. maps
2591 Alpine Handbook Casewit, Curtis W. Ski Fever: How To Master The Fastest-Growing Winter Sport New York: Hawthorn Books, 1965 96 p. illus.
2718 Alpine Lifts Simonsen, William. The Lift Evacuation Technical Manual Denver, CO:National Ski Patrol System, 1990 iii, 59 p. illus
2842 Alpine Mountaineering Waag, David Oregon Descents:A Backcountry Ski Guide To The Southern Portland, OR:Free Heel Press, 1997 160 p. illus.
2964 Alpine Racing Casewit, Curtis W. Ski Racing: Advice By The Experts New York: Arco Publishing, 1969 186 p. illus.
3090 Alpine Teaching Guid Martinez, Enor Ski Teaching In Spanish Handbook Salt Lake City, UT:Author, 1991 180 p.
3217 Alpine Technique Ontario Ski Zone Committee Ski Instruction Manual: Giving Explanation Of Technique For Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Ski Zone Committ 1941 45 p.illus.
3344 Alpine Technique Eriksen, Stein Come Ski With Me New York: W.W. Norton, 1966 214 p. illus.
3470 Alpine Technique Cottrell, Jim Skiing--Everyone Winston-Salem, NC:Hunter Textbooks, 1980 vi. 81 p. illus
3597 Alpine Technique Heins, Gary Skiing With Heins-Sight Swingin 'G Books, 1997 94 p.
3721 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association The Rental Shop Team Springfield, MA:National Ski Areas Assocaition, 1983 VHS23 min
3848 Alpine Video French Ski Federation Freestyle French Ski Federation, 1988 VHS12 min+ 1
3974 Alpine Video Stump, Greg Steep Techniques With Scot Schmidt New York:A Vision, 1991 VHS45 min.
4100 Alpine Video Emmer, Michael. director Adrenaline Adventure Bridger Productions, 1995 VHS60 min
4226 Alpine Video Teton Gravity Research Uprising Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 1999 VHS60 min.
4350 Alpine Wit & Humor Samuel, John Bedside Skiing London: Fontana, 1988 88 p.