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 descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3795 Alpine Video Official Workout And Training Program Developed By The U. Santa Ana, CA:Bookshelf Video, 1986 VHS60 min
3922 Alpine Video Zlataris, Harvey Valdez Goes Extreme 199? VHS58 min.
4048 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System ESPSN's Secrets Of Speed Denver, CO: National Ski Patrol System, 1993 VHS30 min.
4174 Alpine Video Norwegian Broadcasting Corp. Lillehammer '94 Franconia, NH:New England Ski Musuem, 1997 VHS85 min
4298 Alpine Wit & Humor Cleaver, Reginald Alpine Sport:A Sketch-Book London: 1922? 16 plates
3546 Alpine Technique Twardokens, George Universal Ski Techniques:Principles And Practices Reno, NV: Kinko's, 1989 195 p. illus.
3670 Alpine Video East, Chuck Olympiad Concerto:1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid, Alpi K2 Ski Corporation; Distributed by Solomon, 1980 VHS17 min
3796 Alpine Video The Search For The Ultimate Run Plymouth, NH:Simitar, 1986 VHS30 min.
3923 Alpine Video Bell, Martin Let's Go Skiing 1990 British video
4049 Alpine Video New York, New Haven & Hartford RR Let's Go Skiing Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1993 VHS 28 min
4175 Alpine Video Ostlund, Ruben Free Radicals Down Films, 1997 VHS
4299 Alpine Wit & Humor D'Egville, Alan H. S'no Fun London: Jarrolds, 1925 96 p. illus.
1166 Alpine Autobiography Lunn, Sir Arnold Unkilled For So Long: The Memoirs Of Sir Arnold Lunn London: Allen & Unwin, 1968 175 p.
1291 Alpine Biography Pfeifer, Luanne Gretchen's Gold: The Life Of Gretchen Fraser:America's First Missoula, MT:Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1996 xii, 172 p.
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
1914 Alpine Film Pill, Jeffery. director Spider Sabich Telesports Ltd. Released by Oxford Films, 1972 16 mm. 22 min
2041 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Skiing, Movement And Motion Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Productions, 1982 16 mm.23 min