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
3766 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions America's Golden Ski Anniversary New York:Jalbert Productions, 1986 VHS22 - 28 min.
3892 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Apocalypse I, II, III New York:Jalbert Productions, 1989? VHS 90 min.
4019 Alpine Video Safer Skiing With The Ski-Way Code:The Ten Rules Of The I Croyden:Professional Video Productions, 1993 VHS
4144 Alpine Video Winter, Steve Fetish Crested Butte, CO:Reel Adventure Films, 1996 VHS55 min.
4271 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Cold Fusion: Power Of Snow Burbank, CA:Warren Miller Entertainment, 2001 DVD 95 min.
1183 Alpine Autobiography Berscheit, Mary Jo Joy On The Mountain Aspen, CO: Pitkin Press, 1981 201 p.
1184 Alpine Autobiography Dercum, Edna Strand It's Easy, Edna, It's Downhill All The Way Dillon, CO: Sirpos Press, 1981 213 p. illus.
1308 Alpine Children Weil, Lisl The Happy Ski ABC New York: Putnam, 1964 64 p. illus.
1432 Alpine Equipment Northland Ski Manufacturing Company Northland Skis St. Paul, MN: 1933? 68 p. illus.
1559 Alpine Film U.S. War Department Ski Safety Washington, DC: United States War Department, 1942 16 mm, 21 mins
1685 Alpine Film Reek, Edmund. producer Winter Jamboree Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. 1955 35 mm. 10 min.
1812 Alpine Film U.S. Department of the Army Avalanche Hazards, Part 2 Released by National Audiovisual Center, 1966 16 mm. 29 min
1938 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Ski Finesse Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1974 16 mm. 28 min.
2102 Alpine Film Teton Gravity Research The Continuum Jackson, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 1997 16 mm.
2352 Alpine Guide Leed, William H. editor Thomas & Leed Skier's Directory And Almanac Of North Amer Snyder, NY:Thomas H. Leed, 1981 191 p. illus.
2478 Alpine Guide St. Clair, Sasha Skier's Atlas Of New Zealand And Australia Wanaka, New Zealand:WSH Publishing, 1992 144 p. illus. maps
2605 Alpine Handbook Heller, Mark All About Skiing London, New York:Hamlyn, 1969 248 p. illus.
2731 Alpine Mountaineering Lunn, Sir Arnold Alpine Ski-ing At All Heights And Seasons London: Methuen, 1921 xii, 116 p. illus
2856 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Dawson's Guide To Colorado Back Country Skiing: Roaring F Monument, CO:Blue Clover, 2000
2977 Alpine Racing Steigler, Pepi Stiegler:The Style Of A Champion, Supplementary Coaching Jackson Hole, WY: PepsiCo, 1975 39 p. illus.