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
1176 Alpine Autobiography Miura, Yuchiro The Man Who Skied Down Everest Toronto, Canada:Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1978 170 p. illus.
1300 Alpine Children D'Egville, Alan H. The Game Of Ski-ing London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1937 76 p. illus.
1424 Alpine Equipment Northland Ski Manufacturing Company NorthlandSki St. Paul, MN: 1919 31 p. illus.
1551 Alpine Film Lang, Otto The Basic Principles Of Skiing Hollywood, CA:Twentieth Century Fox, 1941 B&W
1677 Alpine Film Thorner, Hans Skiers And Strangers Manchester, VT: Hans Thorner Films, 1954 90 min
1804 Alpine Film Eller, Harry. producer The Big Freeze West Germany, 1966? Color & sound
1930 Alpine Film Pyramid Films Ski Whiz Sant Monica, CA: Pyramid Films, 1973 16 mm. 9 min
2057 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Return To Aspen 1985
2180 Alpine Guide Winter On Cannon Mountain. Fun In Winter: Skiing, Racing, S Franconia, NH: 194? 14 p. illus.
2307 Alpine Guide Berry, I. William Where To Ski: A Guide To Skiing In The U.S.A. New York: New American Library, 1974 263 p.
2433 Alpine Guide Thorne, Patrick Berlitz Italy Ski Guide Lausanne, Switzerland: Berlitz Guides, 1989 224 p. illus
2650 Alpine Handbook Canadian Ski Council Ski It To Believe It!The How To Start, What To Do, Where To Mississauga, Ont:The Council, 1992 16 p. illus.
2776 Alpine Mountaineering Culbert, Dick Alpine Guide To Southwestern British Columbia West Vancouver, BC, Canada: Alpine Guide, 1974 441 p. illus.
2897 Alpine Powder, Heli & Epp, Martin Ski Powder Steyning, England:Fernhurst, 1987 63 p. illus
3023 Alpine Racing Mozen, Barbara J. The Role Of Imagery In An Alpine Ski Racer's Rehabilitation: East Lansing, MI: Author, 1999 vii, 92 lvs.
3150 Alpine Technique Proctor, Charles N. Skiing Boston, MA:Author 1932 63 p.
3277 Alpine Technique Pfeiffer, Doug Skiing With Pfeiffer: Adapted From The Manuscript, "It's Easy Riverside, CA: A to Z Printing Company, 1958 96 p. illus.
3403 Alpine Technique British Association of Ski Instructors Ski Technique And Instruction Manual Aviemore:BASI, 1973
3530 Alpine Technique Heller, Mark Skiing School New York: Barron's 1987 191 p. illus
3654 Alpine Video Mammoth Mountain Adventure Universal City, CA:MCA DiscoVision, 1978 1 disc, 25 min. 1