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
3903 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System Lower Extremity Injuries Lakewood, CO: National Ski Patrol System, 1989 VHS34 min
4030 Alpine Video Gravity Sports Films New Highlights Salt Lake City, UT:Gravity Sports Films, Inc., 1993 VHS51 min.
4155 Alpine Video Dee, Joe. director "I Never Look Back:"The Buddy Werner Story Hamburg, NY:Dee Bros. Productions, 1997 VHS32 min.
4282 Alpine Video Jones, Todd Salad Days Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 2002 DVD34 min.
1255 Alpine Biography Jacobs, Linda Annemarie Proell: Queen Of The Mountain St. Paul, MN: EMC Corp., 1975 40 p. illus.
1389 Alpine Conditioning Morris, Margaret Ski-ing Exercises New York: Greenberg, 1936 60 p. illus.
1515 Alpine Film Schniebs, Otto Modern Ski Technique Boston, MA:Patheschope Company, 1937? 16 mm. 30 min.
1642 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Wandering Skis Warren Miller Productions, 1952
1768 Alpine Film Beame, Bernard. producer & writer Bunnies, Bachelors And Broken Bones New York: CBS, 1964 16 mm. 27 min.
1895 Alpine Film Clark, Bruce. director The Ski Bum Avco-Embassy, 1971 94 min.
2021 Alpine Film Beaver Mountain Ski Area Logan, UT:Beaver Mountain Ski Area & Dept. of Ins 1979 16 mm. 18 min
2144 Alpine Freestyle Smalley, Park Skiing Freestyle: Official Training Guide Of The U.S. Freestyl Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1986 180 p. illus.
2271 Alpine Guide The National Survey Eastern Ski Atlas Chester, VT:National Atlas, 1968 112 p. illus. maps
2397 Alpine Guide Weir, Ronald The Scottish Ski Guide Edinburgh, U.K.:Mainstream, 1987 [112] p. illus
2524 Alpine Guide Blair, Cynthia The Skier's Book Of Trail Maps Stony Brook, NY:Dandelion Press, 1997 80 colored trail m
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.
Alpine Mountaineering Seamen, Peter Follow The Sun:A Traverse Of The Alps On Skis Berkswell, Cyou, 2003 84 p. illus.
2987 Alpine Racing Major, James World Cup Ski Technique: Learn And Improve LaPorte, CO: Poudre Publishing Company, 1979 179 p. illus.
3115 Alpine Technique Baillie, George Ski-ing Simplified For Beginners London: Selwyn & Blount, 1923 viii, 9-[96] p. illus.