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
1543 Alpine Film New York, New Haven & Hartford RR Let's Go Skiing 1940 28 min approx.
1669 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Let's Go Skiing San Rafael, CA:Frank Howard Films, 1954? 16 mm.90 min.
1796 Alpine Film Rafkin, Alan. director Ski Party 1965 90 min
1922 Alpine Film Wolper Productions The Perilous Descent Wolper Productions, 1972 16 mm. 24 min
2049 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Derby Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1984 16 mm. 28 min
2172 Alpine Guide Zielinski, Dr. Adam The Ski-ing Grounds Of Poland Krakow, Poland: 1935
2299 Alpine Guide Edington, Donald R. editor Petersen's Ski World Los Angeles, CA: PetersenPublishing Company, 1973 144 p. illus.
2425 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Ski Europe 1990:A Comprehensive Guide To Skiing Europe's Hamstead, NH:World Leisure Corp., 1989 382 p.Illus. Map
2552 Alpine Guide Gill, Chris Where To Ski And Snowboard 2001 Bath:Norton Wood, 2000 640 p. illus. maps
2678 Alpine Handicap Professional Ski Instructors of America, East Adaptive Education And Examination Guide Albany, NY:PSIA Educational Foundation, 1996
2804 Alpine Mountaineering Cliff, Peter Ski Mountaineering Chester, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1987 160 p. illus.
2924 Alpine Psychology Kingery, Jul Step Into Skiing Discoveries Tahoe City, CA: Alpine-Tahoe Press, 1978 158 p. illus.
3050 Alpine Teaching Guid Shedden, John Ski Teaching Cardiff, UK: John Jones Cardiff Ltd., 1972 113 p. illus.
3178 Alpine Technique Schniebs, Otto Skiing For All New York: Leisure League of America, 1936 95 p. illus.
3304 Alpine Technique Bourdon, Robert The New Way To Ski New York: Universal Publishing, 1961 89 p. illus
3431 Alpine Technique Greene, Nancy Alpine Skiing St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia: University of Quee 1976 128 p. illus
3557 Alpine Technique Yacenda, John Alpine Skiing: Steps To Success Champaign, IL: Leisure Press, 1991 168 p. illus.
3682 Alpine Video Turnbull, John Learn To Ski:One Step At A Time With John Turnbull Australia:Videosonic Productions, 1980? VHS44 min
3808 Alpine Video Miller, Dean Ski Tuning With Dean Miller: Secrets Of The Pros Made Easy Hedlund Productions, 1987 VHS30 min
3935 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Extreme Winter Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1990 VHS92 min.