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
1853 Alpine Film Jay, John An Evening With John Jay Rancho Santa Fe, CA: John Jay Productions, 1969 16 mm
2106 Alpine Film Real Action Pictures Dreamer Calgary, Alberta:Real Action Pictures, 1998
2229 Alpine Guide Riddell, James The Ski Runs Of Austria Toronto, Canada: Collins, 1958 262 p. illus.
2356 Alpine Guide Smith, Rodney A Guide To The Ski Fields Of New Zealand Sydney, Australia: Bay Books, 1981 128 p. illus.
2482 Alpine Guide Asmus, Brad The Local's Guide To Skiing Squaw Valley Santa Cruz, CA:Four Mile Press, 1993 160 p. illus
2609 Alpine Handbook Ski Handbook Of The Australian Capital Territory Ski Council Canberra;A.C.T. Ski Council, 1973?
2735 Alpine Mountaineering Lunn, Sir Arnold Alpine Ski-ing At All Heights And Seasons London: Metheun & Co. Ltd., 1926 106 p. illus.
2860 Alpine Mountaineering Watson, Wayne Off-Piste With Wayne Watson Harrogate:Take That, 2000 190 p. illus.
2981 Alpine Racing Canadian Ski Coaches Federation Level 1 Coaches Manual Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: The Federation, 1977 46 p. illus
3109 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To London: Nisbet, 1913 8, 244 p. illus. dia
3235 Alpine Technique Jacques, Dr. A. Downhill Skiing (French Technique). London: Nicholas Kaye, 1948 233 p. illus.
3362 Alpine Technique Sailer, Toni Ski With Toni Sailer New York: Cornerstone Library, 1967 172 p. illus.
3488 Alpine Technique Shedden, John Skilful Skiing Wakefield, England:EP Publications Ltd., 1982 126 p. illus.
3615 Alpine Technique Elling, R. Mark The All-Mountain Skier:The Way To Expert Skiing New York; London:McGraw-Hill, 2002 192 p. illus.
3739 Alpine Video Stopak, Charles. director Michelin World Freestyle Invitational; And, Hawaiian Tropic P Hollywood, CA: Tatum Communications, 1984 VHS
3866 Alpine Video Sierra Productions South Skiing--Control Is The Goal Irwindale, CA: Barr Films, 1988 VHS & U-matic.
3992 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Skiing Bloopers II Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1992 VHS46 min.
4118 Alpine Video Stump, Greg Best Scenes From Greg Stump Films 1995 VHS
4244 Alpine Video Mitchell, David Downhill Willie New York:Lorber Films, 2000 DVD90 min.
4368 Alpine Women Slanger, Elissa Ski Woman's Way Summit Books, 1979 219 p.