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
1622 Alpine Film Jay, John Skis Against Time Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1950 16 mm
1748 Alpine Film Jay, John Stars In The Snow Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1962 16 mm
1875 Alpine Film Ski Moderne Buffalo, NY:A-V Explorations, Inc., 1970 16 mm. 10 min.
2001 Alpine Film Bridger Bowl Inc. Tale Of The Cold Smoke Bozeman, MT: Bridger Bowl Inc., 1978 16 mm. 24 min
2162 Alpine Guide Hoek, Henry W. Ski-Tours Round Lenzerheide Munich:Hochalpen-Verlag, 1925 61 p.
2289 Alpine Guide USDA Forest Service Skiing:The National Forests, America's Playgrounds Washington, DC:GPO, 1970 22 p. illus.
2415 Alpine Guide Fodor's '89 Ski Resorts Of The North McKay-Fodor, 1988
2542 Alpine Guide Tejada-Flores, Lito The Unofficial Guide To Skiing The West New York:Macmillan, 1998 xii, 590 p. illus. m
2668 Alpine Handicap O'Leary, Hal Bold Tracks: Skiing For The Disabled Evergreen, CO: Cordillera Press, 1987 151 p.
2794 Alpine Mountaineering Burgdorfer, Rainer Backcountry Skiing In Washington's Cascades Seattle, WA:The Mountaineers, 1986 232 p.
2914 Alpine Psychology Wilgus, Carl The Psychology Of Ski Instruction Tacoma, WA:PNSIA, 1970? 15 p.
3041 Alpine Teaching Guid Ford K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council, Inc. Instructors' Manual Hanover, NH:R.E. Burt, 1963 33 p.
3168 Alpine Technique Dudley, Charles M. It's Easy To Ski New York: Rogers, Kellogg, Stillson, 1936 47 p. illus.
3295 Alpine Technique Freund, Francesco The New Skier London:Arthur Barker Ltd., 1960 240 p. illus
3421 Alpine Technique Greene, Nancy Alpine Skiing Scarborough, Ontario, Canada: Prentice-Hall of Cana 1975 128 p. illus
3672 Alpine Video Gravity Sports Films The Rocky Powder Picture Show Salt Lake City, UT:Gravity Sports Films, Inc., 1980?
3798 Alpine Video Bogner, Willy Fire And Ice Beverly Hills, CA: Nelson Entertainment, 1987 VHS80 min
3925 Alpine Video ESPN Enterprises The Best Of Daredevil Skiing Briston, CT:ESPN Enterprises, 1990 VHS35 min.
4051 Alpine Video Professional Ski Instructors of America American Teaching System:Alpine Skiing, Volume I Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1993 VHS26 min
4177 Alpine Video Teton Gravity Research The Continuum Jackson, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 1997 VHS;40 min.