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
4005 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Carving The White Calgary, Alberta, Canada:RAP Productions, 1992 VHS
4130 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott Walls Of Freedom Tahoe City, CA:Scott Gaffney Productions, 1996 VHS87 min
4257 Alpine Video Parental Advisory Heavy Hitting Films, 2000 VHS44 min.
1240 Alpine Biography Teal, Evelyn Flying Snowshoes Caldwell, ID:Caxton Printers, 1957 181 p.
1366 Alpine Children MacCallum, Paul The Parents' Guide To Teaching Skiing Cincinnati, OH: Betterways Books, 1993 144 p. illus.
1490 Alpine Film Curry Company, Yosemite National Park Winter Playground 1920? 9 min
1617 Alpine Film Bourdon, Robert The Man In The Red Flannel Suit Stowe, VT: 1950? Short comedy, rustic Vermonters, city slickers & skiing
1743 Alpine Film Jay, John Once Upon An Alp Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1961 16 mm
1870 Alpine Film Waterville Company Mike's Race Boulder, CO:Summit Films, 1969 16 mm. 24 min.
1927 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Skiing's Great Warren Miller Productions, 1973
2054 Alpine Film Sierra Productions South Ski Sense And Safety Irwindale, CA: Barr Films, 1984 16 mm. 17 min
2177 Alpine Guide Pfeifer, Friedl. editor The Sun Valley Ski Book New York: A.S. Barnes, 1939 94 p. illus.
2304 Alpine Guide Northern Sports Council Skiing In The North Durham City, England: Northern Sports Council, 1973 100 p. illus. maps
2430 Alpine Guide Reynolds, Kev The Jura Milnethorpe:Cicerone, 1989 192 p. illus. maps
3216 Alpine Technique Loosli, Ernest Fritz Parallel Skiing New York: Morrow, 1941 96 p. illus.
2557 Alpine Guide Gill, Chris Where To Ski And Snowboard Wordwide Boulder, CO:Mountain Sports Press, 2001 542 p. illus. maps
2683 Alpine Lifts Cannon Mountain America's First Aerial Tramway Franconia, NH:Cannon Mountain, 1938 32 p. illus.
2808 Alpine Mountaineering Wilberforce Smith, Peter A Little Walk On Skis: From The Mediterranean To AustriaAl Surlingham: Dickerson, 1987 257 p. illus. maps
3343 Alpine Technique Bonnet, Honore Ski--The Experts' Way London: Newnes, 1966 237 p. illus.
3469 Alpine Technique Boy Scouts Of America Skiing Irving, TX: Boy Scouts of America, 1980 56 p. illus.