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
1384 Alpine Children Bode, Diane Skiing Is For Kids (And Those Who Believe In Magic): A Ski In Kamas, UT:Wind Song Publications, 2002 xiii, 90 p. illus.
1508 Alpine Film Young, Christopher Dr. Schlitz Climbs Mt. Washington 1935 35 mm
4031 Alpine Video GRB Entertainment Extreme Fear. Winter Shreds St. Leonards, N.S.W.:CEL Entertainment, 1993 VHS50 min.
4156 Alpine Video Dukeman, Joe Dogs Of Winter 5: Do The White Thing Boston, MA:Dogs of Winter Films, 1997 VHS
1635 Alpine Film Thorner, Hans Nacht am Montblanc (They Came on Skis) 1951 35 mm.
1761 Alpine Film Province of Alberta Where Winter's A Pleasure Released by Canadian Travel Film Library, 1963 16 mm. 27 min.
4283 Alpine Video Jones, Todd Teton Ski 3 Pk Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 2002 VHS
1888 Alpine Film Pontiac Motor Division of Gen. Motors A Taste Of Victory 1970 30 min
1986 Alpine Film Aetna Life & Casualty Flight Without Wings Hartford, CT:Aetna Life & Casualty, 1977 16 mm. 27 min
2113 Alpine Film Papanicolaou, Constantine Chapter Three E Media films, 1999 16 mm.
2236 Alpine Guide Pennsylvania Travel Development Bureau Skiing In Pennsylvania: Go Where The Skiers Go! Harrisburg, PA:The Department, 1960 8 p. illus. map
2363 Alpine Guide Kidd, Billy Billy Kidd's American Ski Guide Beverly Hills, CA: Citrus House Publishers, 1982 431 p. illus.
2489 Alpine Guide Reid, T.R. Ski Japan! Tokyo; New York: Kodansha International, 1993 328 p.
2616 Alpine Handbook Crawford, Judy Skiing Basics Toronto, Canada: Methuen, 1976 101 p. illus.
2742 Alpine Mountaineering Wedderburn, E.A. Alpine Climbing On Foot And With Ski Manchester:Open Air Publications, 1936 114 p.
2863 Alpine Multi-media Pa Egan, Dan Chairlift Guide To Better Skiing 1997 Consists of Book, All-Terrain Skiing, Video, Chairlift Ski Guide and pocket set of double sided, weather proof cards with 32 drills and skills for the slopes.
2988 Alpine Racing Ritchie, David Ski The Canadian Way Scarborough, Onatrio:Prentice-Hall of Canada, 1979 xi, 113 p. illus.
3116 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian Ski-ing Turns New York: C. Scribner's and Sons, 1923 279 p. illus.
3242 Alpine Technique Huber, Eddie The Complete Ski Manual: How To Begin, How To Improve, H London: G. Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1949 x, 129 p. illus.
3369 Alpine Technique Tucker, Karl Skiing Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown, 1968 vii, 71 p. illus