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
3889 Alpine Video Heckelman, Martin Ski Tips I Castle Vision, 1989 VHS65 min
4016 Alpine Video The Best Of Breckenridge: Genuine Colorado Miami, FL: World Video Projects, Inc., 1992 VHS44 min.
4141 Alpine Video Schafer, Rusty Epilotical Episodes Dillon, CO:Mophead Productions, 1996 VHS
4268 Alpine Video Lindsay, Robbe L. Montana Winter:Deep In The Heart Of The Rockies Comes A Polar Bear Productions, 2001 VHS75 min.
1219 Alpine Autobiography Macomber, George Plunging In:Memoirs Unlimited Beverley, MA: 1997 328 p.
1342 Alpine Children Claridge, Marit Skiing: From Beginner To Expert EDC, 1987 64 p. illus.
1467 Alpine Equipment 1983 Buyer's Guide New York;Ski, 1982 170 p. illus.
1593 Alpine Film Coty, Victor Wooden Wings Stowe, VT:Victory Coty, 1948?
1720 Alpine Film Pathe News Ski Devils Pathe News: Distributed by Reel Images, 1958 10 min
1846 Alpine Film Bob Perry Productions GLM Released by Sterling Movies, U.S.A., 1969 16 mm. 18 min
1973 Alpine Film Brown, Roger The Edge Aspen, CO:Crystal Productions, 1976 16 mm.96 min.
2099 Alpine Film Stump, Greg Siberia 1996? Schmidt & Kelly heli-ski Siberian mountains
2223 Alpine Guide Riddell, James The Ski Runs Of Switzerland London:Michael Joseph, 1957 360 p. illus.
2349 Alpine Guide Guia De Las Estaciones De Nieve Y Montana:Espana= Guide Madrid, Spain: Ministerio de Transportes y Communi 1980 312 p.illus
2475 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Ski Europe 1993 Hampstead, NH: World-Leisure Corp., 1992 380 p. illus. maps
2602 Alpine Handbook Matthew, Eileen Holm Skiing For Pleasure South Brunswick, NJ: A.S. Barnes, 1968 232 p. illus.
2728 Alpine Motor Ability Gorton, Linda G. The Relationship Between Selected Factors Of Motor Ability, Amherst, MA: Author, 1966 vi, 65 lvs. illus
2853 Alpine Mountaineering Richins, Paul 50 Classic Backcountry Ski And Snowboard Summits In Califo England:Cordee, 1999
2974 Alpine Racing Bear, Ruedi Technical Outlines For Ski Racing Wadenswil:Ruedi Bear Publication, 1974
3102 Alpine Technique Richardson, E.C. The "shilling" Ski-Runner London: Richardson & Wroughton, 1910 36 p. 16 p. of adv