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
3371 Alpine Technique Eyraud, Katherine Cleary A Quasi-Dynamic Simulation Of Parallel Ski Turn Initiation Madison, Wi: Author, 1969 155 lvs. illus
3497 Alpine Technique Ross, Ali How We Learned To Ski London:Collins in association with Peter Stuyvestan 1983 128 p. illus
3623 Alpine Tuning Myette, Kevin REI Ski Tuning Manual Bellevue, WA: REI, 1988 39 p. illus.
3748 Alpine Video Paul, P.R. Snowballing Los Angeles, CA:Prisim Entertainment, 1985 VHS96 min.
3875 Alpine Video Van Arsdale, Bill Ski The Best Of The West, Vol IV Naples, FL: Van Video; Distributed by Vacations on 1988 VHS60 min.
4001 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Steeper And Deeper Burbank, CA:Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992 VHS93 min
4126 Alpine Video Buglione, Brenda Ski Prime Colorado:TCI of Colorado, 1996 2 VHS cassettes
1546 Alpine Film Swiss Ski School? Beginner To Parallel-- Swiss Ski School 1940
1672 Alpine Film Jay, John. director Winter Paradise Vitaphone Corp., 1954 35 mm.20 min
4253 Alpine Video Winter, Steve Ski Movie Crested Butte, CO:Matchstick Productions, 2000 VHS, DVD
1799 Alpine Film ABC, Wide World of Sports FIS Championships, 1966 New York: American Broadcasting Company, 1966 16 mm. 52 min
1925 Alpine Film Bob Perry Productions North Country Lady Released by Association--Sterling Films, 1973 16 mm. l9 min.
2052 Alpine Film Phoenix/BFA Films Little Dog Goes Skiing New York: Phoenix/BFA Films, 1984 16 mm. 8 min
2083 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Black Diamond Rush Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1993
2207 Alpine Guide Aspen, Colorado: Skiing Unsurpassed, Winter 1949-1950 New York: William P. Wolfe Organization, 1949 12 p. illus.
2333 Alpine Guide Heller, Mark The World Ski Atlas London;Marshall Cavendish, 1978 256 p. illus. maps
2460 Alpine Guide Oliver, Peter Insider's Guide To The Best Skiing In New England Telluride, CO: Western Eye Press, 1991 256 p. illus.
2586 Alpine Handbook The Skier's Handbook New York:Award Books 1958
1173 Alpine Autobiography Strom, Erling Pioneers On Skis Central Valley, NY:Smith Clove Press, 1977 xi, 239 p. illus
2713 Alpine Lifts Vail Aerial Tramway & Ski Safety Seminar: 1983: Vail, Colo Third Annual Vail Aerial Tramway & Ski Safety Seminar Proc Vail, CO: 1983 ii, 72 p. illus.