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
1536 Alpine Film New Hampshire Skiing 1940? 35 mm.
1662 Alpine Film Terray, Lionel Skis Against Mt. Blanc 1953? Film of first ski descent of Mt. Blanc in 1953
1789 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Aspen Album 1965
1915 Alpine Film Province of British Columbia Sounds Of Silence Ottawa, Canada: Canadian Travel Film Library, 1972 16 mm. 26 min
2042 Alpine Film Moulton, Richard W. producer & director Legends Of American Skiing Huntington, VT: Keystone Productions, 1982 78 min
2165 Alpine Guide Buschman, Camillo Ski Guide For The Kitzbuhel District Innsbruck:E. Moser, 1930
2329 Alpine Guide Fehr, Lucy M. Skiing USA: A Guide To The Nation's Ski Areas New York: Morrow, 1977 211 p. illus.
2456 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America, 1992 Hampstead, NH:World-Leisure Corp., 1991 495 p. illus. maps
2582 Alpine Handbook Bracken, William R. A Handbook On Ski-ing London: Caroll & Nicholson, 1951 92 p. illus.
2709 Alpine Lifts Cooper Mountain, Inc. Lift Dept. Lift Operations Manual: 1982-83 1982 1 v. (various pagings), illus. forms
2833 Alpine Mountaineering Scott, Chic Summits And Ice Fields:Alpine Ski Tours In The Rockies And Calgary, Alberta, Canada:Rocky Mountain Books, 1994 304 p. illus.
2955 Alpine Racing Mitchell, Harold Downhill Ski-Racing New York: Greenberg, 1936 125 p. illus.
3081 Alpine Teaching Guid Paice, Grant Awakino Skifield Skiing And Ski Teaching Manual Christchurch, N.Z.:G. Paice, 1991 44 p. illus.
3209 Alpine Technique Prager, Walter Skiing New York: A.S. Barnes & Company, Inc., 1939 89 p. illus.
3335 Alpine Technique Sailer, Toni Ski With Toni Sailer New York: Sterling Publishing Company, 1964 172 p. illus.
3462 Alpine Technique Joubert, George Teach Yourself To Ski Aspen, Colo., Aspen Ski Masters, 1979 203, p. illus.
3588 Alpine Technique Posekian, Gary Intermediate Downhill Skiing Lincolnwood:NTC/Contemporary Publishing, 1996 224 p. Illus.
3712 Alpine Video Lyras, Dean Skiercise: A Ski Film Adventure In Aerobic Exercise Park City, UT:Rocky Mountain Motion Pictures, 1983 VHS50 min
3839 Alpine Video Husted, Jens The Fundamentals Of Downhill Skiing From Wedge Turns To Newark, CA: SyberVision, 1987 VHS 60 min
3965 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions The Quest For Gold Jalbert Productions, 1991 VHS