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
1603 Alpine Film Vermont Development Commission Ski Vermont Bay State Film Company, 1948 16 mm 18 min.
1730 Alpine Film Ski Crazy 196? 90 min
1856 Alpine Film Moreland Latchford Productions Skiing In Ontario Ottawa, Ont. Canada: National Film Board of Canada 1969 16 mm. 9 min.
1982 Alpine Film United States Olympic Committee Winter Olympics 1976 1976 26 min.
2109 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Golden Years Of Ski Films 1999? 113 min.
2232 Alpine Guide Heuser, William L. Tourism And Skiing In The San Juan Basin Area [Durango, CO:] 1959 53 p.
2359 Alpine Guide Barlow, Henry Aspen To Whitefish: A Skier's Guide To The Rockies Crested Butte, CO:Malachite Publishing Company, 1982 105 p. illus
2485 Alpine Guide Casewit, Curtis W. Skiers Guide To Colorado Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company, 1993 202 p. illus. maps
2612 Alpine Handbook Scharff, Robert. editor Ski Magazine's Encyclopedia Of Skiing New York: Harper & Row, 1974 427 p. illus.
2738 Alpine Mountaineering Smythe, Francis Sydney Climbs And Ski Runs: Mountaineering And Ski-ing In The Alps Edinburgh, London: W. Blackwood & Sons, Ltd., 1931 307 p. illus.
2862 Alpine Mountaineering Volken, Martin Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 2002 153 p. illus. maps
2984 Alpine Racing Cochran, Mickey The Cochran Family Book Of Ski Racing New York: Hawthorn Books, 1977 167 p. illus.
3112 Alpine Technique Richardson, E.C. The "shilling" Ski-Runner London:Author, 1919
3230 Alpine Technique D'Egville, Alan H. Ski-ing:Basic Technique For The Beginner London; Toronto:W. Heineman, 1947 42 p. illus.
3357 Alpine Technique Joubert, Georges How To Ski The New French Way New York:Dial Press, 1967 208 p. illus
3483 Alpine Technique Skiing: Alpine And Nordic Millwood, Australia:Outdoor Education Unit, S.A. E 1981 23 p. illus.
3610 Alpine Technique Harb, Harold R. Anyone Can Be An Expert Skier 2:Powder, Bumps, And Carv Long Island City, NY:Hatherleigh Press, 2001 186 p. illus.
3734 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Snowmaking: Water And Air:Handle With Care Springfield, MA:National Ski Areas Association, 1984 Beta12 min
3861 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System NSP 50th Lakewood, CO:National Ski Patrol System, 1988 VHS 120 min
3987 Alpine Video Hogen, Jackson. writer Warren Miller's The Truth About Skiing Hermosa Beach, CA.: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1992 VHS 57 minutes