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
2315 Alpine Guide Casewit, Curtis W. Skiing Colorado: A Complete Guide To America's Number 1 S Old Greenwich, CT: Chatham Press, 1975 127 p. illus.
2442 Alpine Guide Ohlrich, Warren Aspen, Snowmass Downhill Ski Trails: A Complete Guide To Aspen, CO: WHO Press, 1990 104 p. illus.
2568 Alpine Handbook Eddie Bauer Sporting Goods 1936-37 Winter Sports Ski Guide, Sports Directory And Travel Seattle, WA:Eddie Bauer, 1936 36 p. illus.
2695 Alpine Lifts Steamboat Ski Area Steamboat Gondola Operations Manual 1970? 1 v. (unpaged), illus.
2785 Alpine Mountaineering Rowell, Galen High And Wild: A Mountaineer's World San Francisco, CA: 1979 159 p. illus.
Alpine Powder, Heli & Scott, Chic Powder Pioneers Calgary, Alberta, Canada:Rocky Mountain Books, 2007? 256 p. illus.
3032 Alpine Teaching Guid Elvedt, Ruth L. Skiing: How To Teach It And Organize It Minneapolis, MN: Burgess Publishing Company, 1950 38 p. illus.
3159 Alpine Technique Schniebs, Otto Modern Ski Technique Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1933 111 p. illus.
3286 Alpine Technique Osterreichister Berufsschilehreverband The New Official Austrian Ski System London:Kaye, 1959 126 p. illus.
3412 Alpine Technique Hathorn, Gina Ski-ing With Gina Hathorn London:Paul, 1974 96 p. illus
3539 Alpine Technique Bartelski, Konrad Successful Skiing Stradbroke: Sackville, 1989 80 p. illus
3663 Alpine Video Perfecting Parallel Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1979 VHS29 min
3790 Alpine Video Unwin, George. producer Skiing Irvine, CA: Karl-Lorimar Home Video, 1986 VHS20 min
3916 Alpine Video Whistler To Go Whistler, BC:Long Run Video Productions, 199? VHS24 min.
4043 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Get Away To Ski Country Burbank, CA:Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1993 VHS93 min.
4168 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Ski World Seattle, WA:Multicom Pub Inc., 1997 VHS90 min
4292 Alpine Waxing Swix Swix Alpine Racing Prep Manual 199?
1144 Alpine Ability Testing Andersen, R.E. An On-Site Test Battery To Evaluate Giant Slalom Skiing Perf Montreal, PQ:Author, 1988 89 lvs. Illus.
1278 Alpine Biography McCabe, Nora Laurie Graham Markham, Ontario, Canada: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1990 48 p. illus.
1401 Alpine Conditioning Robinson, Gwen Rector Skiing: Conditioning And Technique Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co., 1974 viii, 99 p. illus.