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
2788 Alpine Mountaineering Bein, Vic Mountain Skiing Seattle, WA:The Mountaineers, 1982 192 p. illus.
2908 Alpine Promotional Grace, Edwin The Doctor Looks At Skiing Boston: J.F. Winters, 1939 64 p.
3035 Alpine Teaching Guid Chase, Curt Rocky Mountain Ski Instructors Manual Aspen, CO: 1957
3162 Alpine Technique Heinrich, Fritz Manual For Ski-Babies London: Oxford University Press, 1935 94 p.illus.
3289 Alpine Technique Polasek, Ollie Skiing New York: A.S. Barnes, 1959 120 p. illus.
3415 Alpine Technique Killy, Jean Claude Skiing. . . The Killy Way New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974 160 p. illus.
3542 Alpine Technique Heckelman, Martin Step By Step Skiing Skills London: Hamlyn, 1989 143 p. illus
3666 Alpine Video Aetna Life & Casualty Flight Without Wings Hartford, CT:Aetna Life & Casualty, 1980 VHS27 min
3793 Alpine Video A Sports Odyssey Mt. Prospect, IL:Mar/Chuck Film Industries, 1986 VHS25 min
3919 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Apocalypse I, II, III Australia:Virgin Video, 199? VHS88 min.
4045 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System Land Of One Season: The Basics Of Mountain Safety Denver, CO: National Ski Patrol System, 1993 VHS30 mins.
4171 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Vertical Reality Lane Cover, N.S.W.:20th Century Fox Home Entert 1997 VHS102 min.
4295 Alpine Waxing Brady, Michael Waxing And Care Of Skis And Snowboards Berkeley, CA:Wilderness Press, 2001 viii, 120 p. illus.
1245 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. The Other Side Of The Mountain New York:Warner Paperback Library, 1966 301 p. 8 lvs of pla
1371 Alpine Children Alderson, John Captain Zembo's Ski And Snowboarding Teaching Guide For Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1996 33 p. illus.
1495 Alpine Film Curry Company, Yosemite National Park Yosemite Ski Way 1925? 11 min.
1622 Alpine Film Jay, John Skis Against Time Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1950 16 mm
1748 Alpine Film Jay, John Stars In The Snow Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1962 16 mm
1875 Alpine Film Ski Moderne Buffalo, NY:A-V Explorations, Inc., 1970 16 mm. 10 min.
2001 Alpine Film Bridger Bowl Inc. Tale Of The Cold Smoke Bozeman, MT: Bridger Bowl Inc., 1978 16 mm. 24 min