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
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
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.
2867 Alpine Physiology Klingman, Stephen Lee The Effectiveness Of The Ski Simulator In Measuring TheFo Ithaca, NY:Author, 1975 99 lvs.
2992 Alpine Racing Molson World Downhill: March 7-11, 1984 Winterfest Vancouver, BC:Canada Ski Directory, 1984 61 p. illus. maps
3120 Alpine Technique Furse, Dame Katherine Ski-Running London, New York: Longmans Green, 1924 ix. 134 p. illus.
3246 Alpine Technique Albouy, Robert Skiing:Allais Technique Seattle, WA: Craftsman Press, 1950 47 p. illus.
3373 Alpine Technique Auran, John Henry Skiing Is A Family Sport New York: Association Press, 1970 144 p. illus.
3499 Alpine Technique Tucker, Karl Skiing Dubuque, IA:Wm. C. Brown Co., 1983 vi, 90 p. illus
3625 Alpine Tuning Delnes, Jim Ski Mechanics Handbook 1994? 40 p.
3750 Alpine Video Smolen, Richard Downhill Skiing Simplified 1985 VHS
3877 Alpine Video Avalanche Awareness: Learn To Recognize, Evaluate & Avoi Denver, CO: Alliance Communications, 1988 VHS35 minm
4003 Alpine Video Peake, Christopher The Best Of Aspen & Snowmass Miami, FL: World Video Projects, 1992 VHS
4128 Alpine Video Fanck, Arnold The White Flame Baker City, OR:Nostalgia Family Video, 1996 VHS30 min.
4255 Alpine Video Our Turn XX Productions, 2000 VHS35 min.
1913 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Winter People Warren Miller Productions, 1972
2040 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Ballet Of Competition Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Productions, 1982 16 mm. 23 min
2163 Alpine Guide Hoek, Henry W. The Best Ski Tours Of Davos Hamburg: Gebr. Enoch Verlag, 1927 viii, 96 p.
2290 Alpine Guide Skiing Magazine Skiing's 1971 Ski Area Guide New York:Skiing, 1971 138 p. illus.