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
2047 Alpine Film Club Med 1983
3251 Alpine Technique Inter-Association for Skiing Swiss Skiing Handbook 1951
3334 Alpine Technique Sailer, Toni Ski With Toni Sailer London: Oak Tree Press, 1964 172 p.
3417 Alpine Technique Osterreichischer Berufsschilehreverband The New National Austrian Ski System London: Kaye and Ward, 1974 88 p.illus
3500 Alpine Technique British Association of Ski Instructors Ski Technique And Instruction Manual. The Official Teaching Aviemore, England: BASI, 1984 144 p. illus.
3583 Alpine Technique Gordon, Herb Essential Skiing:A Bible For Beginning Skiers New York:Lyons & Burford, 1996 192 p. illus.
3664 Alpine Video Eller, Harry. producer The Big Freeze United States:Comet Productions, 198? VHS91 min.
3747 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association The Ski Mechanics Inspection Springfield, MA;National Ski Areas Association, 1985 Beta15 min
3830 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Banff/Lake Louise & Sunshine Vill Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS
3913 Alpine Video Alta Is For Skiers: 50th Annniversary Salt Lake City, UT: Alta Ski Lifts Corporation, 1989 VHS
3996 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Escape To Ski Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1992 VHS90 min
4079 Alpine Video Peake, Christopher Best Of Killington Vermont Miami, FL:World Video Projects, Inc., 1994 VHS45 min
4161 Alpine Video Heckelman, Martin Skiing With Shaped Skis Made Easy Massapequa,NY:Martin Heckelman & Co., 1997 VHS62 min.
4244 Alpine Video Mitchell, David Downhill Willie New York:Lorber Films, 2000 DVD90 min.
4324 Alpine Wit & Humor Cram, Bob Here Come The Skiers Denver, CO: Paper House, 1970 128 p. illus.
2098 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Snow Riders Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1996 92 min?
2178 Alpine Guide Skiing Guide To The Arlberg District Munich, Germany: Bergverlag, 1939
2261 Alpine Guide Casewit, Curtis W. United Air Lines Guide To Western Skiing Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967 vi, 178 p. illus
2344 Alpine Guide Oaks, Sherry Up & Down Vail Mountain: A Winter And Summer Guide To V Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1979 159 p. illus
2427 Alpine Guide Mori, Hiroshi Suki Rizoto And Maunten: Ski And Mountain Resorts Tokyo, Japan: Shoten Kenchikusha, 1989 240 p. illus.