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
Alpine Technique Howe, John The New Skiing Mechanics Jay, ME:Howe Engineering, 2002
3697 Alpine Video Landsmann, Gene Heinz Skiing Lessons From Gene Heinz Landsmann Los Angeles, CA:Star Video Productions, 1982 VHS60 min
3780 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Learn To Ski Better Irvine, CA:Karl Lorimar Home Video, 1986 VHS & Beta90 min.
3863 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric Skiing Extreme Truckee, CA: Eric Perlman Productions, 1988 VHS22 min
3946 Alpine Video Sharpe Travel Service Ten Hottest Ski Vacations San Diego, CA: Sharpe Travel Service, 1990 VHS59 min.
4029 Alpine Video Gibson, Harvey Dow Ski Larks Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1993 VHS 20 min
4111 Alpine Video Miller, Warren 5 Winter Stories: A Legend Continues Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1995 VHS46 min
4194 Alpine Video Lert, Wolfgang Ski Memories Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1998 VHS22 min.
4277 Alpine Video DeCesare, John Happy Dayz Video Action Sports, 2002 VHS
4357 Alpine Wit & Humor Fiddy, Roland The Fanatics Guide To Skiing London:Exeley, 1992 not paged
1818 Alpine Film Lufthansa A Winter Gala Released by Sterling Movies, U.S.A., 1967 16 mm. 28 min
1901 Alpine Film Sylvester, Rick Ski El Cap 1971 l0 min
1984 Alpine Film Mammoth Mountain Adventure Warren Miller Productions, 1976
2377 Alpine Guide Blair, Debbie Skier's Guide 1985/86 Pontiac, MI:Ameritech Publishing Enterprises, 1985
2460 Alpine Guide Oliver, Peter Insider's Guide To The Best Skiing In New England Telluride, CO: Western Eye Press, 1991 256 p. illus.
2543 Alpine Guide Viola, Bob The Jackson Hole Ski Guide Conifer, CO:Chockstone Press, Inc., 1998 x, 110 p. illus.
2626 Alpine Handbook Heller, Mark. editor The Complete Skiing Handbook Sydney, Australia: Methuen of Australia, 1979 240 p. illus.
1240 Alpine Biography Teal, Evelyn Flying Snowshoes Caldwell, ID:Caxton Printers, 1957 181 p.
1322 Alpine Children Coombs, Charles I. Be A Winner In Skiing New York;Morrow, 1977 127 p. illus.
1601 Alpine Film Ontario. Dept of Travel & Publicity Ontario Winter Holiday Toronto, Canada:Crawley Films; Released in the U. 1948 16 mm. 18 min