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
1937 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Mountain High Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1974 16 mm. 90 min
2063 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Beyond The Edge Warren Miller Productions, 1986
2187 Alpine Guide Johnnsen, H. Smith Sweet Caporal Skiers' Book: With Maps Of Laurentian SkiCo Montreal, P.Q.:Imperial Tobacco Company of Cana 1941 18 p. illus. maps
2313 Alpine Guide Smith, Bill Ski Los Angeles Pasadena, CA: Ward Ritchie Press, 1974 93 p. illus.
2440 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America 1991 Hampstead, NH: World-Leisure Corp., 1990 431 p. illus. maps
2566 Alpine Guide Tejada-Flores, Lito The Unofficial Guide To Skiing In The West New York:Hungry Minds, 2002 xiii, 590 p. illus.
2693 Alpine Lifts USDA Forest Service A Technical Manual For Review And Checking Of Ski Lift Desi Denver, CO:USDAForest Service, 1967 73 p. illus.
1235 Alpine Biography Wright, William Snow-Shoe Thompson 1856-1876 Los Angeles, CA: Glen Dawson, 1954 xv. 63 p.
2783 Alpine Mountaineering Kumar, Narinder Trisul Ski Expedition New Delhi, India: Vikas Publishing House, 1978 148 p. illus.
2904 Alpine Powder, Heli & Gmoser, Hans The CMH Gallery;A Visual Celebration Of CMH Heli-Skiing A Cranmore, Alta., Canada:Altitude Publishers, 1996 127 p. illus.
3030 Alpine Teaching Guid Professional Ski Instructors of America, Eastern. Children's Committee Teaching Guide For Children's Instructors Professional Ski Instructors of America, N.D. looseleaf binder format
3157 Alpine Technique Lunn, Sir Arnold Ski-ing In A Fortnight London:Methuen, 1933 xiii, 78 p. illus.
3284 Alpine Technique Lantschner, Hellmut Ski-ing For Beginners London:Souvenir Press, 1959 95 p. illus
3410 Alpine Technique Evans, Harold We Learned To Ski London: Collins, 1974 256 p. illus.
3537 Alpine Technique Yacenda, John High Performance Skiing Champaign, IL: Leisure Press, 1987 312 p. illus.
3661 Alpine Video Moving Toward Parallel Skiing Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1979 VHS29 min
3788 Alpine Video Tatum, Tom Ski Racing Los Angeles, CA:Prism Entertainment, 1986 VHS27 min.
3914 Alpine Video Ticket To Ride Encino, CA:American Video, 1989 VHS47 min
4041 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Learn To Ski Better Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1993 VHS85 min
4166 Alpine Video Lang, Otto Skifully Yours: Sun Valley Fifty Years Ago 1997? VHS23 min