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
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
1650 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad ABC Of Ski Omaha, NE: Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture B 1952 16 mm. 13 min.
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.
1777 Alpine Film Jay, John Persian Powder Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1964 16 mm
1903 Alpine Film Zenlya, Isso.director The Man Who Skied Down Everest Ishihan International, 1971 100 min.
4255 Alpine Video Our Turn XX Productions, 2000 VHS35 min.
2030 Alpine Film Benedict, Darrell. producer-director An Introduction To Alpine Skiing 1981
2153 Alpine Grass & Dry Sl ASH Consulting Group Study Of Dry Ski Centres In Britain:A Report To The Sports C London:Sports Council, 1993 xxii, 105 p.
2280 Alpine Guide Skiing Magazine Ski Area Guide 1970 New York:Ziff-Davis, 1969 112 p. illus.
2406 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America: Winter 1989 Boston, MA:World-Leisure, 1988
2533 Alpine Guide Snow-Hunter The World Ski & Snowboarding Guide London:Columbus Press, 1997 288 p. illus. maps
2659 Alpine Handbook Pollack, Pamela Ski: Your Guide To Cross-Country, Downhill, Jumping, Racing Washington, D.C.:National Geographic Society, 2001 64 p. illus.
2785 Alpine Mountaineering Rowell, Galen High And Wild: A Mountaineer's World San Francisco, CA: 1979 159 p. illus.
Alpine Powder, Heli & Scott, Chic Powder Pioneers Calgary, Alberta, Canada:Rocky Mountain Books, 2007? 256 p. illus.
3032 Alpine Teaching Guid Elvedt, Ruth L. Skiing: How To Teach It And Organize It Minneapolis, MN: Burgess Publishing Company, 1950 38 p. illus.