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 ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3450 Alpine Technique Willman, Allen C. A Skier's Primer:What Every Beginning Skier Needs To Know 1977 151 p. illus
3576 Alpine Technique Boy Scouts of America Skiing Irving, TX: Boy Scouts of America, 1994 51 p. illus.
3701 Alpine Video PBS Video Alpine Ski School:The Mountain Awakens Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1982 VHS30 min.
3827 Alpine Video Second NSAA Award Of Excellence Competition: Finalist Entr Springfield, MA:National Ski Areas Association, 1987 VHS115 min
3954 Alpine Video Winter Park 50th Anniversary Video Collection, 1940-1990 1990 VHS56 min.
4080 Alpine Video Peake, Christopher The Best Of Aspen & Snowmass Miami, FL:World Video Projects, 1994 VHS52 min
4206 Alpine Video Viehman, John Skiing In Quebec And California Environmental Recreation Group; distributed by PBS 1998? VHS53 min.
4329 Alpine Wit & Humor Fahrner, Rudiger Hooked On Sking Ipswich, MA:Ipswich Press, 1972
1242 Alpine Biography Stoutenburg, Adrien Snowshoe Thompson Eau Claire, WI:E.M. Hale, 1962 vii, 215 p. illus.
1368 Alpine Children Trayfoot, Helen Head Shoulders Skis And Toes Edinburgh:J. Arnold, 1994 59 p. illus
1492 Alpine Film Fanck, Arnold Fox Chase In The Engadine 1923
1619 Alpine Film Film Bureau of the Province of Quebec Ski In Quebec Montreal, PQ, Canada: Film Bureau of The Province 1950 16 mm 20 min
1745 Alpine Film National Film Board of Canada Up And Down The Mountain Ottawa, Canada: National Film Board of Canada, 1961 16 mm. 8 min.
1872 Alpine Film Learn To Ski 1969 16 mm.14 min
1998 Alpine Film Henry Phipps Goes Skiing Films, Inc., 1977 16 mm.52 min
2159 Alpine Guide Roget, Francois Frederic Ski-Runs In The High Alps London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1913 312 p. [25] lvs of plates. illus.
2286 Alpine Guide Rand McNally & Company Rand McNally Ski Guide Chicago, IL: Rand McNally and Company, 1970 125 p. illus. maps
2412 Alpine Guide Walter, Claire The Best Ski Resorts In America Randt & Co., 1988 224 p.
2539 Alpine Guide Parke, Hilary Ski & Snowboard Scotland Edinburgh:Luath, 1998 xi, 102 p. illus. m
2665 Alpine Handicap Behnke, William Charles Skiing Is For Everyone: A Video Tape Of Handicapped Skiing Chico, CA:Author, 1983 57 lvs.