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
3562 Alpine Technique Leaf, Alex Seven Days To Success In Skiing London;Salamander, 1992 64 p.
3687 Alpine Video Benedict, Darrell. producer/director An Introduction To Alpine Skiing Shawnee MIssion, KS:RMI Media Productions, 1981 VHS40 min
3813 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Vail, There's No Comparison Vail, CO: Vail Associates, 1987 VHS23 min
3940 Alpine Video Muran, Bob Private Lessons Plymouth, MN: Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 1990 VHS60 min
4066 Alpine Video ESPN Home Video Let's Go Skiing Intermediate To Advanced Stamford, CT: ESPN Home Video; Distributed by Ca 1994 VHS50 min.
4192 Alpine Video Homer, Ed Mountain Sense Gabriola Island, BC:Inside Edge Communications, 1998 VHS36 min.
4315 Alpine Wit & Humor Rankin, Louis The Little Man Goes Sking [n.p.], 1955 51 p. of illus
1540 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Sun Valley Holidays 1940
1666 Alpine Film Bosustow, Stephen. producer Magoo Goes Skiing United Productions Corp., released by Columbia Pict 1954 35 mm. 7 min.
1793 Alpine Film Metro. New York Council, American Youth Holstels Silver Sitzmarks Made by Chronicle Productions, 1965 16 mm. 9 min
1919 Alpine Film Tokar, Norman. director Snowball Express Buena Vista, 1972 90 min.
2046 Alpine Film Markle, Peter. director Hot Dog. . .The Movie United Artists/MGM, 1983 96 min.
2169 Alpine Guide Italian State Tourist Department Alpine Resorts In Italy Rome:Touring Club Italiano, 1934 400 p.
2296 Alpine Guide Schwartz, Gary H. Skiers' Guide Sun Valley Seattle, WA:Schwartz Ski Promotions, 1972 68 p. illus.
2422 Alpine Guide Goldsmith, James The Dolomites Of Italy: A Travel Guide Edison, NJ: Hunter Publishing, 1989 277 p. illus.
2549 Alpine Guide Nzski com:New Zealand's Premier Ski And Holiday Planner Christchurch,, 1999 27 p. illus. maps
2675 Alpine Handicap Dockhorn, Karin Development Of A Basic Alpine Skiing Skills Program For Individuals With Developmental Disabilities 1994 64 lvs.
1236 Alpine Biography Fairlie, Gerard Flight Without Wings: The Biography of Hannes Schneider New York:A.S. Barnes, 1957 223 p. illus
2801 Alpine Mountaineering Bennet, D.J. Ski Mountaineering In Scotland Glasgow, U.K.:Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 1987 [128] p. illus. ma
2921 Alpine Psychology Loudis, Leonard A. Skiing From The Head Down: A Psychological Approach Phialdephia, PA: Lippincott, 1977 184 p. illus.