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
4271 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Cold Fusion: Power Of Snow Burbank, CA:Warren Miller Entertainment, 2001 DVD 95 min.
4351 Alpine Wit & Humor Waters, Barry Totally Piste: The Ultimate Guide To Survival Skiing London: Pelham, 1988 86 p. illus
1544 Alpine Film Shurcliff, Sidney Ski America Third 1940 16 mm45 min
1627 Alpine Film Top Of The Ski World 1951?
1710 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Ski Party Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad, 1957
1793 Alpine Film Metro. New York Council, American Youth Holstels Silver Sitzmarks Made by Chronicle Productions, 1965 16 mm. 9 min
1876 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Once In A Lifetime Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1970 16 mm. 60 min
1959 Alpine Film Jay, John Swiss On White Rancho Santa Fe, CA: John Jay Productions, 1975 16 mm
2042 Alpine Film Moulton, Richard W. producer & director Legends Of American Skiing Huntington, VT: Keystone Productions, 1982 78 min
Alpine Film Sheridan, Matt. Producer & director Person As Projectile 2005 4 min.
2205 Alpine Guide Ogrizek, Dore, ed The Winter Book Of Switzerland Berne, Switzerland: Kummerly and Frey, 1949 382 p. illus
2288 Alpine Guide Tillard, R. Ski Zermatt Ski Europe, 1970
1185 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. Tracking The Snowshoe Itinerant Breckenridge, CO:Snowstorm Publications, 1981 126 p. illus.
1348 Alpine Children Cochran, Barbara Ann Teach Your Child To Ski Lexington, MA: S. Greene Press, 1989 127 p. illus.
1429 Alpine Equipment Diettrich, Anton Skis And Skiing: A Series Of Lectures. Lecture I. Equipment Hanover, NH: Published by the Dartmouth Outing Clu 1924 23 p. illus.
3578 Alpine Technique Tejada-Flores, Lito Breakthrough On Skis:How To Get Out Of The Intermediate New York: Vintage Books, 1994 291 p. illus.
3659 Alpine Video Polonsky, Abraham. screenplay Avalanche Express Warner Home Video, 1979 VHS87 min
3742 Alpine Video Holt, Gary, director & producer Skiing Made Easy Australia:Sportsmaster in Association with Australi 1985 VHS30 min
3825 Alpine Video Learn To Ski The Fast Way Australia:Virgin, 1987 VHS53 min
3908 Alpine Video Stump, Greg License To Thrill Portland, ME:Delamo Films, Ltd., 1989 VHS86 min