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
1512 Alpine Film Lang, Otto Ski Flight Hollywood, CA: Warner Brothers Pictures, 1937 16 mm. 10 mins
1639 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank She And Ski San Rafael, CA: Frank Howard Films, 1952? 16 mm. 45 min.
1765 Alpine Film Vermont Development Department Vermont Ski Story Vermont Development Department, 1963 16 mm. 28 min.
1892 Alpine Film Utah Tourism Council Salt Lake City Or Bust Salt Lake City, UT: 1970? 20 min.
2018 Alpine Film Nat Young Films Fall Line Los Angeles, CA:Churchill Films, 1979 16 mm. 17 min.
2142 Alpine Freestyle Wieman, Randy Freestyle Skiing: A Complete Guide To The Fundamentals Of Sydney; London: Angus & Robertson, 1980
2180 Alpine Guide Winter On Cannon Mountain. Fun In Winter: Skiing, Racing, S Franconia, NH: 194? 14 p. illus.
2307 Alpine Guide Berry, I. William Where To Ski: A Guide To Skiing In The U.S.A. New York: New American Library, 1974 263 p.
2433 Alpine Guide Thorne, Patrick Berlitz Italy Ski Guide Lausanne, Switzerland: Berlitz Guides, 1989 224 p. illus
2559 Alpine Guide Phillips, John Ski And Snowboard America:Mid-Atlantic:The Complete G Guilford, CT:Globe Pequot Press, 2001 xii, 300 p. illus. m
2686 Alpine Lifts Illustrated Story Of The Cannon Mountain Aerial Passenger Tr Boston, MA:Bromley & Company, 1948 31 p. illus.
2811 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Colorado 10th Mountain Trails: 10th Mountain Hut & TrailSys Aspen, CO: WHO Press, 1989 192 p. illus
2932 Alpine Psychology Kane, Frances E. Flow Experience And The Job Satisfaction Of Ski Instructors Salt Lake City, UT: Author, 1988 76 lvs. illus
3058 Alpine Teaching Guid Abraham, Horst Methodology Manual American Ski Instructors Educational Foundation, 1979? 22 p. illus.
3186 Alpine Technique Dickson, Snowshoe Skiing Made Easy:Official Handbook Of The Suicide Squad, Toronto: Outdoor Interests, 1937 30 p. illus.
3312 Alpine Technique Taylor, Clif Instant Skiing On Short, Short Skis Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, 1961 80 p. illus.
3439 Alpine Technique Schiller, Stan Fundamentals Of Advanced Skiing Denver, CO:Recreation Publications, 1976 32 p.
3565 Alpine Technique Reichenfeld, Robert Skiing: Step By Step To Success Ramsbury, England: Crowood Press, 1992 160 p. illus
3690 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Anatomy Of The Downhill New York:Jalbert Productions, 1981 VHS22 - 28 min.
3816 Alpine Video Ryman, Chris Black Diamond Skiing:Mastering The Fundamentals Of Expe Newark, CA:SyberVision, 1987 VHS60 min