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
3860 Alpine Video Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Skiing With Style Minneapolis, MN: 3M Leisure Time Products, 1988 VHS Two cassettes, 60 min each
3986 Alpine Video Heckleman, Martin Powder Skiing Made Easy Massapequa, NY:Martin Heckelman & Company, 1992 VHS54 min
4112 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Vertical Reality Warren Miller Productions, 1995 VHS102 min.
4238 Alpine Video Burshtan, John W. Winter Denver, CO:KRMA-TV 2000 VHS26 min.
4362 Alpine Wit & Humor Whittemore, Richard F. For The Love Of Skiing Seattle, WA:Whittemore Cartoons, 1999 236 p. illus.
1151 Alpine Autobiography Schuster, Sir Claud Men, Women And Mountains: Days In The Alps And Pyrenees London:Nicholson & Watson, 1931 xiii, 143 p. illus.
1275 Alpine Biography Eastman, Tom Flight Without Wings:A Celebration of Hannes Schneider An North Conway, NH:Mt. Cranmore, Inc., 1989 88 p. illus.
1525 Alpine Film Columbia Pictures Corporation Skiing Is Believing Released for educational purposes by Teaching Film 1939 16 mm. 9 min
1651 Alpine Film USDA Forest Service Avalanche Rescue: A Film Washington DC: USDA Forest Service, 1952
1778 Alpine Film Miller, Warren The Skiers Warren Miller Productions, 1964
1904 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Highlands Fling Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1972 16 mm. 28 min
2031 Alpine Film Bob Perry Productions Accelerated Ski Method Bob Perry Productions, 1981 16 mm. 18 min
2068 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Escape To Ski Warren Miller Productions, 1988
2192 Alpine Guide Dole, Charles Minot. editor 1947 National Skiing Guide. New York: A.S. Barnes & Company, 1946 160 p. illus.
2318 Alpine Guide Editors of Ski Magazine Skier's Guide To The East New York: Times Mirror Magazines, 1975 144 p. illus.
2445 Alpine Guide Walter, Claire The Berlitz Handbook To Skiing The Alps Lausanne, Switzerland:Berlitz Guides, 1990 320 p. illus. maps
2571 Alpine Handbook Binns, Ken Skiing For Fun California:Shell Oil Company, 1939 unpaged. illus. maps
2698 Alpine Lifts Vail Associates, Inc. Lift Department Operations Manual The Printery, 1975 73 p. illus
2822 Alpine Mountaineering Smoot, Jeff Adventure Guide To Mount Rainier: Hiking, Climbing, AndSk Evergreen, CO: Chockstone Press, 1991 172 p. illus.
2944 Alpine Psychology Taylor, Jim The Mental Edge For Skiing Aspen, CO:Alpine Taylor Consulting, 1996 169 p.