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
1916 Alpine Film Skiing Magazine Girls Of Winter 1972?
2043 Alpine Film SPI-KSA The Alpine Ski School 1982 76 min?
2166 Alpine Guide Hoek, Henry W. All About St. Moritz: A Guide And Handbook For Travelers St. Moritz:Official Enquiry Office, 1931 274
2293 Alpine Guide Maine. Dept. of Economic Development Inventory Of Maine Ski Areas Augusta, ME: The Department, 1972 481 p.
2419 Alpine Guide Coker, Tessa France Ski Guide Lausanne, Switzerland:Berlitz, 1989 216 p. illus. map
2546 Alpine Guide Hardy, Peter The Good Skiing And Snowboarding Guide, 1999 New York:Overlook Press, 1999 592 p. illus.
2672 Alpine Handicap Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Skiing,An Introduction To The Thrills Of Cross-Country And D Washington, DC:Library of Congress, 1992 iii, 21 p. illus.
2798 Alpine Mountaineering Parker, Malcolm Grande Traverse And The Mont Blanc Tour:A Guide To Class London:Diadem, 1986 64 p. illus. maps
2918 Alpine Psychology Fowler, Corky The Hidden Skier Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 1977 128 p. illus.
3045 Alpine Teaching Guid Briwa, Helen Hale A Study Of The Comparative Effectiveness Of Five-Foot Skis A Columbus, OH:Author, 1966 63 lvs. diags
3172 Alpine Technique Hallberg, Fredrik The Complete Book Of Ski-ing New York:Greenberg, 1936 317 p. illus
3425 Alpine Technique Lund, Morten. editor Ski Magazine's Complete Book Of Ski Technique New York: Harper & Row, 1975 196 p. illus.
3551 Alpine Technique McGarry, Ian Skiing In A Week London:Headway, 1990 92 p. illus
3676 Alpine Video Morris, Johnny Ski Scene: Aspen, Colorado and Steamboat Springs, Colorad Minneapolis, MN:TV Sports Scene, Inc., 1980 VHS60 min
3802 Alpine Video Gaimard, Alain. director Apocalypse IILe Grand Defi Charlotte, NC:United American Video Corp., 1987 VHS32 min
3929 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions America's Team. . . The Quest Continues New York:Jalbert Productions, 1990 VHS45 min
4055 Alpine Video Schneider, Hannes White Ecstasy 1993 VHS80 mins.
4181 Alpine Video Long Live Longboards Skiing The "Lost Sierra," California Chedd-Angier Production Co., distributed by PBS Vi 1997 VHS30 min.
4305 Alpine Wit & Humor Barsis, Max Barsis At Snow Valley Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1940 90 p. illus.
1251 Alpine Biography Amstutz, Walter Sir Arnold Lunn, 1888-1974 Kinneton, Warwickshire: 1974? 48 p.