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
1387 Alpine Conditioning Henry, H.P. Home Ski Practice London:Ski Club of Great Britain, 19?? 120 p.
1513 Alpine Film Langfield, Sidney. director Thin Ice Hollywood, CA: Twentieth Century Fox, 1937 78 min.
1640 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Safari San Rafael, CA: Frank Howard Films, 1952? 16 mm. 11 min.
1766 Alpine Film Many Moods Of Skiing Davenport, IA: Blackhawk Films, 1963 Super 8 mm.13
1893 Alpine Film Utah Tourism Council Snowbird Sunshine Salt Lake City, UT: 1970? 15 min.
2019 Alpine Film Salomon North America Inc. The Cowboy And The Frenchman Aspen, CO: New Visions, 1979 16 mm. 22 min
2269 Alpine Guide Rand, Abby A Ski Guide To Europe; The Fabulous Forty New York: AwardHouse, 1968 464 p.
2395 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Ski Europe: A Comprehensive Guide To Skiing Europe's Best Boston, MA:World-Leisure Corp., 1987 384 p. maps
2522 Alpine Guide Ski Lebanon:Lebanon's Official Tourist Guide Beirut:Media Marketing, 1996 31 p. illus. map.
2648 Alpine Handbook Hughes, Alan Take Up Skiing Huddersfield:Springfield, 1990 64 p. illus.
2774 Alpine Mountaineering Roberts, Eric High Level Route: Chamonix, Zermatt, Saas; Ski Mountaineer Goring-on-Thames, England: West Col Productions, 1973 136 p. illus. maps
Alpine Mountaineering Baud, Philippe Les 3 VallEes Servoz, France:Vamos, 2003 256 p. illus.
2985 Alpine Racing United States Ski Team Alpine Training Manual Park City, UT:U.S.S.T., 1978
3113 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To New York;Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921 286 p. illus.
3239 Alpine Technique Groswold Ski Company Guide To Good Skiing 1949?
3366 Alpine Technique Clein, Marvin Beginning Skiing Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1968 59 p. illus.
3492 Alpine Technique British Association of Ski Instructors Ski Technique And Instruction Manual. The Official Teaching Aviemore, U.K.:BASI, 1983 v, 137 p. illus
3618 Alpine Tuning Osborn, Tom Basic Ski Tuning And Repair Desmoines, WA.: KWIK Ski Products, 1978 12 p. illus.
3743 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Dreams Of Glory New York:Jalbert Productions, 1985 VHS26 min.
1143 Alpine Ability Testing Robitaille, Claude Alpine Skier Evaluation Program Granby, Quebec,Canada: Author, 1985 27 p.