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
Alpine Video Downhill Willie 1995
4216 Alpine Video McNally, Mark Groms San Luis Obispo, CA:Dist. byVideo Action Sports, 1999 VHS30 min.
4340 Alpine Wit & Humor Lund, Morten Skiing: The Real Skier's Dictionary New York: Cornerstone Library, 1983 94 p. illus.
1166 Alpine Autobiography Lunn, Sir Arnold Unkilled For So Long: The Memoirs Of Sir Arnold Lunn London: Allen & Unwin, 1968 175 p.
1291 Alpine Biography Pfeifer, Luanne Gretchen's Gold: The Life Of Gretchen Fraser:America's First Missoula, MT:Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1996 xii, 172 p.
1414 Alpine Conditioning Lessnick, David Ski Shape: How To Get Fit For Skiing: The Ultimate Illustrate Las Vegas, NV: Pioneer Books, 1992 120 p. illus.
1541 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick.producer Sun Valley Spring Ski Chase Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture 1940 16 mm. 14 min
1667 Alpine Film Foster, Harry. producer & director Skiing The Andes Columbia Pictures Corporation, 1954 35 mm. 10 min.
1794 Alpine Film Miller, Warren The Big Ski Show Warren Miller Productions, 1965
1920 Alpine Film United States Olympic Committee Sapporo '72 1972 26 min.
2047 Alpine Film Club Med 1983
2170 Alpine Guide Tonella, Guido Skiing At Sestrieres Turin, Italy: S.A. Incremento Turistico del Sestrieres, 1934 128 p. illus,
2297 Alpine Guide Strauss, Michael The New York Times Guide to Ski Areas USA New York: Quadrangle Books, 1972 168 p.
2423 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America: Winter 1990 Hamstead, NH:World Leisure Corp., 1989 406 p.
2550 Alpine Guide The Unofficial Guide To Skiing The West New York; London:Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, 1999 592 p.
2676 Alpine Handicap O'Leary, Hal Bold Tracks:Teaching Adaptive Skiing Boulder, CO:Johnson Books, 1994 184 p. illus
2802 Alpine Mountaineering Cliff, Peter Ski Mountaineering London: Unwin Hyman, 1987 160 p. illus.
2922 Alpine Psychology McCluggage, Denise The Centered Skier New York: Warner Books, 1977 182 p.
3176 Alpine Technique Proctor, Charles N. Skiing: Fundamentals, Equipment and Advanced Technique New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1936 156 p. illus.
3302 Alpine Technique Ski Club of Great Britain Ski-ing Educational Productions, 1960 34 p. illus