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 descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
1419 Alpine Conditioning Frediani, Paul Ski Flex:Better Skiing Through Flexibility And Conditioning New York:Hatherleigh Press, 2002 101 p. ?
1546 Alpine Film Swiss Ski School? Beginner To Parallel-- Swiss Ski School 1940
1672 Alpine Film Jay, John. director Winter Paradise Vitaphone Corp., 1954 35 mm.20 min
1799 Alpine Film ABC, Wide World of Sports FIS Championships, 1966 New York: American Broadcasting Company, 1966 16 mm. 52 min
1925 Alpine Film Bob Perry Productions North Country Lady Released by Association--Sterling Films, 1973 16 mm. l9 min.
2052 Alpine Film Phoenix/BFA Films Little Dog Goes Skiing New York: Phoenix/BFA Films, 1984 16 mm. 8 min
2213 Alpine Guide Where To Ski In Utah Salt Lake City, UT:Utah Tourist & Publicity Council, 1954?
2339 Alpine Guide Skalka, Patricia A Complete Guide To Skiing In The Midwest Chicago, IL: ContemporaryBooks, Inc., 1978 282 p. illus.
2466 Alpine Guide Altschul, Craig. editor Fodor's Skiing In The U.S.A. & Canada New York:Fodor's Travel Publications, 1992 v. 393 p. illus. ma
2592 Alpine Handbook Robinson, Neil The Complete Ski Handbook Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, 1965 112 p. illus.
2719 Alpine Lifts Supervisor Of Lift Operations:Certification Standards Edmonton:Alberta Tourism Education Council, 1991
2843 Alpine Mountaineering Blair, Seabury Backountry Ski!Washington The Best Trails And Descents Fo Seattle, WA:Sasquatsch Books, 1998 219 p. illus.
2965 Alpine Racing United States Ski Association U.S. Alpine Ski Team Coaches'Manual Colorado Springs, CO: 1969
3091 Alpine Teaching Guid Martinez, Enor Ski Teaching In SpanishEnglish To Spanish Translations Salt Lake City, UT:Author, 1991 101 p.
3218 Alpine Technique Inter-Association for Skiing Swiss Skiing Handbook 1942
3345 Alpine Technique Eriksen, Stein Come Ski With Me New York: Bonanza Books, 1966 214 p. illus.
3471 Alpine Technique Jahn, Rudiger Skiing Skills Adelaide:Rigby, 1980 160 p. illus.
3598 Alpine Technique Cottrell, Jim Skiing Everyone Winston-Salem, NC:Hunter Textbooks, 1998 116 p. illus.
3722 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association The Other Curriculum Springfield, MA:National Ski Areas Association, 1983 Beta23 min
3849 Alpine Video GIN Corp. Your Guide To Parallel Skiing Park City, UT:GIN Corp., 1988 VHS62 min