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
1785 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Lonely American Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1965 16 mm. 28 min
1911 Alpine Film K-2 Ski Corporation K-2 Short Film Vashon Island, WA: K-2 Corporation, 1972 16 mm. 17 min
3288 Alpine Technique Polasek, Ollie Skiing Melbourne, Australia: Lothian, 1959 108 p. illus
3414 Alpine Technique Heller, Mark Skiing New York: Crowell, 1974 9l p. ilus.
2038 Alpine Film Sports Imagery Fall Line! Santa Monica, CA: Pyramid Films, 1981 16 mm. 12 min.
3541 Alpine Technique Gulino, Bill How To Be A Hot Skier Seattle, WA: Sun Valley Publications, 1989 61 p. illus.
3559 Alpine Technique Bartelski, Konrad Learn Downhill Skiing In A Weekend New York: Knopf, 1992 95 p. illus.
3684 Alpine Video Van Video Ski The Best Of The West:Lake Tahoe Phoenix, AZ: Vacations on Video, 1980 VHS30 min
3810 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Beyond The Edge Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1987 VHSor Beta 93 min.
3937 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's White Magic Los Angeles, CA:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1990 VHS91 min
4063 Alpine Video Carmichael, Nelson Nelson Carmichael's Mogul Mastery White Salmon, WA: Freestyle Productions, 1994 VHS60 min.
4189 Alpine Video DeCesare, John Degenerates 1998 VHS
4312 Alpine Wit & Humor Miller, Warren Are My Skis On Straight? Los Angeles, CA: W.A, Miller, 1947 76 p. illus.
2125 Alpine Freestyle Broze, Matt C. Freestyle Skiing: The Parka Pocket Guide To Trick And Hot D Seattle, WA:Wildcat Books, 1972 111 p. illus
2251 Alpine Guide National Survey Company The National Survey Eastern Ski Atlas Chester, VT: 1964 100 p. illus.
2378 Alpine Guide Deschenes, Stephen Ski Party! The Skier's Guide To The Good Life! New York: St. Martin's, 1985 239 p. illus
2504 Alpine Guide Sehlinger, Bob Unofficial Ski Resorts Of The West New York:Simon & Schuster, 1994
1251 Alpine Biography Amstutz, Walter Sir Arnold Lunn, 1888-1974 Kinneton, Warwickshire: 1974? 48 p.
2631 Alpine Handbook Needham, Richard. editor Encyclopedia Of Skiing New York: Harper & Row, 1979 452 p. illus.
2756 Alpine Mountaineering Paynter, Thomas Camborne The Ski And The Mountain: Instruction And Experiences Clim London: Hurst & Blackett, 1954 212 p. illus.