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
2041 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Skiing, Movement And Motion Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Productions, 1982 16 mm.23 min
2164 Alpine Guide Dawson, C.W. Mount Gurnigel Ski Tours Gurnigel near Berne, Switzerland: Mt. Gurnigel Ski C 1929 illus.
2291 Alpine Guide Skiing Guide London: Sunday Times, 1971 32 p.
2417 Alpine Guide Thredbo Mountain Guide, 1988 Sydney, Australia:Kosciusko Thredbo Pty Ltd., 1988 39 p.illus.
2544 Alpine Guide Gill, Chris Where To Ski And Snowboard 2000 London: Portfolio, 1999 638 p. illus. maps
2670 Alpine Handicap May, Michael Blind Alpine Skiing And Racing Talent, OR:Discovery Blind Sports, International, 199?
2796 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Colorado High Routes:Aspen-Vail-Crested Butte Tours, Inclu Seattle, WA: The Mountaineers, 1986 224 p. illus.
3007 Alpine Racing Organizing Committee World Alpine Ski Championships Ski 89 Muenchen:proSport Verlag fur Sport und Kultur, 1989 203 p. illus.
3134 Alpine Technique Bilgeri, Georg Colonel Bilgeri's Handbook On Mountain Ski-ing London: Chiswick Press, 1929 110 p., illus
3261 Alpine Technique Jacques, Dr. A. Downhill Skiing (French Technique). London: Nicholas Kaye, 1953 233 p.illus.
3387 Alpine Technique Black, Rick Snowplow Into Parallel Skiing Author, 1971 54 p.
3514 Alpine Technique Bell, Martin The British Ski Federation Guide To Better Skiing Loondon: Pan, 1986 143 p.illus.
3638 Alpine Video Vandergrift, F.M. producer Hill Of Champions: The Story Of Howelsen Hill, SteamboatSprings, Colorado 1970? VHS Color & sound
3765 Alpine Video Gravity Sports Films GSF Variety Package Salt Lake City, UT:Gravity Sports Films, Inc., 1986 VHS1 hr, 56 min
3891 Alpine Video Heckelman, Martin Ski Tips II England?Castle Vision, 1989 VHS 65 min
4018 Alpine Video The Best Of Taos Miami, FL: World Video Projects, 1992 VHS
4143 Alpine Video Stump, Greg. Siberia San Luis Obispo, CA:Dist. byVideo Action Sports, 1996 VHS42 min
4270 Alpine Video McConkey, Shane There's Something About McConkey Trinidad Entertainment, 2001 DVD 40 min.
1243 Alpine Biography Lougee, Laurence W. Ski Champs New York: Pageant Press, 1965
1369 Alpine Children Foster, Ellen Post Technical Skills For Alpine Skiing South Hero, VT:Turning Point Ski Foundation, 1995 142 p.illus