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
2360 Alpine Guide Barta, Vladimir Tatry: Zima, Sport, Krasa Bratislava: Sport, 1982 l v. mostly illustra
2486 Alpine Guide Federal Writers Program, New York City Skiing In The East: The Best Trails And How To Get There Temecula: Reprint Service, 1993 334 p. illus
2613 Alpine Handbook Casewit, Curtis W. The Skier's Handbook New York:Arco 1975 320 p. illus.
2739 Alpine Mountaineering The Eagle Ski Club Handbook Uxbridge:Kings Hutchings 1933
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.
3870 Alpine Video Stump, Greg The Blizzard of Aahhh's Portland, ME:Greg Stump Productions,` 1988 VHS76 min.
3996 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Escape To Ski Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1992 VHS90 min
4122 Alpine Video Winter, Steve. director The Tribe Crested Butte, CO:Steve Winter Films, 1995 VHS57 min
4248 Alpine Video Thorner, Hans They Came On Skis (Nacht am Montblanc) Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 2000 VHS90 min.
1160 Alpine Autobiography Amery, L.S. In The Rain And The Sun London:Hutchinson & Company, 1947
1285 Alpine Biography Wilson, Mike Right On The Edge Of Crazy: On Tour With The U.S. Downhill New York: Times Books, 1993 viii, 295 p.
1408 Alpine Conditioning Robinson, Nancy Stretching For Skiing And More Albury, N.S.W., Australia: Nancy Robinson, 1988 36 p. illus.
1535 Alpine Film Franconia Holiday 1940? 45 min.