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
3194 Alpine Technique Salt Lake City (Utah). Parks & Recreation Department Recreation Skiing Salt Lake City, UT: 1937 25 p. illus.
3320 Alpine Technique Ski Club of Great Britain Ski-ing East Ardsley, England:E.P. Publishing, 1963 36 p. illus
1962 Alpine Film Lotter, Jim Ski The Sky Montana:The Film Factory, 1975 16 mm. 15 min.
2088 Alpine Film Real Action Pictures The White Room Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions, 1994 75 min
3447 Alpine Technique Evans, Harold We Learned To Ski New York:St. Martin's, 1977
3573 Alpine Technique Poster, Carol The Basic Essentials Of Alpine Skiing Merrillville, IN: ICS Books, 1993 68 p. illus
2212 Alpine Guide Johnston, Jimmy. editor The First Annual Minnesota-Wisconsin Ski Guide, 1953-54:A Minneapolis:Edina Publicaitons, 1953 30 p.
2338 Alpine Guide Rothafel, Roxy Roxy's Ski Guide To New England Charlotte, NC: East Woods Press, 1978 190 p. illus.
3698 Alpine Video Lauron Productions The Creative Christie SPI-KSA Visual Education Center, 1982 VHS26 min
3824 Alpine Video Introduction To Skiing Basics Memphis, TN:Main Street Video, 1987 VHS27 min.
2465 Alpine Guide Ski Utah Salt Lake City, UT: Mountain West Supply, 1991 31 p. illus. maps
2591 Alpine Handbook Casewit, Curtis W. Ski Fever: How To Master The Fastest-Growing Winter Sport New York: Hawthorn Books, 1965 96 p. illus.
3951 Alpine Video Stump, Greg How To Thrill: The Instructional Video For Aggressive Skiers Portland, ME: Delamo Films, Ltd. 1990 VHS 35 minutes
4077 Alpine Video Older, Jules Tales From The Mountain:Mount Snow's First 40 Years Dover, VT:Mount Snow, Inc., 1994 VHS13 min.
2718 Alpine Lifts Simonsen, William. The Lift Evacuation Technical Manual Denver, CO:National Ski Patrol System, 1990 iii, 59 p. illus
4203 Alpine Video Tejada-Flores, Lito Breakthrough On Skis III:Shaped Skis Telluride, CO: 1998 VHS53 min.
4326 Alpine Wit & Humor Godlington, Doug Piste London: Wolfe Publishing, 1971 95 p. illus.
1257 Alpine Biography Wallace, Peggy Ann An Historical Study Of The Career Of Leni Riefenstahl From 1 Los Angeles, CA:Author, 1975 ix, 525 lvs. maps
1383 Alpine Children Chapman, Garry Snow South Yarra,Australia:Macmillan Educational, 2001
1507 Alpine Film Lang, Otto Snow Flight 1935 22 min