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
1606 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Snow Carnival 1949
1732 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Ski West Young Man Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1960 16 mm, 90 min.
1859 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Natural Instincts Chciago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 Sup 8 mm4 min
1985 Alpine Film Oh-To-Hell-I-Copter With It Salt Lake City, UT: 1977?
2112 Alpine Film Misty Productions Empress Misty Productions, 1999 Color & sound
2235 Alpine Guide Goodwin, David C. New Jersey Ski Areas Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Dept. of Conservation & Ec 1960
2362 Alpine Guide Hussey, Elizabeth The World's Greatest Ski Holidays London; New York:Proteus, 1982 160 p. illus. maps
2488 Alpine Guide Loman, Jim Family Ski Adventures In Colorado Aurora, CO:Diversified Publications, Inc., 1993 383 p. illus. map
2615 Alpine Handbook Covino, Frank Skier's Digest Northfield, IL: DBI Books, Inc., 1976 288 p. illus.
2741 Alpine Mountaineering Watson, Sir Norman Round Mystery Mountain: A Ski Adventure London: Longmans, 1935 246 p.
Alpine Mountaineering Seamen, Peter Follow The Sun:A Traverse Of The Alps On Skis Berkswell, Cyou, 2003 84 p. illus.
2987 Alpine Racing Major, James World Cup Ski Technique: Learn And Improve LaPorte, CO: Poudre Publishing Company, 1979 179 p. illus.
3115 Alpine Technique Baillie, George Ski-ing Simplified For Beginners London: Selwyn & Blount, 1923 viii, 9-[96] p. illus.
3241 Alpine Technique Harper, Frank Skiing Naturally;The New, Easy Way To Better Skiing New York: A.A. Wyn, 1949 128 p. illus.
3368 Alpine Technique O'Connor, Lorne The Canadian Ski Technique: Written For The Canadian Ski I Toronto, Canada: McClelland and Stewart, 1968 153 p. illus.
3494 Alpine Technique Hoppichler, Franz Schwingen - The Official Austrian Ski Method LaPorte, CO:Poudre Press, 1983 155 p. illus
3620 Alpine Tuning Masia, Seth The Ski Maintenance & Repair Handbook Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 1982 ix, 115 p. illus.
3745 Alpine Video Killington Video Presentations The Alpine Ski School Killington, VT:Killington Video Presentations, 1985 VHS76 min
3872 Alpine Video Van Arsdale, Bill Ski: The Best Of The West, Vol I Naples, FL:Van Video 1988 VHS60 min
3998 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Ski Film Festival Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1992 VHS70 min