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
1956 Alpine Film Grattan, James. director Ski East--For The Fun Of It New York:Canadian Travel Film Library, 1975 16 mm.28 min
2082 Alpine Film Hasburgh, Patrick. director & writer Aspen Extreme 1993 118 min.
2206 Alpine Guide Shell Touring Service Shell Ski Guide Shell Oil Company, 1949 35 p. illus
2332 Alpine Guide Consolidated Air Tour Manual Ski Winter Sports 1978-79 Miami, FL: 1978 224 p.
2459 Alpine Guide Oliver, Peter Insider's Guide To The Best Skiing In New England Birmingham, AL:Menasha Ridge Press, 1991 250 p. illus.
2585 Alpine Handbook Fedden, Henry R. Skiing In The Alps London: E. Hulton, 1958 166 p. illus.
2712 Alpine Lifts Ski Racing Woodstock, Vermont, l934-l984: 50th Anniversary Of TheFirst Fairhaven, VT: Ski Racing, Inc., 1983 7 p. illus.
2836 Alpine Mountaineering Ginet, Francis L'Alpe D ' Huez, La GraveHors-Pistes Off Piste Servoz, France:Vamos, 1995
2958 Alpine Racing Wells, Ward M. An Evaluation Of The Methods Either In Use Or Proposed For Bloomington, IN: Author, 1955 179 lvs. illus
3084 Alpine Teaching Guid Australian Professional Ski Instructors Australian Professional Ski Instructors Teaching Manual Reservoir, Vic, Australia:Australian Professional Ski 1996 149 p.
3212 Alpine Technique Healy, Allan How To Ski Evanston, IL:Pocumtuck Press, 1940 10 p. illus.
3338 Alpine Technique Boy Scouts Of America Skiing New Brunswick, NJ: Boy Scouts Of America, 1965 55 p. illus.
3591 Alpine Technique Professional Ski Instructors of America PSIA Alpine Level III Study Guide Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1996 112 p.
3715 Alpine Video Miller, Warren SnoWonder Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Sports Films, 1983 VHS98 min
3842 Alpine Video Benedict, Darrell. producer/director The Downhill Skiing Primer Torrance, CA: Morris Video, 1988 VHS30 min
3968 Alpine Video Nate, Gary Park City Legends Salt Lake City, UT:Broadway Productions, 1991 VHS
4094 Alpine Video Bruce, Rob. director Spinal Snap Cheeky Monkey Productions, 1995 VHS48 min
4220 Alpine Video New England Ski Museum Purple Mountain Majesty:A History Of The ThunderboltSki Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1999 VHS26 min.
4344 Alpine Wit & Humor Sturgeon, Wina Survival On The Slopes Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 1985 94 p. illus.
1170 Alpine Autobiography Killy, Jean Claude Comeback New York: Macmillan, 1974 189 p. illus