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
4100 Alpine Video Emmer, Michael. director Adrenaline Adventure Bridger Productions, 1995 VHS60 min
4226 Alpine Video Teton Gravity Research Uprising Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 1999 VHS60 min.
4350 Alpine Wit & Humor Samuel, John Bedside Skiing London: Fontana, 1988 88 p.
1196 Alpine Autobiography Hull, Mick Mountain Memories: Sixty Years Of Skiing South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, MH Books, 1990 42 p. illus. maps
1319 Alpine Children Stevens, Jean Snow Skiers Sydney, Australia:J.M. McGregor, 1975 32 p. illus.
1444 Alpine Equipment Gordon, Alex A Service Manual For Ski Repair Shops New York:Universal Publishing and Distributing Cor 1965 1 v. (various pagings) illus.
1570 Alpine Film Pote, Winston Unexplored Ski Slopes Boston, MA: Pathescope Company, 1944 16mm.
1697 Alpine Film Engen, Sverre The Snow Ranger 1956
1823 Alpine Film Spencer Nelson Film Productions Skiing: Beginning Movements Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Co 1967 16 mm. 11 min
1950 Alpine Film The Ultimate Thrill 1974
2076 Alpine Film Jalbert Productions Spills, Thrills And Chills Huntington, NY: Jalbert Productions, 1992 45 min
2200 Alpine Guide Hennig, Andy Sun Valley Ski Guide Sun Valley, ID: Union Pacific Railroad, 1948 95 p. illus.
2326 Alpine Guide Wright, Bank Sun Valley: A Mountain Guide Los Angeles, CA: Mountain & Sea, 1976 104 p. illus.
2433 Alpine Guide Thorne, Patrick Berlitz Italy Ski Guide Lausanne, Switzerland: Berlitz Guides, 1989 224 p. illus
2559 Alpine Guide Phillips, John Ski And Snowboard America:Mid-Atlantic:The Complete G Guilford, CT:Globe Pequot Press, 2001 xii, 300 p. illus. m
2686 Alpine Lifts Illustrated Story Of The Cannon Mountain Aerial Passenger Tr Boston, MA:Bromley & Company, 1948 31 p. illus.
2811 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Colorado 10th Mountain Trails: 10th Mountain Hut & TrailSys Aspen, CO: WHO Press, 1989 192 p. illus
2932 Alpine Psychology Kane, Frances E. Flow Experience And The Job Satisfaction Of Ski Instructors Salt Lake City, UT: Author, 1988 76 lvs. illus
3058 Alpine Teaching Guid Abraham, Horst Methodology Manual American Ski Instructors Educational Foundation, 1979? 22 p. illus.
3186 Alpine Technique Dickson, Snowshoe Skiing Made Easy:Official Handbook Of The Suicide Squad, Toronto: Outdoor Interests, 1937 30 p. illus.