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
2948 Alpine Psychology Blakeslee, Mermer In The Yikes! Zone:A Conversation With Fear New York:Dutton, 2002 xvii, 216 p. illus.
3074 Alpine Teaching Guid Professional Ski Instructors of America--Northwest Alpine Exam Guide And Workbook Seattle, WA:PSIA--NW, 1987
3202 Alpine Technique Rubi, Christian Ski:Der Leichte Skilauf; Le Ski Facile, Easy Skiing Bern, Switzerland:Hallweg, 1938? 64 p. illus.
3328 Alpine Technique Foss, William O. Here Is Your Hobby:Skiing New York: Putnam, 1964 125 p. illus.
3455 Alpine Technique Faurot, Rod A. Ski Easy Diamond Bar, CA:Sitzmark Publications, 1978 iv, 69 p. illus. ma
3581 Alpine Technique Egan, Dan All-Terrain Skiing Hampstead, NH:World Leisure Corp., 1996 xxvi, 148 p. illus.
3706 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions The Mark Of Champions New York:Jalbert Productions, 1983 VHS22 -28 min
3832 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West: Steamboat Springs Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS
3959 Alpine Video Campbell, Stu Ski Better Now! Stowe, VT:Driscoll Communications, 1991 VHS25 min
4085 Alpine Video Ski Visions How To Use The Ski Visions Base Flattener Ski Visions, 1994 VHS10 min
4210 Alpine Video Bruce, Rob.director Soul Pilot 1999 VHS
4334 Alpine Wit & Humor Wesman, Ken F. Gods Of The Mountains Vancouver: Screencraft Enterprises, 1979 38 p. illus.
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