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 K Secondary Disort ascending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4090 Alpine Video The Fundamentals Of Downhill Skiing From Wedge Turns To Hicksville, NY:Best Film & Video, 1994 VHS58 min.
4215 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott 1999 e Media films, 1999 VHS 60 min
1039 Nordic Video Landry, Linda Schoolski Cross Country Skiing For Schools: Participation, Ga Vanier, Ontario, Canada:Cross Country Canada, 1987 VHS, 1 manual, 1 certificate
3679 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association The Skier's Experience:The Decision Is Yours Springfield, MA:National Ski Areas Association, 1980? Beta57 min.
3805 Alpine Video Johnson, Bill Bill Johnson's Olympic Gold Workout Redondo Beach, CA:Morris Video, 1987 VHS60 min.
3932 Alpine Video Lee, Damian. producer & director Ski School Moviestore Entertainment, 1990 VHS89 min
4058 Alpine Video Trailside Backcountry Skiing In Colorado Stamford, CT: ABC Video Publishing, Inc., 1993 VHS40 min
4184 Alpine Video Ski Fitness: A Sport Specific Training Program Tahoe City, CA:Straight Up Films, 1998? VHS48 min.
1007 Nordic Video Vermont ETV Waxing And Trail Sense Washington, DC:PBS Video, 1981 U-Matic30 min
3647 Alpine Video Enjoy Beginning Turns Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1976? VHS29 min.
3774 Alpine Video Lewis, Madeleine Skiing K Lorimar, Home Video, 1986 VHS20 min.
3900 Alpine Video Miller, Warren White Magic Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1989 VHS 91 min.
4027 Alpine Video Feliu, Tom Spirit Of The Mountains 1993 VHS60 min.
4152 Alpine Video Barrymore, Dick The Golden Years Of Ski Films Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1997 VHS113 min.
4279 Alpine Video Geiger, Will Alaskan Monkey Business Juneau, AK: 2002 VHS30 min.
1103 Nordic Video Bjorn, Torgeir Technique Video From The Norwegian Ski Federation Park City, UT:Nordic Equipment, Inc., 1999? VHS 45 min.
3743 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Dreams Of Glory New York:Jalbert Productions, 1985 VHS26 min.
3870 Alpine Video Stump, Greg The Blizzard of Aahhh's Portland, ME:Greg Stump Productions,` 1988 VHS76 min.
3996 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Escape To Ski Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1992 VHS90 min
4122 Alpine Video Winter, Steve. director The Tribe Crested Butte, CO:Steve Winter Films, 1995 VHS57 min