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
3863 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric Skiing Extreme Truckee, CA: Eric Perlman Productions, 1988 VHS22 min
3989 Alpine Video Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Deep In Powder Country 1992 VHS
4115 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric X-Team: Advance To The Steeps: An Instructional Ski Movie Crested Butte, CO: Extreme Sports Promotions, 1995 VHS
4241 Alpine Video Long, Jon Extreme Winter Sherman Oaks, CA:Slingshot Entertainment, 2000 DVD68 min.
1098 Nordic Video Larson, Nils Freedom Of The Heels Curlew, WA:Free Heels Videos, 1998 VHS30 min.
3705 Alpine Video Hilzinger, Karl Downhill:Any Way You Can Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:War Amputations of Cana 1983 VHS24 min
3831 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Park City & Deer Valley Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS
3958 Alpine Video Angrove, James. director Skier's Dream Finetime, 1991 VHS90 min
4084 Alpine Video Sackman, Jeff. producer Ski School 2 Monarch Home Video, 1994 VHS92 min
4209 Alpine Video America's Medal Moments Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1998 VHS50 min.
1067 Nordic Video First Wave Nordic Ski Club (Appleton, WI) First Wave Nordic Ski Club Appleton, WI:First Wave Nordic Ski Club, 1991 VHS39 min.
3673 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Moments New York:Jalbert Productions, 1980 VHS22 - 28 min.
3799 Alpine Video Brown, Roger Air Time Aspen, CO: Summit Films, 1987 23 min.
3926 Alpine Video Fanck, Arnold The White Flame 1990 VHS30 min.
4052 Alpine Video Professional Ski Instructors of America American Teaching System:Alpine Skiing, Volume II Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1993 VHS26 min
3674 Alpine Video Lawren Productions The Blind Participate Evanston, IL: Lawren Productions; Distributed by Alt 1980 VHS & U-matic
3800 Alpine Video Brown, Roger The Edge Gypsum, CO: Summit Films, 1987 VHS93 min
3927 Alpine Video Gregson, Richard. producer Downhill Racer Hollywood, CA:Paramount, 1990 VHS102 min
4053 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures White Room Calgary, Alberta:RAP Productions, 1993 VHS
4179 Alpine Video Winter, Steve Pura Vida:The Purest Life Crested Butte, CO:Reel Adventure Films, 1997 VHS48 min.