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
4030 Alpine Video Gravity Sports Films New Highlights Salt Lake City, UT:Gravity Sports Films, Inc., 1993 VHS51 min.
4112 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Vertical Reality Warren Miller Productions, 1995 VHS102 min.
994 Nordic Video Edwards, Harvey If You Can Walk;Free And Easy Wayne, NJ: Sports Scan Video, 1977 VHS 30 min.
1109 Nordic Video Prempeh, Emelia Finland Kelowna, BC; Carson City, NV:Filmwest Associate 2000 VHS23 min
4163 Alpine Video Jay, John Ski Down The Years John Jay Productions, 1997 VHS30 min
4246 Alpine Video Ostness, Kriss Tee-Time Wind-Up Films, 2000 VHS26 min.
3666 Alpine Video Aetna Life & Casualty Flight Without Wings Hartford, CT:Aetna Life & Casualty, 1980 VHS27 min
3749 Alpine Video Ross, Ali How We Learned To Ski, Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced Peter Styvestant Travel Video, Channel 4 Video distri 1985 VHS76 min
3832 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West: Steamboat Springs Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS
3915 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Ski Resort Staff Orientation:Our Commitment to Safety Lakewood, CO:National Ski Areas Association, 199? VHS18 min.
3998 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Ski Film Festival Burbank, CA: Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1992 VHS70 min
4081 Alpine Video Peake, Christopher The Best Of Taos Westlake Village, CA:Brentwood Home Video, 1994 VHS
1077 Nordic Video Gaskill, Steven V1 Flat Burnsville, MN:Team Birke Ski Education Foundatio 1993 VHS
4131 Alpine Video Klassen, Karl Beating The Odds Calgary, Alberta:YAK Enterprises, 1996 VHS48 min.
4214 Alpine Video Emery, Shawn F. The Greatest Snow On Earth:The Utah Skiing Story Salt Lake City, UT:Working Title Productions, 1999 VHS60 min.
3634 Alpine Video Summit Films Ski The Outer Limits Santa Monica, CA:Pyramid Films, 1968 U standard28 mi
3717 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Ski Time! Karl Home Video, 1983 VHS 103 min.
3800 Alpine Video Brown, Roger The Edge Gypsum, CO: Summit Films, 1987 VHS93 min
3883 Alpine Video Winter Sports New York:Vidcat, 1988 VHS18 min
3966 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's To The Extreme Burbank, CA:Columbia Tristar Home Video, 1991 VHS52 min.