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
3883 Alpine Video Winter Sports New York:Vidcat, 1988 VHS18 min
1058 Nordic Video Abduction Vidmark Entertainment, 1989 VHS96 min
1026 Nordic Video Edwards, Harvey Why We Love Cross Country Skiing Eagle Bridge, NY: Edwards Films, 1986 VHS
4031 Alpine Video GRB Entertainment Extreme Fear. Winter Shreds St. Leonards, N.S.W.:CEL Entertainment, 1993 VHS50 min.
4113 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Vertical Reality Culver City, CA:Columbia Tri-Star Home Video, 1995 VHS102 min.
4196 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Freeriders Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 1998 VHS 96 min
4279 Alpine Video Geiger, Will Alaskan Monkey Business Juneau, AK: 2002 VHS30 min.
3699 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Ballet Of Competition Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Productions, 1982 U-matic 23 min
3782 Alpine Video Miziker, Ron. producer Shape Up To Ski Distributed by Ifex Films, 1986 VHS56 min
3865 Alpine Video Shatalow, Peter Challenge, The Canadian Rockies Los Angeles, CA:Lifestyle Home Video, 1988 VHS53 min.
3948 Alpine Video Stump,Greg Gonzo'd To Extremes Portland, ME: Delamo Films Ltd., 1990 VHS
995 Nordic Video Kempers, Bert. producer Cross-Country Ski Touring Boulder, CO: West Wind Productions, 1977 U-standard
1110 Nordic Video Professional Ski Instructors of America Telemark Video Lakewood, CO: Professional Ski Instructors Of Ameri 2000 VHS11 min.
3999 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Ski Time Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992 VHS102 min.
4082 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Cosmic Winter Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions, 1994 VHS75 miin.
4164 Alpine Video Jones, Todd Harvest:A Season's Yield Teton Village, WY: Teton Gravity Research, 1997 VHS
4247 Alpine Video Shaw, Vince Los Alamos Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 2000 VHS32 min.
3667 Alpine Video Barrymore, Dick The High Cost Of A Free Ride Karl Video, 1980 VHS60 min.
3750 Alpine Video Smolen, Richard Downhill Skiing Simplified 1985 VHS
3833 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Sun Valley Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS