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
4095 Alpine Video Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance Snow Motion 1995? VHS40 min.
4221 Alpine Video Porino, Steve. director Fast Thinking 1999? VHS23 min.
1045 Nordic Video Clausen, Dan Nordicross! Milwaukee, WI:North American Trails Video, 1988 VHS90 min
3685 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Whistler Naples, FL: Van Arsdale, 1980 VHS
3811 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's White Winter Heat Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 1987 VHS89 min
3938 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Extreme Skiing Warren Miller Entertainment, 1990 VHS45 min
4064 Alpine Video Emery, Shawn F. Summer Skiing The Ring Of Fire Park City, UT:Earth Odyssey Films, 1994 VHS30 min
4190 Alpine Video Foster, Ellen Post Sking And The Art of Carving 1998 VHS60 min.
1013 Nordic Video Braa, Oddvar Cross-Country Racing Technique Park City, UT: Nordic Equipment, Inc., 1984 VHS 30 min.
3653 Alpine Video Ryan, Paul Ski Racer Universal City, CA:MCA Disco Vision, 1978 1 disc, 35 min: 1
3780 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Learn To Ski Better Irvine, CA:Karl Lorimar Home Video, 1986 VHS & Beta90 min.
3906 Alpine Video Professional Ski Instructors of America The Mountain Playground 1989 VHS
4033 Alpine Video Heckelman, Martin Parallel Skiing Made Easy Massapequa, NY:Martin Heckelman & Company, 1993 VHS63 min
4158 Alpine Video Gaffney, Scott The Promised Land Straight Up Films, 1997 VHS
4285 Alpine Video Miller, Darrell Whoopee Locs Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 2002 DVD84 min.
4286 Alpine Video Olken, Lisa Diane Ski!A Century Of Colorado Skiing Denver, CO:Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting N 2002 VHS57 min.
1109 Nordic Video Prempeh, Emelia Finland Kelowna, BC; Carson City, NV:Filmwest Associate 2000 VHS23 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
3876 Alpine Video Alpine Skiing For Kids Ages 7 And Up Lebanon, NH: Kids Coach, 1988 VHS45 min
4002 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System Avalanche Rescue: Not A Second To Waste! Lakewood, CO: National Ski Patol System, 1992 VHS 30 min