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
4082 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Cosmic Winter Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions, 1994 VHS75 miin.
4208 Alpine Video Winter, Steve. director Sick Sense Crested Butte, CO:MatchStick Productions, 1998 VHS65 min
1031 Nordic Video Svan, Gunde Skating With Gunde Svan Stamford, CT:Olin A/V Department, 1986 VHS25 min
3671 Alpine Video Fitzsimmons, Stuart Beat The Rush London:Fitzi Films, 1980? VHS25 min
3797 Alpine Video Alta Ski Lifts Alta Is For Skiers: 50th Anniversary Direct Video Marketing, 1987 VHS
3924 Alpine Video Chadderton, H. Clifford The Nakiska Montreal:CBMT-TV, 1990 VHS29 min.
4050 Alpine Video Novotny, Al Colorado Ski Resorts Los Angeles, CA: Wood Knapp Video, 1993 VHS
4176 Alpine Video Summit Films Ski The Outer Limits Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1997 VHS28 min
999 Nordic Video Gravity Sports Films, Inc. Fat Skis And Skinny Skis Salt Lake City, UT: 1980?
3639 Alpine Video ZeVan, Barry Ski Instructors Holiday Minneapolis, MN:TV Sports Scene, Inc., Consumer 1970 VHS58 min
3766 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions America's Golden Ski Anniversary New York:Jalbert Productions, 1986 VHS22 - 28 min.
3892 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Apocalypse I, II, III New York:Jalbert Productions, 1989? VHS 90 min.
4019 Alpine Video Safer Skiing With The Ski-Way Code:The Ten Rules Of The I Croyden:Professional Video Productions, 1993 VHS
4144 Alpine Video Winter, Steve Fetish Crested Butte, CO:Reel Adventure Films, 1996 VHS55 min.
4271 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Cold Fusion: Power Of Snow Burbank, CA:Warren Miller Entertainment, 2001 DVD 95 min.
1095 Nordic Video Ski Faster With Olympic Champion Bjorn Daehlie Park City, UT:Nordic Equipment, 1997 VHS33 min
3735 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Ski Sense And Safety Springfield, MA: National Ski Areas Association, 1984 VHS20 min
3862 Alpine Video Nixon, Tim Gone Skiing Prior Lake, MN:MNTEX Entertainment, 1988 VHS30 min
3988 Alpine Video Lee, Damian. director Deadly Descent Unicorn Video, 1992 VHS85 min
4114 Alpine Video Perlman, Eric Go Big!Skiing Extreme VI 1995 VHS60 min