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
4150 Alpine Video Alberta Toronto:Visual Education Centre, 1996 VHS30 min.
4277 Alpine Video DeCesare, John Happy Dayz Video Action Sports, 2002 VHS
1072 Nordic Video Mt. Bachelor Oregon Eugene, OR:NordicVision, 1991 VHS50 min.
3740 Alpine Video Brown, William C. Snow Train:Rio Grande's Ski Special Engelwood, CO:WB Productions, 1985 VHS28 min
3867 Alpine Video Skiing Magazine Skiing With Style:Mastering The Mountain St. Paul, MN: Leisure Time Products/3M, 1988 VHS60 min
3993 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Born to Ski Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1992 VHS93 min
4119 Alpine Video Stump, Greg. director Siberia Portland, ME:Stump Productions, 1995 VHS26 min
4245 Alpine Video Nelson, Hilaree Himalaya Descending India Aspen, CO:American Adventure Productions 2000 VHS 44 min.
1041 Nordic Video NATO The Telemark Movie Silver Spring, MD: North American Telemark Organiz 1987 VHS 70 min.
3709 Alpine Video Killy, Jean Claude Skiing With Jean Claude Killy Newark, CA: SyberVision, 1983 VHS 60 min.
3835 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Telluride Naples, FL:Van Video 1987 VHS
3961 Alpine Video DeBoer, Jake Canada's Eastern Ski Resorts Derry, NH: Chip Taylor Communications, 1991 VHS 17 min
4088 Alpine Video Stump, Greg P-Tex, Lies & Duct Tape Portland, Me: Greg Stump Productions, 1994 VHS
4213 Alpine Video DeCesare, John 13 Poor Boyz Productions, 1999 VHS
1009 Nordic Video Jalbert Productions Born On Skis New York: Jalbert Productions, 1982 VHS26 min.
3678 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Ski For The Fun Of It Ski Industries Of America 1980 VHS22 min
3804 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions The Pirmin Zurbriggen Story New York:Jalbert Productions, 1987 VHS22 - 28 min.
3931 Alpine Video Killy, Jean Claude Skiing With Jean-Claude Killy Hicksville, NY:Best Film & Video Corp., 1990 VHS31 min
4057 Alpine Video Tejada-Flores, Lito Breakthrough On Skis: How To Get Out Of The Intermediate R Telluride, CO:Western Eye, 1993 VHS118 min.
4183 Alpine Video Ode To Avalanche Telluride, CO:Ken Baily & Mike Friedman, 1998 VHS6:40 min.