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 descending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4071 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Double Exposure Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1994 VHS46 min.
4153 Alpine Video Benedict, Bruce.director Sno-what? Lane Cove, N.S.W.:20th Century Fox Home Enterta 1997 VHS72 min.
4236 Alpine Video Clay Pigeons Wind-Up Films, 1999 VHS
1016 Nordic Video Nowak, Jeff Cross-Country Skiing With Jeff Nowak: Sybervision Newark, CA: SyberVision, 1985 60 minutes
1099 Nordic Video Masters World Cup '98 High Video, Lake Placid, New York Park City, UT:NordicEquipment, 1998 VHS25 min.
3689 Alpine Video Crystal Productions The Mountain Does It For Me Aspen, CO:Crystal Productions, 1981 U-Matic, 12 min.
3772 Alpine Video Leading Edge Associates Suzy Chaffee's Ski Workout Today Home Entertainment 1986 VHS 56 min.
3855 Alpine Video Miller, Blake The Year Of Skiing Dangerously. Steamboat Springs, CO: B. Miller, 1988 30 minutes
3938 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Extreme Skiing Warren Miller Entertainment, 1990 VHS45 min
4021 Alpine Video Braden, Vic Skiing For The Future Coto de Caza, CA: Vic Braden Communications, 1993 VHS57 min.
4103 Alpine Video Harley, Ned R. Sensational Skiing:Dancing With Gravity On A Ballroom Of Vail, CO:Vail Press, 1995 VHS
4186 Alpine Video Canadian Ski Coaches Federation Europe 98(World Cup Training) 1998 VHS
4269 Alpine Video Loevy, Robert D. Ski Train To Winter Park Colorado Springs, CO:Action Train Videos, 2001 VHS58 min.
1049 Nordic Video Koch, Bill Cross-Country Skiing For Beginners With Bill Koch Eugene, OR: Westcom Productions, 1988 VHS 50 min
3657 Alpine Video Nat Young Films Fall Line Los Angeles, CA: Churchill Films, 1979 17 min.
3740 Alpine Video Brown, William C. Snow Train:Rio Grande's Ski Special Engelwood, CO:WB Productions, 1985 VHS28 min
3823 Alpine Video Alpine Ski School: The Dynamic Skiing Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1987 VHS30 min
3906 Alpine Video Professional Ski Instructors of America The Mountain Playground 1989 VHS
3989 Alpine Video Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Deep In Powder Country 1992 VHS
4072 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Black Diamond Rush Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1994 VHS93 min