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
4054 Alpine Video Ross, Tim Freeskiing And Advanced Elements Of Alpine Ski Technique Park City, UT:US Ski Coaches Association, 1993 VHS23 min
4180 Alpine Video Wright, Mike Ski Conditioning With Tai Chi Premier Images, 1997 VHS45 min
1003 Nordic Video Cross Country Ski School; Climbing And Downhill Washington, DC:PBS Video, 1980 VHS
3643 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Go For It New York:Jalbert Productions, 1974 VHS 22- 28 min.
3770 Alpine Video Killington Video Presentations Recreational Ski Racing Killington, VT:Killington Video Presentations, 1986 VHS 32 min
3896 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Spills, Thrills And Chills Jalbert Productions, 1989 VHS
4023 Alpine Video Egan, Dan The Extreme Dream! Milton, MA:Egan Entertainment Network, 1993 VHS60 min
4148 Alpine Video TB5 1996 VHS48 min
4275 Alpine Video Zaritsky, John Ski Bums Montreal,Canada:National Film Board, 2001 VHS 78 min.
1098 Nordic Video Larson, Nils Freedom Of The Heels Curlew, WA:Free Heels Videos, 1998 VHS30 min.
3738 Alpine Video Sisselman, Brian Gone Skiing Pittsfield, MA:B. Sisselman, 1984 VHS 8 min.
3865 Alpine Video Shatalow, Peter Challenge, The Canadian Rockies Los Angeles, CA:Lifestyle Home Video, 1988 VHS53 min.
3991 Alpine Video Miller, Warren How The Super Skiers Ski Burbank, CA:Columbia Tri Star Home Video, 1992 VHS50 min
4117 Alpine Video Smart, John Smart Mogul Skiing Lions Bay, BC, Canada:Smart Mogul Skiing, 1995 VHS40 min
4243 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Fifty Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 2000 VHS
1068 Nordic Video Gaskill, Steven Classic Technique for Cross Country Skiing A System Of Drills St. Paul, MN:Team Birke, 1991 VHS51 min
3708 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Rivals New York:Jalbert Productions, 1983 VHS22 - 28 min.
3834 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Taos Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS
4087 Alpine Video Spectra Communications Alpine Ski Touring Vancouver, BC:Spectra Communications, 1994 VHS13 min.
4212 Alpine Video Coyote, Peter Avalanche Washington, D.C.:National Geographic Video, 1999 VHS 60 min.