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
4003 Alpine Video Peake, Christopher The Best Of Aspen & Snowmass Miami, FL: World Video Projects, 1992 VHS
4128 Alpine Video Fanck, Arnold The White Flame Baker City, OR:Nostalgia Family Video, 1996 VHS30 min.
4255 Alpine Video Our Turn XX Productions, 2000 VHS35 min.
1078 Nordic Video Gaskill, Steven Stretching St. Paul, MN:Team Birke Ski Education Foundation 1994 VHS120 min
3718 Alpine Video Moulton, Richard W. producer & director Legends Of American Skiing Huntington, VT:Keystone Productions, 1983 VHS 78 min.
3845 Alpine Video Charette, Bill. director The Other Olympians New York: Filmakers Library, 1988 VHS28 min
3971 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Tales From The Snow Zone Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions, 1991 VHS
4097 Alpine Video Dukeman, Joe. director Small Planet, Big Winter Dogs of Winter/Joe Dukeman Productions, 1995 VHS52 min
4223 Alpine Video Siig, Steven Heart & Soul e Media films, 1999 VHS
1047 Nordic Video Koch, Bill Bill Koch's Cross Country Ski Techniques Bristol, CT: ESPN Home Video, 1988 VHS48 min.
3687 Alpine Video Benedict, Darrell. producer/director An Introduction To Alpine Skiing Shawnee MIssion, KS:RMI Media Productions, 1981 VHS40 min
3813 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Vail, There's No Comparison Vail, CO: Vail Associates, 1987 VHS23 min
3940 Alpine Video Muran, Bob Private Lessons Plymouth, MN: Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 1990 VHS60 min
4066 Alpine Video ESPN Home Video Let's Go Skiing Intermediate To Advanced Stamford, CT: ESPN Home Video; Distributed by Ca 1994 VHS50 min.
4192 Alpine Video Homer, Ed Mountain Sense Gabriola Island, BC:Inside Edge Communications, 1998 VHS36 min.
1016 Nordic Video Nowak, Jeff Cross-Country Skiing With Jeff Nowak: Sybervision Newark, CA: SyberVision, 1985 60 minutes
3656 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions The Thin Line New York:Jalbert Productions, 1979 VHS22 - 28 min.
3783 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Tony's Flight Springfield, MA: National Ski Areas Association, 1986 Beta15 min
3909 Alpine Video Stump, Greg License To Thrill Australia:Hoyts Polygram Video, 1989 VHS 82 minutes
4036 Alpine Video Jay, John Olympic Victory Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1993 VhS 60 min