Charles Lord

Year inducted: 2018
Primary patrol: Mt. Mansfield, Vermont

Charles Lord was a famous Stowe, Vermont, investor, skier, patroller, surveyor, trail designer, and historian. In 1934, he served as one of the original committee members that decided to organize a ski patrol at Mt. Mansfield.

Lord served as the Mt. Mansfield Ski Patrol (MMSP) director from 1935-1936. During his tenure, he moved the primary principles of the patrol from guiding guests to trails suited for their abilities to more of a first aid-based role. Patrollers would have to take and pass the American Red Cross First Aid course to be members of the MMSP. For the first time, MMSP authorized expenditures to purchase first aid bandages, splints, and toboggan materials.

He was also instrumental in locating Mad River Glen in Vermont and supervised the cutting of the trails. He served as general manager of both Stowe and Mad River Glen.