John E.P. Morgan

Year inducted: 2017

John E.P. Morgan was directly involved with three major historical events in U.S. ski history: the establishment of the National Ski Patrol, the development of the 10th Mountain Division, and the creation of Sun Valley resort and its installation of the world’s first chairlift.

John joined the Amateur Ski Club of New York and there met and became friends with Roland Palmedo. John and Charles Minot Dole were part of Palmedo's "Safety Committee" to study ski accidents and skiing risks. It was this committee's findings that laid the foundation for the National Ski Patrol.

After the outbreak of World War II in Europe, Morgan accompanied Minnie Dole to Washington, D.C., to meet with War Department officials to create a special force of ski troopers.

Morgan was also one of the three authors of the first edition of the National Ski Patrol Manual, printed in 1941. The importance of his contributions to the founding and creation of the National Ski Patrol are evident in his assignment by Dole of National Appointment Number 11. He was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 1972.