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
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.