Year inducted: 2012
Co-founder of the National Ski Patrol
Roger was president of the National Ski Association, now known as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, and a
driving force behind the founding of the National Ski Patrol. Langley's
skiing career started in 1924 as the athletic director at the Eaglebrook
School in Deerfield, Massachusetts. At the request of the headmaster,
he set an alpine slalom course and formed the first junior ski program
in the country. In 1938, Langley, Charles Minot Dole, and Roland Palmedo
founded the National Ski Patrol. Langley was awarded National
Appointment Number 1; Palmedo and Dole were 2 and 3, respectively.
In 1958, Langley was inducted into the U.S. National Ski
Hall of Fame (now the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame) which he
helped establish in 1954. Roger was the second person inducted into the
National Ski Patrol Hall of Fame in 2012.