Erling Heistad (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1966
Born: May 23, 1897 Tonsberg, NOR
Died: August 15, 1967, Lebanon, NH
Erling Heistad devoted his life to promoting a love for the outdoors and skiing. He had a special impact on the life of the Lebanon, NH High School ski team which won the state's coveted triple crown for skiing nine years in a row. He was a strong advocate of ski safety and physical conditioning that helped his skiers avoid serious injuries.
A mechanical engineer he is credited with building 13 ski jumps throughout the north east. He was a ski jumping official at the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley. He was also a founder of the Lebanon Outing Club.