Roger Langley (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1958
Born: 06/04/1901, Natick, MA
Died: 1986, Barre, MA
Roger Langley was a high school educator who devoted much of his life to promoting and contributing to ski sport. He was also one of the founders of the National Ski Hall of Fame.
He started the nation's first full time ski program for juniors during his years at Eaglebrook High School in Deerfield, MA from 1924 to 1934. From there he served on many ski association committees culminating as secretary of the National Ski Association from 1932 to 1936, president from 1936 to 1948 and executive secretary from 1948 to 1954. He was a vice-president of the FIS from 1946 to 1951. He played a key role in bringing the FIS World Championships to the United States in 1950. He served as editor of the American Ski Annual from 1941 to 1954. One of the founders of the National Ski Patrol System he was designated Patroller Number One by National Director, Charles Minot Dole. He received the prestigious Julius Belgen Award for volunteer service to skiing in 1947. Along with Arthur Barth and Harold Grinden he proposed the creation of a national ski museum. His influence was felt in every quarter of skiing.