Roland Palmedo (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1968
Born: 1895, New York City, NY
Died: March 15, 1977, New York City, NY
Roland Palmedo was an avid sportsman who contributed to the development of alpine skiing in a number of critical ways during a 50 year period. He helped found the New York Ski Club and discovered Mount Mansfield which became the site of the famous Stowe Resort in Vermont. He was also a founder of the classic Mad River Glen Ski Area.
He backed efforts to establish a women's alpine ski team in the 1930's to compete at the 1936 Olympic Games and FIS World Championships. He was involved in the development of a pioneering certification program for ski teachers, and established the first ski patrol at Stowe which inspired the creation of the National Ski Patrol in the late 1930's.
His personal library of skiing books and periodicals is housed at the U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.