Roger A. Peabody (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1976
Born: September 10, 1920 Littleton, NH
Roger Peabody had a 46 year career in skiing that began in the first ski school in the United States at Peckett's Sugar Hill with Sig Buchmayer. He competed on the University of New Hampshire ski team from 1938 to 1942 and for a decade was a national class "A" competitor.
In 1950 he organized the first junior ski camp and played a part in the development of future national team and eventual Hall of Fame skiers like Joan Hannah, Penny Pitou and Betsy Snite. For a brief time he was also a ski school owner, the Profile Ski School at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire.
As a member of the National Ski Patrol at Cannon Mountain he developed the first braking system for ski patrol rescue sleds.
In 1953 he was chosen to be the first Executive Director of the U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association, a position he held for 19 years. He oversaw the growth of its membership from 6,000 to 40,000. He set up a program called Approved Alpine Officials, a fore runner to a similar program by the USSA.
In 1973 the USEASA presented him with its prestigious Silver Bowl in recognition for his contributions..