David Rowan (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1996
Born: January 1, 1927 Great Britain
Died : June 8, 2005 Roxbury, CT
David Rowan joined SKI magazine in 1949 as a writer and eventually became its editor and publisher. Throughout his career he developed exception publications containing news and reports of interest to skiers and the ski industry. He often helped to shape the debate on many controversial issues.
With David Judson he helped to found the National Ski Areas Association and launched Ski Area Management building lines of communication between suppliers and ski area operators for the benefit of all skiers.
Like many associated with SKI he was deeply involved with the International Ski History Association and provided fulfillment services for its journal up to the time of his death.