Albert E. Sigal (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1971
Born: April 24, 1893
Died: July 5, 1980, Atherton, CA
As the President of the Yosemite Ski Association, Albert Sigal used his position as a base to build unity among the ski clubs in the west. He was a division chair of the National Ski Patrol System and a vice president and president of the National Ski Association. He was the chairman of the US Olympic Committee's committee for skiing in 1948. Among his many honors were Ski Patroller of the Year and the Julius Blegen Award.
In 1944 he was given the NSPS Gold Merit award for setting up a search and rescue system in the west for downed aircraft. He also assisted bringing the 1960 Olympic Winter Games to the United States (Squaw Valley).