Dr. Merritt Stiles (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1975
Born: September 10, 1899 Stiles, ND
Died: June 1975 Spokane, WA
Merritt Stiles was a noted heart specialist who spent that last two decades of his life promoting the cardio fitness benefits of skiing.
He became a skiing enthusiast after taking up the sport at the age of 55. In 1972 he collaborated with Dr. R.D O'Malley to write Ski to Any Age. He eventually became a president of the USSA and the U.S. Ski Educational Foundation supporting the work of Dr. Amos "Bud" Little and Bob Beattie.