John P. Carleton (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1968
Born: September 13, 1899, Hanover, NH
Died: January, 1977 Manchester, NH
John P. Carleton was a true skiing pioneer in the northeastern United States. He captained the Dartmouth Ski Team, and later the Oxford University Ski Team, where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. A lawyer he was also a veteran of both World Wars.
He was on the first U.S. Olympic Ski Team, competing in Chamonix in 1924 in the cross country and Nordic combined events. With Charles Proctor he was, in 1931, the first to climb and ski the Tuckerman headwall. In 1932 he competed in the Eastern Amateur Ski Association's first downhill race on Mount Mooselauke. He also was successful in obtaining Civilian Conservation Corps funds for the development of 15 ski trails in New Hampshire.