Roland Palmedo, A Life of Adventure and Enterprise

By Philip Palmedo ’56. Peter E. Randall Publisher, October 2017. Available on Amazon. Roland Palmedo, Williams Class of 1917, was a pioneer in developing recreational skiing in the U.S., founding Mt. Mansfield Lift Co., which built Stowe, Vermont’s first chairlift and created the Mad River Glen ski area. He also helped establish the National Ski Patrol and the first Women’s U.S. Olympic Ski team. This biography, written by his son, takes a close look at his endeavors.