James H. Carruthers (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1990
Born: July 1,1922
Died: December 11,1992, Garnersville, NY
James "Red" Carruthers gained respect in the ski community as a writer and organizer. He got things done. In the 1960s he developed a format for illustrating the activities of the Ramapo Ski Club on the New York-New Jersey border. This led to it being selected as the Outstanding Ski Club in America by the USSA. He was named head to the USSA National Historical Committee in 1976 and carried his innovative ideas into the everyday workings of the Hall of Fame. He was the man responsible for bringing the "Medal of Honor" to reality. The medallion which is presented to U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame inductees is in the form of a snowflake with an ancient Norse skiier in the center and is considered the highest medal of honor an American skier can attain.