In Loving Memory of Everett John Merriman, 2002-2018


On July 16, 2018, the world lost a bright star who had boundless energy, a love of the outdoors and a passion for skiing and ski racing which was almost unparalleled. He started skiing at age 5, joined the Crotched Mountain (New Hampshire) Race Team at age 8 and last year began attending the Green Mountain Valley School in Vermont. He was coached by world cup ski racers in Chile and Colorado, as well as the school’s home mountain of Sugarbush. He was, quite literally, living his dream. Everett also loved hiking, mountain biking, gardening, and photography.

Tragically, Everett Merriman died at only 15 years of age. His physical presence, intelligence and infectious smile gone, but his spirit and intense energy live on.

He is the reason we are requesting that, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations be made to the “National Winter Activity Center” (NWAC) in Vernon, NJ, so that his love of the great outdoors and passion for winter sports may be ignited in others.

The National Winter Activity Center or “The Center”, is the nation’s first youth-only 501(c)(3) nonprofit facility dedicated to improving the lives of youth through winter activity. Elev8, The Center’s winter activity program, offers youth the opportunities to master Alpine, Nordic skiing and snowboarding skills and shape their development as young men and women.