On October 2-3, 1971, all of the line officers, staff advisors and patrol leaders of the Deep South Region of the Eastern Division met in an organizational meeting in Linville, North Carolina, to establish by-laws and an Executive Committee for the newly formed Southern Division of the National Ski Patrol system.
The first Executive Committee was made up of the Division Director and both Region Directors. At that time, there were only two regions: the Atlantic Region, consisting of the Carolina Highlands Section and the Virginia Section, and the Dixie Region, consisting of the Western Carolina Section, the Tennessee-Kentucky Section, and the Georgia-Alabama Section. The initial Division Board was also established, consisting of the Executive Committee and the five section chiefs.
From the final edition of LEAFALANCHE, Deep South Region Newletter, October 1971:
Today, the Southern Division has grown to approximately 1200 patrollers, patrolling at 18 different mountains across 5 different states. Many Division members proudly serve at the national level.
|3||1979-1981||C. Harwell Dabbs, MD|
|4||1981-1985||Charles T. "Charlie" Benbow|
|7||1993-1999||Raymond B. "Bernie" Smith|
|8||1999-2003||Eunice "Nici" Singletary, MD|
|10||2007-2011||R. Morgan Armstrong|