Ed Blood remains one of the most revered and influential skiers in the history of the sport. He was a member of the United States Winter Olympic Team in 1932 and skied the combined event at Lake Placid, placing 14th of 36 overall. Blood also made the United States Winter Olympic Team in 1936 and skied cross-country.
After the 1936 Games, Blood became the ski coach at the University of New Hampshire, a position he held for thirty years: from 1937 through 1967.
Additionally, Blood was involved in many other types of ski related activities and work in his active years. Always one to promote skiing when given the opportunity, he tried to sell it as it is: a clean, refreshing, interesting sport, instilling the Olympic ideal of the importance of participation in sport.
Ed became involved in the Olympic movement in 1960 as a designer and worker on the cross-country courses at McKinney Squaw Valley Olympics and served as the Chief of Start and Finish at the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.
Deservedly, Ed Blood was inducted into the US National Ski-Snowboard Hall of Fame in 1967.