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Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame – LSM
(1924 - 2011)
Competitor in the Slalom, nicknamed Flying Frenchman.
Inducted in 1990
Fernand Lessard was born in 1924. He as the Junior Championship of the Université de Montréal in 1941. He won the Taschereau at Mont-Tremblant in 1942. He won the double slalom and the downhill at Saint-Sauveur in 1944. He was nicknamed the “Flying Frenchman” at the Giant Slalom of Mont-Gabriel. He won the Downhill Red Bird in Saint-Sauveur and the Double Slalom in Sainte-Adèle, Hill 80 in 1945. He won the Championship of Mont-Baldy, Ste-Marguerite, the Championship of Mont Mansfield USA and the Laurentian Zone Championship in 1946. He was the alternate member of the Olympic Ski Team in 1948.