Linda Crutchfield

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Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame – LSM

Accomplished athlete involved in preserving the heritage of skiing
Inducted in 1984

A resident of Saint-Sauveur since 1964. Where she began her professional career, Linda Crutchfield has been inducted into 7 Halls of Fame in 3 sports: downhill skiing, water skiing and luge. Her athletic career spans 17 years and 3 national teams; downhill skiing (1959-1965), water skiing (1965-1975), and luge (1967-1969). She competed in 5 Olympic Games and 7 World Championships. From 1960 to 1975 she brought home 22 gold medals from various Canadian championships in the 3 sports. In the European circuit she won a second and a third in downhill. From 1964 to 1983, she ran 6 ski schools including Mont Saint-Sauveur, developping weekend programs for 800 skiers and 4 programs exclusively for racers. A member of the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance since 1964 and a Level IV examiner from 1971, she also was a coach for the Burke Mountain Academy in the US. She has been on the Board of the Laurentian Ski Museum since 1985, and was president from 2002 to 2005.

Linda  Crutchfield