Marc Perreault

Athlete, downhill skiing. A native of St-Jérôme, Marc Perreault had ski on his mind for all his life, first as a competitor and member of the Canadian Team in the early 70s and then as a freelance competitor in countless professional competitions and finally as an amateur on the Circuit des Maîtres until the age […]

James Jackson

Builder, Nordic skiing. This resident of Morin-Heights, an engineer by training, has dedicated most of his life to cross-country skiing, as a designer and manufacturer of skis for over 10 years at the Norski and Karhu companies. He also gave his time as a volunteer to supervise, design and develop the Morin-Heights network of ski […]

Erik Guay

Competitor, downhill skiing. This athlete from the Mont-Tremblant region has been one of the greatest skiers in Canadian history. Super-G World Champion in 2017, his record in the World Cup includes 25 podiums and 5 victories. One of the great Canadian athletes from the Laurentians. Erik Guay

Jean Carpentier

Athlete, instructor and builder in alpine skiing, Jean Carpentier (1940-) began skiing in early in the 50’. In 1958-59, he began working as ski patroller at Mont Tremblant. He was also a very competitive skier in the Laurentian Zone, as well in the other parts of Quebec where he regularly figured well skiing with the […]

Viateur Cousineau*

One of the true pioneers of early (modern) skiing, Viateur Cousineau was both a ski teacher and a competitor. This native of Sainte-Adele became the 1940 Canadian all-around ski champion which involved slalom, downhill, jumping and cross-country. Winner of the Quebecc-Kandahar and nicknamed “l’intrépide” he first drew attention in 1938 when he skied 225 miles […]

Rosemarie Schutz Asch

Rosemarie Schutz, Alpine ski racer and member of the 1952 Canadian Olympic Team in Olso. She was part of the first four women team sent by Canada to Olympic Games. Her teammates were Lucile Wheeler, Joanne Hewson and Rhoda Wurtele. In 1954, her last year of competition, Rosie won practically every race she entered in […]

Tom Tom « the Atom Bomb » Barbeau Barbeau

Tom “the Atom Bomb” Barbeau was, in the early 50’s, a very active racer who climbed the podium several times at the Canadian Championships. Injuries kept him away from the Olympics. Jolly, loved by everyone, Barbeau believed that everybody should love skiing! It became his motto as a ski instructor for 25 years. Inventor of […]

Marie-Claude Asselin

Born at Montreal in 1962, Marie-Claude Asselin was the Canadian Freestyle Champion from 1977 to 1983. She was the North American Freestyle Champion in 1980. She also won the World Champion Aerials from 1981 to 1983. She was World Combined Champion in 1981 and in 1982. In 1981, she was named Canadian Francophone Athlete of […]

Alex Kerr-Gillespie*

Alex Kerr-Gillespie was born in Montréal in 1919 and moved after in the Laurentians with his family. Along with his brothers and sisters, he was going to school. That trail was later known as the “Gillespie Trail”. In 1936, he finished first in the Junior Tachereau at Mont-Tremblant. In 1940, he is the Provincial cross-country […]

Jacques Charland*

Born in Trois-Rivières in 1930, Jacques Charland was a remarkable ski-jumping skier. He was the Canada junior champion in 1947. He also was the Senior champion of Eastern Canada in 1951. He was the record holder for the longest jump for a North American jumper in 1958. He was a member of the Canadian Olympic […]