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 […]

Serge Couture

Builder, downhill skiing. Serge has had a long and important career in ski resort management. In the 1970s, he was one of the artisans behind the revival of Mont Saint-Sauveur (now Les Sommets) with the Hebert and Dufour families, just to name a few.  A visionary, he bought in 1988 the Mont St-Bruno located in […]

Eddy Butler

Builder, downhill skiing. This ski enthusiast has touched innumerable areas of skiing. He started as a patrolman at Mont-Tremblant, he was one of the first Canadians to spend his summers in Chile to work in the biggest ski resort at the time. He eventually created “Les Importations Edger”, a ski equipment distributor that helped many […]

Lowell Thomas*

Journalist and builder, Lowell Thomas was a war correspondent for major American networks in the 1930s. During the same period, a passionate ski enthusiast, he will be responsible for the creation of Mont-Tremblant, under the direction of Joe Ryan. Lowell Thomas*

Theo Harb

Builder, Theo Harb has been involved at every level in the Canadian alpine ski community, both for ski center management and for mechanization of ski lifts. Today, his passion for skiing and the mountains is still present even as he approaches his 97th birthday. Theo Harb

Roger McCarthy

Ex Mont Tremblant GM and Intrawest regional VP he was the man chosen by Intrawest to rebuild the Laurentians’ most important resort. The result was such that Mon-Tremblant was chosen “best ski resort in the East” for over 10 consecutive years. Roger McCarthy

Paul Lalonde*

IInstructor, builder, fond of alpine and cross-country skiing, Paul Lalonde (1917-1984) had a mission, to revive cross-country trails too often invaded by Nature and, where necesary, to develop new ones. Lalonde’s skiing career is associated for the greater part to the slopes of La Marquise in Saint-Sauveur, to ski teaching as well as the preservation […]

Chris Blanchard

Chris Blanchard, nordic skiing athlete (1971-)’s international career spanned a decade from 1988 when he was a forerunner at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary to 1998 when he competed for Canada at the Nagano Olympics in Japan. For 26 years Chris devoted a major part of his life to skiing and was a […]

Jacques G. Hébert*

Jacques G. Hébert (1936-2006) dedicated his professional life to the leisure industry in Québec. Visionary and entrepreneur he, without a doubt, became one of the predominent figures and pioneer of the modern ski industry in Quebec. An avid sportsman and ski instructor during his studies, he become more interested in the ski industry in 1970 […]

Kenny Hall

The Circuit McDonald’s, created by Kenny Hall, allowed everyone to partcipate « for the fun of it » and at no cost. Lift tickets were offered at reduced rates for participating children and for their parents. Many partipation prizes were also given at each event. There were 18 events every year with over 3 500 […]