Dr. Allison Holland*

Born in 1902 at Montréal, Allison Holland was an early skier on self made barrel staves, tied with rubber bands, on Mount Royal in 1912. He then became a downhill expert skier until the age of 85. In 1955, he opened a renowned accident clinic, near Hill 70 (Saint-Sauveur), treating upwards of 13,000 skiing injuries, […]

Pierre Cochand*

Pierre Cochand, son of the well known Émile Cochand, was born in 1924 at Sainte-Marguerite-Station. He awarded the Sainte-Agathe Ski Club Cup for the slalom competition in 1938. He was the winner of many championships of the Laurentian Zone and Inter School Championships between 1939 and 1945. He was the winner of the Taschereau Cup […]

Réal Charette*

Réal Charrette started skiing in 1930 in the Laurentians. He was a pioneer. During the Second World War, he was a lieutenant and a ski instructor for the canadian and scottish troupes. He was the 1st level IV ski instructor of the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA). He was also a president and chief examiner […]

Rhoda Wurtele Eaves and Rhona Wurtele Gillis*

Now in their nineties but still full of vitality, Rhoda and Rhona Wurtele can be counted among the most brilliant of Quebec athletes of all time. In their youth, they excelled in all sports but their dream was to master the 38 metre ski jump set up high on the Mount-Royal. At age 11 only, […]

Rev. Horace G. Baugh*

Ordained as a priest in 1944, Reverend Canon Horace G. Bauch was born in the Laurentians where he spent most of his life. In 1951, he plans the construction of the Saint Francis of the Birds Church better know as the skier’s Chapel and adds a meeting room for their well-being. Devoted to the cause […]

George Bunny Basler*

Sons of John Basler, a Swiss immigrant settled in Morin-Heights in 1919, George « Bunny » Basler and Albert Basler builted the first rope tow at Morin-Heights and the first hotel for skiers in the Laurentians. Bunny and Albert won several ski competitions in the Laurentians. After the Second World War, Albert manages the family […]

Frank Scofield*

Born in Westmount in 1911, Frank Scofield, together with Jackrabbit Johannsen, organised the first cross-country race in the Laurentiens. In 1939, he became director of Chantecler Ski School and ran both the ski school and the ski shop. He was the first Canadian to make ski movies in Europe, United States and Canada which were […]

Linda Crutchfield

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 […]

Harry Wheeler*

Harry Wheeler was one of the first to climb Mont-Tremblant on skis on March 10th, 1916. He competed in the 1932 Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y. and finished with honor in the sled-dog racing event. Also, He was a successful winter and summer operator in the Laurentians, in The Gray Rocks Inn, in Saint-Jovite. Harry […]

Patricia Pat Paré*

Patricia Paré, named “Pat Paré” was born in Montréal, Québec in 1918. She was a member of the first women ski club in Canada : the Penguin Ski Club. She won the downhill at the Dominion Ladies’ Championship in 1937. She was the first woman to win the downhill at the Quebec-Kandahar race in 1940. In […]