Rolland Belhumeur*

Born on January 30rd, 1914, in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Québec, Rolland Belhumeur founded a ski school for the 10 to 16 years of age in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Québec in 1940. He was a senior ski instructor (grade IV) of the Canadian Ski Instructors’s Alliance (CSIA) and a director of ski schools between 1930 and 1962. He was involved […]

Marvin Mickey Stein*

Born in Montreal, Quebec in 1927, Marvin « Mickey » Stein was a remarkable skier. In his younger days, he participated actively with the Laurentian Ski Patrol. In 1959, he was the founder and the director of the Mont-Habitant (Saint-Sauveur, Quebec) ski resort. He is the one who introduced night skiing in the Laurentians, at Mont-Habitant. Also, […]

Théodule Huot*

Born in the 1917, Théodule, nicknamed “Titi”, Huot, an experienced and fearless skier, developed with perfection, his famous “somersault” jump”. He became professional skier after graduating with honor from the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA) and became a dynamic promoter of skiing in the Laurentians and in Québec. Théodule Huot*

Victor Nymark*

Upon his arrival in the Laurentians, in 1928, Victor Nymark specialized in log cabin housing construction. He devoted his spare time to skiing, participating in cross-country races and classifying himself among the first ranks. He participated in the organization of ski activities in Saint-Sauveur and the neighbouring area: opening of the Nymark  Lodge, making skis, […]

Roger Trottier*

Roger Trottier was born in 1917 in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts in the Laurentians. He was a member of the Saint-Sauveur Sports Club, class A and a champion of all combined Quebec-Kandahar at Mont-Tremblant in 1930. He was an instructor and a director of ski schools from 1930 to 1954, both in the Laurentians and abroad. He was […]

Émile Cochand Sr. *

Born in Switzerland in 1890, at age 19 he was already a ski champion and instructor in the Swiss army. Here in Canada, the Laurentide Inn in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts asked him to come and teach skiing. Accepting the invitation, he came to live in the area in 1911 at the age of 21, bringing with him […]

Herman Jackrabbit Smith-Johannsen*

Born on June 15, 1875 in Norway, Herman Smith-Johannsen, nicknamed “Jackrabbit”” came to live in Shawbridge (now Prévost) in 1932. He was a famous outstanding skier and an incomparable organizer. “The man who has always wanted to see what there was on the other side of the mountain”, for whom skiing is a way of […]

Ernie McCulloch*

Ernie McCulloch was considered the best skier of the second part of the century. He earned one distinction after another, being the only skier to make a « Grand Slam » of the four major competitions in North America. Was inducted into both the U.S. and the Canadian Ski Halls of Fame and also in the Hall […]