Incontournables

The Matte family

As businesses are being developed throughout the Laurentians, we note that small villages are losing their vitality and cachet because the grocery stores and service stations that have been family-managed…

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Bob Gilmour, « fou du ski »

Bob Gilmour, crazy about skiing Bob Gilmour was born on January 1, 1935, in Rosemere, Québec. His parents, Kenneth and Elsie, owned a dairy farm where they produced buttermilk. Their…

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René Lauzon: a truly good person

Joe Ryan came to the Mont-Tremblant area in the winter of 1937-1938 as a prospector, looking for mines. His lucky encounter with Lowell Thomas and his son Lowell Jr. ended…

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The skier with the magic touch: Jean-Guy Brunet

Born in 1939 in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Jean-Guy Brunet is one of five children (three boys and two girls) in his family. He skied for the first time at the age of…

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From Mont-Tremblant to Collingwood (Part two)

  They say it’s a small world, and it’s certainly true of the ski world. The story that follows is an apt illustration of the observation. Some unlikely encounters leave…

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From Mont-Tremblant to Collingwood (Part one)

They say it’s a small world, and it’s certainly true of the ski world. The story that follows is an apt illustration of the observation. Some unlikely encounters leave an…

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Karl Hilzinger : le « skieur au costume argenté » (Deuxième partie)

The “skier in the silver suit”: Karl Hilzinger (Part two) When I got to the site of the accident, the scene appeared otherworldly. The police and Dr. Dupré were already…

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A man with a true passion for skiing

Conrad Guay passed away on October 7 at the age of 82. He was best known for his coaching career and the careers of his three sons, and his love…

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Karl Hilzinger: up for every challenge (Part one)

Watching the Paralympics last month, I was stunned and inspired by the performances of athletes from around the world. I’m going to tell you the story of an athlete who…

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Maskomicic: The man who invites us to create our own rituals

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of talking with Fernand Niquay, whose Atikamekw name is Maskomicic (pronounced Maskomishish), which means “Ice crystal”. The close relationship he has with…

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