Ernest Lajeunesse in the heart of the village

There was a generation of men who, too young to participate in WWII, replaced their elders who were away fighting the war. These were valuable young men because they could…

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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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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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The dynasty that inspired our region

Yvan Taché was born in Saint-Jovite – now downtown Mont-Tremblant – in 1925 and made his first turns on the snow at Gray Rocks. My father, also from Saint-Jovite, accompanied…

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Ski clubs: a tradition for close to 100 years – Part 2

When Joe Ryan died in 1950, his wife Mary Ryan registered her own ski club. Because the competitions were being held on Mont Tremblant and the resort had access to…

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Ski clubs: a tradition for close to 100 years

The Laurentians, and more specifically the municipality of Mont-Tremblant, has had the benefit – for almost a century – of an organizational structure designed to prepare competitive alpine skiers. Even…

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Gaston Gervais: he did it his way (second instalment)

After sharing with my father his discovery of a series of small lakes located not far from the Rouge River, Gaston and Charlie (my father) put together a group of…

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The Forget family: tight-knit for 110 years

The Forget family, in business for five generations, is highly respectful of the achievements of its forebears, who managed to pass on an exceptional heritage to succeeding generations. Alcide Forget,…

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The forgotten: Arthur Robert

When you think of the history of Mont Tremblant, there are names that come immediately to mind: Ryan, McCulloch, Duncan and, more recently, Wheeler, Guay and Anderson. There is, however,…

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