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Les Sommets celebrate the future

October 23rd, 2017

Press release

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                                  JACQUES G.HÉBERT AWARD

                                        Les Sommets celebrate the future

 Saint-Sauveur, October 23, 2017 –With ski season just around the corner, group les Sommets works twice as hard to celebrate the future of the sport. Proud to support young athletes year after year, les Sommets awarded a young talented skier last Saturday with the Jacques G.Hébert 2017 Award.

Jacques G. Hébert Award

Last Satuday, October 21, members of the Chamber of commerce and tourism of the Saint-Sauveur Valley, members of the Temple de la renommée du Musée du ski des Laurentides and les Sommets’ management team reunited at Sommet Morin Heights in order to celebrate pioneers and future athletes. Faithful to the tradition and happy to support athletes from the region, les Sommets’ President and CEO Louis Philippe Hébert, handed the Jacques G. Hébert, named in honor of the late founder of the company, to Jeremy Laniel. Given out for over the last ten years, the Award highlights the excellence of a young DLS skier in sports and in school. Jérémy began the year with a bang, when he was chosen to participate in the U16 Alpine Skiing Canadian Championship held in Loch Lomond, Thunder Bay, last February. The athlete, who trains on Sommet St-Sauveur, won the gold. This first place allowed him to get a spot representing Canada at the international U16 Topolino race in Italy. Laniel arrived 14th in the slalom with a time of 1.31.51 and 6th in the giant slalom with a time of 1.48.74, making him the leading Canadian in both races. Jérémy also participated in the prestigious Whistler Cup race.  

Jérémy Laniel ended last season of his U16 career with honors, leading the regional ranking with an admirable lead of 750 points. We wish him the best for the upcoming 2017-2018 season among the FIS team.  Les Sommets was proud to highlight his achievements with a $1,000 scholarship.

Induction in the Temple de la renommée du ski

The night was filled with emotions as the evening went on with a tribute to the late Ross Cole, as he was inducted into the  Temple de la renommée du ski.  Mr. Cole first worked at Sommet Morin Heights in 1981 as an engineer (he drew trail 364). In 1992, he joined  Sommet Morin Heights’ Snow School, asking the Director of the resort if he wanted to hire an Instructor with 35 years of experience. 25 years later, at the age of 84, he was still teaching techniques on the trails and sharing his passion for the sport. Former Canadian Patrol Vice-President, involved in Mont Sutton’s development, Instructor at Tremblant, creator of the Ski World Tour, founder of Snow Schools in many resorts in the Laurentians (Mont Sauvage et Ayers), this pioneer dedicated more than 60 years of his life to his love of skiing.

The evening went on with the induction of Gilles Dazé, ambassador of the sport. Mr. Dazé has been teaching for over 55 years. Instructor, teacher, supervisor and involved in the Police Snow School project at les Sommets, he is considered to be a star among many skiers. Former President of the Museum of ski, Mr.Dazé has teached and shared his passion for the sport for decades: a passion that he was able to share with his children and thousands of skiers over the years.

Proud to support the instructors and share his love for the sport with more than 5,000 young skiers and snowboarders each weekend, les Sommets hopes to see you this winter for the longest ski season in Quebec!

Les Sommets, the height of emotion.

                                                                 -30-

 

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