Hall of Famer

André Bertrand

Affiliated Discipline(s): Alpine
Date of Birth / Death: 1931 - 2019
Hometown: Quebec City, Que.
Active Career Period: 1948 - 1970
Induction CSHF: 1989
Induction Category: Alpine: Downhill, Combined. Coach, Official
André Bertrand. CSHFM Collection.

Andre Bertrand was one of the strongest skiers to emerge from the Quebec City region in the 1948 to 1956 era. He had many competitive successes culminating in his selection to the Canadian Olympic Alpine Ski team in 1952 at the Olympic Winter Games held in Oslo, Norway and in 1956 at the Olympic Winter Games held in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.

He skied for Laval University, Quebec and maintained close ties with his alma mater acting as Coach to the Men’s Alpine Ski Team for an unprecedented 20-years from 1950 to 1970. The Laval University team won the Canadian Intercollegiate Championship in 1967 at Banff, Alberta.

He was also involved in the development of the Mont Sainte Anne ski area near Quebec City and acted on many occasions in a senior capacity at a number of World Cup Alpine and International Alpine events at this resort including, in 1966 as Chef de Cours at the 1st Du Maurier International event and in 1967 as Chef de Cours at the 1st Canada Winter Games.

1948
1st place, Canadian Junior Combined Alpine Champion, Banff, Alberta.

1950
1st place, Canadian Junior Downhill Championship, Banff, Alberta.
1st place, Canadian Senior Downhill Championship, Banff, Alberta.

1952
1st place, Downhill event champion and winner of the Sir Arnold Lunn Trophy at the Parsenn Derby course, Davos, Switzerland.

1954 1st place, Canadian Senior Downhill Champion, Mont Ste-Anne, Quebec.
1st place, Canadian Senior Alpine Combined Champion, Mont Tremblant, Quebec.
EISA (Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association) Champion, Burke Mountain, Vermont, U.S.A.

 

Please Note: The ski information gathered here is compiled from a number of sources; it may not be inclusive of all accomplishments.
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André Bertrand.
André Bertrand. CSHFM Collection.
Members of Canada's Olympic ski team at the Regina Hotel in Oslo, Norway (1952)
Members of Canada’s Olympic ski team at the Regina Hotel in Oslo, Norway (1952). [Back row]: Rosemarie Schutz, Rhoda Wurtele Eaves, Jacques Charland, Lucile Wheeler, Lucien Laferté, Edith Pickering (chaperone), Thorney Pickering (Chef de Mission) [Front row]: André Bertrand, George Merry, Harvey Clifford (coach). CSHFM Collection.

Members of Canada’s 1952 Olympic ski team at Sogn, site of the Olympic village [L to R]: Harvey Clifford (coach), ?, André Bertrand, George Merry, Lucien Laferté, Gordie Morrison, Bob Richardson, Jack Griffin. CSHFM Collection.

André Bertrand Mont St.Castin, Quebec – 1952. CSHFM Collection.

André Bertrand (left) and guests at 1989 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. CSHFM Collection.

Inductee André Bertrand (left) with Peter Duncan (center) and Bill Tindale (right) at 1989 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. CSHFM Collection.

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