Robert Fugère

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Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame – LSM

Robert
Fugère
(1942)
The youngest senior instructor (level IV) in the CSIA and in the Canadian Ski Coach Federation
Inducted in 1996

In 1959, Robert Fugère raced with the Club Épervier. In 1961, he won the downhill events at the Canadian Championships. In 1962, he joined the National Team but an injury forced him to stop. He returned in 1963 but hurt himself again and he had to give up the Olympics. In 1966, he tried again but another fracture put an end to his ski career. He then started teaching and became the youngest level IV in the CSIA and the CSCF. That sae year, he became coach of the National Team. He founded the first team “Espoir” a program meant to help young skiers to eventually join the National Team’s ranks. When he quit as head of the National Team in 1970, he was one of the best trainers in the country.

Robert  Fugère