LAURIE GRAHAM

Laurie Graham of Inglewood, Ontario, won her first World Cup downhill on March 5, 1983, in the last race of the season. She was the first North American to win on home soil in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.

Mont Tremblant – From the founding of the Mont-Tremblant Ski club in 1934 to the installation of the first chair-lift in 1939, has grown to become the largest and most varied skiable terrain in Eastern North America. In February, 1936, the first Taschereau Cup, a downhill race for intermediate to advanced skiers took place in the brand new Taschereau trails created on Mont-Tremblant during the summer of 1935. This race would go on for decades, helping to create a stepping stone for ski racers in eastern Canada.