Mont Sutton sadly announced the death of Benoît Boulanger, 85, April 12, 2016. Boulanger was the former President and Chief Executive Officer until the sale of the mountain to a group of investors in March. He was well known as “Monsieur Benoît”.
Before serving as Mont Sutton’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Boulanger worked in the dairy industry. Monsieur Benoît became Mont Sutton President and Chief Executive Officer in 1987.
“He left with the peace of mind that the future of Mont Sutton is in good hands”, said his brother and Ski Sutton Inc. former shareholder, Hercule Boulanger. During the winter of 1946, the young Boulangers began their love affair with the sport of downhill skiing.
Benoît and Hercule often went there to practice skiing in the forest, accompanied by their friends. The four Boulanger brothers, Réal, Robert, Benoît and Hercule, along with several experts, surveyed the entire mountain to plan the runs. From the lay out of the four first runs to the development of the sector VII, Monsieur Benoît has always been implicated in the mountain development.
“He was somebody with a sense of humor and he was pretty close to the community. Everyday, we went in town to take a coffee with his people”, said Luc Boulanger, current Mont Sutton Operation Manager and Benoît Boulanger’s nephew.
The family will receive the sympathies at Girardot & Ménard in Granby. A service of remembrance will take place at St-André Church, in Sutton.
Photo - Mont Sutton icon Benoit Boulanger dies (Mont Sutton/Sarah Chtioni)