If the infrastructures of some mountains truly show their age, the cleanliness of the installations of Mont Rigaud can mislead you in thinking that the history of the ski resort is much younger. Who would have thought that Mont Rigaud, with its very young look, would have such a long history? In fact, the story began in 1962 when a group of local businessmen from Rigaud laid the foundations for the ski resort with the installation of a first "Poma Lift".
A non-profit organization was created, once again by local business people, who took over the reins for two seasons. The relaunch being assured, the assets were sold to a local businessman in 1988.
In 2001, two families from Rigaud bought into shares of the company and invested more than $1 million dollars to improve on the quality of the installations and the operations as well as to develop summer activities.
In 2009, Luc Elie, then General Manager, was pleased to announce the acquisition of Mont Rigaud. Wishing to keep a family atmosphere about the business, he decided to take on the challenge, in partnership with his brother and their respective partners. We can say that Luc Elie was on true familiar grounds since he had been involved with the company for fourteen years and had accumulated just as many years in the ski industry.
Over the years, their common passion for alpine skiing, combined with their respective fields of expertise, undeniably ensure the success of a favorable transition to the profitability and the growth of the business.
In 2019, Luc Elie, still General Manager, became the only owner of Mont Rigaud. Surrounding himself with trustworthy and experienced employees, he continues to assure the growth of the business while constantly reinvesting in the services and infrastructures to offer the best and innovative services to customers.
Mont Rigaud is one of the prides of the regional tourism industry. The resort includes a ski area of over 188 acres, a ski school which is well renowned in the industry, more than 20 kilometers of mountain bike trails and a mountain bike school during the Summer.
During high season, Mont Rigaud employs more than 250 employees.