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Chalet Cochand, 1914. Photo - Chas Cochand collection

--February 19, 2018. 1911 was the year that Emile, born in 1890, escaped the small very rural village in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland; embarking on the great adventure, a close to penniless immigrant. He had already distinguished himself as an athlete, now he was going to bring skiing to Ste. Agathe. Skiing was not the rapid fire success story you might think. There were enthusiasts, and Emile was able to build a clientele of wealthy upper class...