Canadian sports pioneer Raymond Lanctôt was a passionate skier, runner and ski instructor. President of the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance, and distributor of the most prestigious ski brands, Mr. Lanctôt followed an impressive career path establishing a reputation that has grown and evolved since the 1950s.

Through his love of sports, Mr. Lanctôt contributed to the development of skiing, both in Canada and worldwide. We can quote among many other accomplishments, the foundation of one of the most famous ski schools for children, inspired by Walt Disney and designed to instil the love of skiing in children. He taught skiing across Canada from 1950 to 1980 and played an instrumental role in the first technical committee of the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance. Moreover, Mr. Lanctôt helped build the sport of skiing to what it is today. He frequently traveled to Europe to teach skiing at a master’s level, and participated regularly in the World Congress of Skiing. His efforts helped Canada establish an international reputation in the world of skiing.

Honoured for his many accomplishments, M. Lanctôt`s biography is featured at the Canadian Ski Museum in Ottawa, the Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame and the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Hall of Fame. Raymond Lanctôt drew his inspiration from his love of sport, his quest for excellence, his spirit of innovation along with his desire to share it with others. We remain true to his vision in our company today.

Lanctôt Ltd is a 60 years old Canadian family-owned company specialized in the marketing and distribution of top brands. At Lanctôt, we pride ourselves in being the best partner to our customers and suppliers, offering top quality service chain of supply to the retailers, using a creative and grassroots approach. The company consists of four autonomous divisions: Optical, Ski, Team Sports and Apparel. Together, these divisions bring knowledge and diversity to Lanctôt’s portfolio.

Diane Lanctot
Diane Lanctôt
Chairwoman