It is with heavy hearts that the Huter Family shares the news of Josl Huter’s passing. Josl was the patriarch and founder of Mount St Louis Moonstone Ski Resort, Ontario’s largest family owned and operated resort.
Josl died peacefully at Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital on December 14th 2017. He was 84. Josl had survived a brain tumor and suffered from epilepsy as a result. Sadly, he spent the last few years battling Alzheimer’s.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Elfriede and his sons, Robert (daughter-in-law Sarah) and Andre along with his older sister Herta Grubmueller. His legacy remains his 4 grandchildren, whom he was incredibly proud and loved dearly, Nicholas, Jacob, Lukas and Charley Grace.
Josl lived an amazing life. He was a pioneer in the Canadian Ski Industry and skiing was his passion. He was an avid ski racer in his home country of Austria, a proud Ski Instructor and the visionary behind MSLM, the second largest ski resort in Ontario. He loved to Yodel. His sense of humour kept many of us laughing until his final days. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
A funeral will be held for the immediate family at Mount St Louis Catholic church and the family asks for privacy at this time. Further announcements will be made regarding Josl’s Celebration of Life this spring for those who knew and loved him. It will be a time to ski in his honour and share beloved memories.
A BRIEF LOOK IN HISTORY
Mount St. Louis Moonstone is one of the largest family owned ski resorts in Ontario. It was founded in 1964 by Austrian Alpine skier Josl Huter. The resort is located in the snow belt region of Ontario. Today, it contains 36 different ski slopes in addition to 9 chair lifts and 3 carpets. The resort is known for being family friendly and prides itself on accommodating everyone, from beginner skiers and snowboarders to the most advanced in their discipline. Read the full history here.