Bertrand Charest faces 47 charges, all related to the alleged sexual abuse of eight female minor athletes between 1991 and 1998. He appeared at the St-Jérôme courthouse on Wednesday afternoon.
Charest is a former coach with the Canadian national junior ski team, with Team Quebec, Team Laurentians and the Mont-Tremblant ski team. According to an online profile, he was also a former manager for the Canadian national women's ski team from 1995 to 1998.
Mont-Tremblant police say a first victim came forward last Friday and they are now seeking more potential victims.
The alleged incidents took place in Mont-Tremblant, Que. and while Bertrand was accompanying young skiers to competitions in Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, the United States, France, Austria and New Zealand.
Bertrand is the co-founder of a glass company, ThinkGlass, based in Boisbriand, Que..
Charest was arrested last Friday and released, before being re-arrested early this morning.
He will remain in custody until his next court appearance on Friday.