When I talk to people whom I’ve traveled with, it’s pretty clear that we’ve all followed a similar path when it comes to how our ski vacations have progressed over the years. Most of us start off with a few excursions in and around Quebec. Then, we make our way across the border to test out a few resorts in New England before quickly moving on to the magnificent mountains of Western Canada.
After all this comes that final big leap—all the way to Europe! And that’s where things get a bit more complicated. After all, there’s quite a lot to choose from in this part of the world. Where to go? Which country, which area? To be honest, every destination has its own unique charm and attractions. So, today, let me focus on just one of these beautiful spots—3 Vallées. I should start out by telling you that, even though I’ve visited 3 Vallées countless times, I’ve never been disappointed. It’s such an immense ski area that you’ll always find something new to discover. In fact, it’s the biggest ski area in the world! 3 Vallées features 7 interconnected resorts including Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires and Val Thorens. This means you get to ski in a variety of terrain, discover countless unique villages and, most importantly, choose exactly the type of snow you’re in the mood for. Because the area is so colossal, you can enjoy a different quantity and quality of snow depending on the resort you go to. And that’s just the beginning! There are also the wonderful mountain inns, where you can indulge is some tasty Savoyard dishes, the fabulous Folies Douces Hotel, the 165 lifts, and so much more! If you’re thinking of heading to Europe for your next ski vacation, Chamonix is definitely an option that should be at the top of your list. You can bet I’ll be heading back the second I get the chance!
My passion for skiing and travel is not new… it’s 30 years old to be precise. First of all, as a patrolman, I then reached level 3 of the alliance of ski instructors in Canada and then became a specialist columnist with TVA, Météo Média, several radio stations, publications and specialized websites. As a group leader I had the chance to visit beautiful mountains on three continents which allowed me to meet fantastic people who, like you and me, love skiing, share their passion and discover (and sometimes rediscover) the wonderful destinations offered by Voyages Gendron. What turns me on the most and motivates me year after year is to see this little light in the eyes of people when together we find ourselves facing a grandiose mountain landscape or after a descent where we have surpassed ourselves. If you, like me, want to make the most of your ski trips, join me, I will do everything in my power to make your trip memorable.
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