Group leader

Alain Chiasson
Alain ChiassonGroup leader

A career policeman for nearly 30 years, I joined the Gendron Travel team in 2015 after being won over by the customer experience on a ski trip to Western Canada. The group experience – or turnkey travel – has made me an unconditional fan of guided travel. Now retired since 2019, my wife Dora and I have the opportunity to accompany you on trips with Gendron Travel’s different departments. Having discovered several destinations around the world, whether skiing, cruising or enjoying land tours, be assured that we will be at your disposal to help you experience an unforgettable holiday while building lasting memories. Follow us on Facebook at @DoraetAlain. We look forward to seeing you on one of our group departures!

Alain Perreault
Alain PerreaultGroup leader

Alain et Michel sont deux frères qui partagent une passion commune : le ski alpin! De plus, Alain est directeur d’une école de ski et moniteur. Ensemble, ils sillonnent la planète de montagne en montagne depuis près de 10 ans et accompagnent des voyages  encadrés depuis maintenant 4 ans. Ils ont eu la piqûre! Transmettre leur amour du sport, découvrir de nouvelles destinations et partager tout cela avec d’autres skieurs… une passion est née et elle se cultive de saison en saison.

Alberto Biscaro
Alberto BiscaroGroup leader
Alexandre Provencher
Alexandre ProvencherGroup leader

Skiing for over 35 years, I describe myself as a real enthusiast. Certified CSIA instructor (Ski Instructors Association of Canada) I will be able to guide you to the appropriate courses for you, whether you are expert, intermediate or beginner. I would describe myself as a quiet, organized and dedicated leader. Also a good planner and first aid instructor, you will feel safe at my side throughout your stay. My hope is to make your stay a fun and memorable one. So join me on the slopes this winter.

André Pommier
André PommierGroup leader
Anne-Marie Pilon
Anne-Marie PilonOn-site representative | Whistler, B.-C.

Anne-Marie is an avid photographer who loves taking landscapes and sport pictures. With a camera always at hand, don’t be surprised if you end up the subject of a photograph! Curious by nature, she’s travelled a lot in Europe and Asia and now lives in Whistler where other passions also take some of her time: sea kayaking and hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. She went back to her first love – skiing – 3 years ago when joining the mountain hosts team of Whistler-Blackcomb. Now she is impatiently waiting to share her passions with you this winter.

Benoit Pinsonneault
Benoit PinsonneaultGroup leader
Brigitte Trottier
Brigitte TrottierGroup leader
Carol Leduc
Carol LeducGroup leader
Carole Allard
Carole AllardOn-site representative | Sun Peaks, B.-C.

Depuis son tout jeune âge, Carole est une passionnée de plein air. Ce sont les montagnes et les voyages qui l’attirent particulièrement. Elle adore le ski sous toutes ses formes et au cours des dernières années elle a choisi d’en faire une carrière. L’été elle est marathonienne et guide de Via Ferrata et l’hiver elle enseigne le ski alpin, le télémark et le ski de fond. Elle a fait ses débuts dans les centres de ski du Québec et depuis deux ans, c’est l’appel de la poudreuse qui l’amène à Sun Peaks, le deuxième centre de ski en importance au Canada. C’est avec plaisir qu’elle vous y accueillera pour vous faire découvrir cette belle montagne et son charmant village.

Caroline Samson
Caroline SamsonGroup leader

What made me become a group leader for Gendron Travel? My passion for skiing, especially with others. Skiing with other enthusiasts is pure happiness. I don’t consider myself to be a connoisseur when choosing a destination (I have as much fun in the Laurentians than in the Rockies or the USA!) but I’ve had the opportunity to try different types of skiing: catski, heliski, backcountry skiing and ski touring… what a chance! Whether I find myself skiing the Alps, or in Japan, the Rockies or in Alaska, the fun of skiing is sharing it with others. I also believe that we are better as a group; we cheer each other, we widen our comfort zone, we surpass ourselves. Leading groups of skiers in my favorite stations offer me all this: we have fun and we share great moments on the mountain.

Charles Castonguay
Charles CastonguayOn-site representative | Big White, B.-C.

My mother once told me I was born wearing skis… and I’m practically certain it’s true! Ski instructor since 1983 (CSIA), I went on my first ski trip in 1985 to La Plagne and Val Thorens and, since then, I’ve been on nearly one ski trip each year: Colorado, Utah, California, Montana, Alberta, Chile, Switzerland, Germany and, of course, British Columbia. In the 1990s, I’ve added ski patroller and group leader with Gendronski to the list. This year marks my 5th season to Big White where it will be a pleasure to welcome you!

Chloé Patenaude
Chloé PatenaudeGroup leader
Christian Jobin
Christian JobinGroup leader

My spouse and I have adopted Whistler. We’ve explored the skiable domain for the last ten years. On skis for thirty years now, ski instructor with Canada’s Alliance of ski instructors for 15 years and having visited many ski destinations in Europe, South America, Canada and the United States… I truly live my passion!

It will be a pleasure for us to share our passion, experience and knowledge of this incredible ski domain and the village with you. Come and join us at Whistler/Blackcomb.

Clara Boisclair
Clara BoisclairOn-site representative | Revelstoke, B.-C.

Laurent Gentilcore-Saulnier, Clara Boisclair et leur équipe sont de retour cette année pour partager avec vous leur amour pour Revelstoke. Elle en ski et lui en planche à neige, ils sont impatients de vous faire découvrir les meilleurs endroits, tant sur la montagne qu’en ville. Après une journée avec eux, vous serez davantage familier avec cet énorme terrain de jeu. Ils vous mettront en confiance et vous skierez des descentes adaptées à votre habileté. Leur compagnie n’a pas de prix !

Daniel Binette
Daniel BinetteGroup leader

To say that Daniel is passionate about skiing is an understatement. Having completed Level 3 training with the Alliance of Canadian Ski Instructors and certified by l’École de Ski Français, he’s accompanied groups for Sportmania in Europe and has been an instructor at Club Med St-Moritz in Switzerland. Next season, he will lead groups to Zermatt.

Daniel Gervais
Daniel GervaisGroup leader
Daniel Moisan
Daniel MoisanGroup leader
Denis Rainville
Denis RainvilleGroup leader
Erik Kalacis
Erik KalacisOn-site representative | Red Mountain, B.-C.

Erik has been skiing the runs and hidden lines at RED Mountain Resort for 16 years. A former Montrealer, national freestyle ski team member, coach and CSIA ski instructor, Erik will show you where to ski and ride to make the best of your visit to RED! Sponsored by K2 and Smith, Erik lives in Rossland year round.

France Papineau
France PapineauGroup leader
François Bucci
François Bucci
François L’Espinay
François L’EspinayGroup leader
Frédéric Hamon
Frédéric HamonGroup leader
Frédéric Jean
Frédéric JeanGroup leader
Ghislain Blais
Ghislain BlaisGroup leader
Ghyslain Paré
Ghyslain ParéGroup leader
Guillaume Martin-Doire
Guillaume Martin-DoireOn-site representative | Hakuba, Japan

Attracted by the idea of an adventure in Western Canada and the ski bum life, Guillaume went to Whistler for a few years. There, he experiences many aspects of the mountain life: snowmaking, ski instructor and National Patrol and Avalanche training. Having discovered the surrounding mountains of Canada and the United States, Guillaume leaves for Japan where snow is known to be abundant. Niseko wins him over within a few days. There he works as a ski instructor and a backcountry and catski guide. Onsite representative for Gendronski for over 5 years, he will greet skiers in Hakuba this winter.

Janick Robidoux
Janick RobidouxGroup leader

Quand le besoin de bouger se fait sentir, on la retrouve souvent à destination, accompagnant des groupes de ski ou de vélo. Sa passion des sports et du plein air se marie à merveille à sa passion pour les gens, son dynamisme contagieux et son enthousiasme pour les voyages actifs.  Cumulant plus de 15 années d’expérience dans le domaine du voyage, elle sait jongler avec les différents défis et s’adapter à toutes les situations. Dans ses moments libres, elle est aussi entraîneur de fitness.

Jean Marchaland
Jean MarchalandGroup leader
Jean-Christophe Legoux
Jean-Christophe LegouxGroup leader
Jean-François Dubois
Jean-François DuboisGroup leader
Jean-François Wathier
Jean-François WathierGroup leaders
Jean-Luc Brassard
Jean-Luc BrassardGroup leader

Special collaborator and Olympic champion

Jean-Luc Wathier
Jean-Luc WathierGroup leader
Jean-Michel Gendron
Jean-Michel GendronAgency director
Jean-Philippe Coderre
Jean-Philippe CoderreGroup leader

An avid snowboarder, I have been practicing this sport for over 30 years now. I taught snowboarding for several years for Club Med, which has allowed me to discover the mountains of Colorado and Japan. I have also led groups since my years in college and my various travel experiences make me a versatile and resourceful person. Travelling is an opportunity to discover new cultures and to open my mind to the full potential of our world. Travelling with me is never boring!

Jonathan Campagna
Jonathan CampagnaOn-site representative | Red Mountain, B.-C.

Jonathan teaches skiing every winter since 2001. In the last 18 years, he has explored many destination such as New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and Australia. He has guided groups in many ski resorts of the Rockies and has been a ski instructor at Red Mountain for a little over 10 years. He knows the domain like the back of his hand and will help you navigate its slopes, making it even easier to make your vacation into a memorable memory for years to come.

Josée Lafond
Josée LafondGroup leader
Kevin Gasior
Kevin GasiorGroup leader

 

Kevin is a destination ski consultant with Ski Pros Marketing, representing some of the top ski brands in the world.  He has skied in Hakuba, Japan, Valle Nevado, Chile and all over North America.  During the winter he has a regular Saturday morning ski column on CBC Radio One, broadcast across the province of Quebec.  Currently, he represents Valle Nevado, Chile across Canada, is an ambassador for The Banff Lodging Company and represents Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) Heli skiing and Heli hiking in the Quebec market.

Banff is considered Kevin’s second home.  Early in his career he had an office directly at Sunshine Village and fell in love with the Canadian Rockies. He has been hosting groups with Gendron Travel for the last 4 seasons and looks forward to many more.  He invites all of you to come out and share your passion for the mountains with him.

Enough reading, time to go skiing!!!

Kym Matheson
Kym MathesonOn-site representative | Whitewater, B.-C.

I was fortunate enough to be part of a sport-study program in high school and to participate in many provincial competitions. Then, I spent three years teaching alpine skiing in Quebec. After that, love of mountains, snow and adventure took me to Western Canada where I’ve been living for six years now. Nelson is a charming city with much to do all year long, with easy access to the mountain, the rivers and the lakes. I work at Whitewater Ski Resort, where the snow is amazing and so is the mountain! Come, and let me introduce you to our snowy paradise.

Laurence Rémillard
Laurence RémillardOn-site representative | Kicking Horse, B.-C.

Native of Quebec, Laurence has been living in Golden, British Columbia for over a decade! Discovering skiing at age 3, she then tries snowboarding as any self-respecting cool teenager does, and falls in love with the sport. Then, a  first trip in the Rockies has her falling – hard – for those mountains. In 2008-2009, Laurence decides to spend a season at Kicking Horse. Eleven years later, she’s still there! Laurence knows Kicking Horse inside out. Dynamic and friendly, she shares her passion for Kicking Horse’s powder snow.

Laurent Gentilcore-Saulnier
Laurent Gentilcore-SaulnierOn-site representative | Revelstoke, B.-C.

Saying that Laurent loves snow is still way far from the truth! He discovered skiing at age 4 and snowboarding at 10, and never stopped! After finishing his studies, he goes on to discover Western Canada and falls in love at first sight. After five seasons in Revelstoke, he now knows the place inside out. Join him this winter and discover the best spots on the mountain.

Laurent Gentilcore-Saulnier
Laurent Gentilcore-SaulnierGroup leader

Saying that Laurent loves snow is still way far from the truth! He discovered skiing at age 4 and snowboarding at 10, and never stopped! After finishing his studies, he goes on to discover Western Canada and falls in love at first sight. After five seasons in Revelstoke, he now knows the place inside out. Join him this winter and discover the best spots on the mountain.

Linda Daigneault
Linda DaigneaultGroup leader
Luc Couillard
Luc CouillardGroup leader
Lydiane St-Onge
Lydiane St-Ongeblogueuse Lydiane autour du monde

Since 2013, Lydiane has roamed the planet nearly full time. With over 70 countries visited on all continents – except for Antarctica! – Lydiane is undoubtedly an avid traveller.  The many experiences she lives across the world are documented in images and videos that she then uploads on her social medias boasting thousands of followers. You might have seen her tv program, Lydiane Autour du Monde. She’s also published a book and has numerous projects relating to travelling. Her love for adventure has taken her on many solo trips around the globe and now, Lydiane shares that passion for travelling with others by joining in some of our travels… be part of the group!

Marc Boucher
Marc BoucherGroup leader

My passion for skiing was born 40 years ago, and I’ve been part of this industry for 25 years. I have skied in many ski stations of Europe – France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy –,  and in North America – Colorado, Utah and Western Canada. Retired for a few years already, after working over 30 years with the public, I’ve joined Gendronski’s team in 2015 wanting to share my passion for skiing and travelling. Always available and customer oriented, I’m well prepared and I prioritize safety during our stays. My wish is for you to have a nice experience during your vacation, helping you build great memories. I hope to travel with you soon!

Marc-André Pelletier
Marc-André PelletierGroup leader

Since 2012, Marc-André has been combining his passion for skiing and travelling. At the end of his studies, he leaves for Japan where he spends two winters in Rusutsu as a ski instructor and two summer on Okinawa island. There he learnt about the language and the culture. Going to Japan with Marc-André means discovering the deepest snow you’ll ever see but also discovering a truly fascinating culture.

Mario Daniel
Mario DanielGroup leader
Mario Leblanc
Mario LeblancOn-site representative | Kicking Horse, B.-C.

Mario has a passion for skiing – particularly telemark – and adventure. This passion takes him to Western Canada, more precisely in Kicking Horse, where he skis about 75 days a year. There, he’s discovered almost all the secrets of this extraordinary ski resort and invites you to do the same. Mario will show you the best spots on the mountain, allowing you to test your skills. After a tiring but happy day on the slopes, experience the après- ski in Golden… before going at it again the next day.

Mario Létourneau
Mario LétourneauGroup leader
Martin Paré
Martin ParéGroup leader
Mathieu Benoit-Gagnon
Mathieu Benoit-GagnonGroup leader
Mathieu Landry
Mathieu LandryGroup leader
Michel Chevret
Michel ChevretOn-site representative | Chamonix, France

Born in Chamonix and loving the French Alps, Michel Chevret  has been part of the Gendronski team since 2016.  After working over 10 years for the Compagnie du Mont-Banc as well as being a ski instructor, Michel is the perfect person to show you the best slopes! As part of the Gendronski team, he awaits you in Chamonix to share his love of the French Alps and of skiing.

Michel Côté
Michel CôtéGroup leader
Michel Desjardins
Michel DesjardinsGroup leader
Michel Marien
Michel MarienOn-site representative | Whistler, B.-C.

Michel Marien est un grand amateur de ski depuis 1978 dans la région de Hull et des Laurentides. En 1980, il déménage à Chilliwack C.-B. et continu à skier au Parc Manning, Hemlock, Big White, SilverStar, Apex mais principalement au Mont Baker dans l’état de Washington. Puis en 1993, il pose ses valises à Richmond, C.-B. et skiera Whistler Blackcomb jusqu’en 2006 faisant partis de l’équipe de ski de la Gendarmerie Royale du Canada en skiant de 60 à 70 jours par saison à raison de 8h/jour! En 2010, lors des jeux Olympiques, il fera partie de l’équipe de ski de la GRC qui assurait la sécurité des athlètes durant les Olympiques et skiera 75 jours d’affilé en plus de se perfectionner avec les camps de ski Dave Murray (Extremely Canadian). Puis en 2017 il devient membre volontaire de la patrouille de ski de Whistler et ski dorénavant à titre d’hôte de la station pour faire découvrir les secrets les mieux gardés de la station selon le niveau des skieurs et les conditions de la station.

Michel Perreault
Michel PerreaultGroup leader

Alain et Michel sont deux frères qui partagent une passion commune : le ski alpin! De plus, Alain est directeur d’une école de ski et moniteur. Ensemble, ils sillonnent la planète de montagne en montagne depuis près de 10 ans et accompagnent des voyages  encadrés depuis maintenant 4 ans. Ils ont eu la piqûre! Transmettre leur amour du sport, découvrir de nouvelles destinations et partager tout cela avec d’autres skieurs… une passion est née et elle se cultive de saison en saison.

Normand Perrier
Normand PerrierGroup leader
Olivier Denis-Larocque
Olivier Denis-LarocqueOn-site representative | Revelstoke

Born in Montreal, Olivier was essentially born wearing skis! At three years old, he starts practicing at Orford and later on continues at Mont Tremblant where he completes his Leve l2 with the Canadian Ski Instructor Alliance and his Level 1 with the Canadian Ski Coaches Federation. After completing his university studies in Mechanical Engineering, Oliver leaves for a snowy season in Chamonix, the cradle of extreme mountain sport. There he combines his love of ski touring and rock climbing. Olivier’s been living in Revelstoke since 2018, having spent 135 days on the slopes in one single season! When he’s not zooming down the slopes, he’s developing his Website – Beyond Our Peak, writing outdoor articles and taking pictures of his mountain experiences. Olivier now wants to get his mountain guide certification with the Canadian Mountain Guides Association to better share his passion of rock climbing and ski touring with future clients.

Paul Dubrûle
Paul DubrûleSki sales director
Paul Sicotte
Paul SicotteAccompagnateur
Philippe D’Anjou
Philippe D’AnjouOn-site representative | Portillo, Chile

Philippe D’Anjou has been teaching skiing since 2006. Level-4 instructor and instructor for the Canadian Ski Instructor Association, he’s also accredited by the Canadian Ski Guide Association and the Canadian Ski Coach Asscoiation. During the North american winter, he works for various ski stations and heliskiing companies in Canada. In the summer, Portillo, Chile is where to find him. Since 2016, Philippe acts as guide and ski instructor there to help you have a memorable experience!

Philippe Marquis
Philippe MarquisOn-site representative | Vail, Colorado

Philippe wears many hats: Olympian in freestyle skiing, speaker, coach for Vail’s skiing team and now onsite representative for Gendronski. Although retired from competition, he hasn’t hung up his skis yet! This Olympian from Sotchi (2014) and Pyeongchang (2018) will share his passion for skiing in Vail (mid-december to march 7, 2020) and also in Revelstoke (March 21 to 28, 2020). Don’t miss these unique opportunity to discover the mountain with a true ski enthusiast.

Philippe Marquis
Philippe MarquisFreestyle Olympian (2014 & 2018), speaker and coach

Philippe wears many hats: Olympian in freestyle skiing, speaker, coach for Vail’s skiing team and now onsite representative for Gendronski. Although retired from competition, he hasn’t hung up his skis yet! This Olympian from Sotchi (2014) and Pyeongchang (2018) will share his passion for skiing in Vail (mid-december to march 7, 2020) and also in Revelstoke (March 21 to 28, 2020). Don’t miss these unique opportunity to discover the mountain with a true ski enthusiast.

Pierre Beaulieu
Pierre BeaulieuGroup leader
Rémi Arsenault
Rémi ArsenaultGroup leader
René Claveau
René ClaveauGroup leader
René Dubreuil
René DubreuilGroup leader
Robert Legault
Robert LegaultGroup leader
Roger Laroche
Roger LarocheGroup leader

Chroniqueur de ski émérite et blogueur, Roger Laroche a débuté son association avec Voyages Gendron en 2005. Depuis lors, il a accompagné nombre de groupes en ski ou en vélo, au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe. Son curriculum de skieur comporte près d’une centaine de stations sur la planète blanche. Skieur depuis sa tendre enfance, il est reconnu comme un plaisancier du ski ayant une forte propension pour le service à la clientèle afin de s’assurer du bonheur de tous ceux avec qui il partage la même passion. Le contact avec ses clients débute souvent bien en amont du départ afin de s’assurer qu’aucune information / détail ne soit négligée.

Simon Parisien
Simon ParisienOn-site representative | Fernie, B.-C.

Simon was 5 years old when he tried skiing for the first time. Forward a few years and you can see him spending an entire season in Fernie to celebrate the end of his university degree. There he discovers that rumors were true: the ski domain is incredible and the snow even more so. He also rediscovered his passion for skiing. The winter of 2019-2020 will be his third in Fernie and the first with Gendronski. Join him to discover this superb ski destination. You’ll only regret not going sooner!

Yannick Parent
Yannick ParentGroup leader
Yves Devault
Yves DevaultGroup leader

Yves cumule 35 années d’expérience sur ses skis, majoritairement en France et dans l’Ouest canadien. Passionné de grands espaces enneigés ils se fera un plaisir de vous conseiller quant au domaine skiable, vous orienter sur la montagne et vous renseigner afin d’assurer un séjour sécuritaire.  Jeune retraité, il se promet (et vous promet!) un agréable séjour sur les pistes… sans oublier l’après-ski! Amateur de bonnes bouffes et de bonnes bières, vous trouverez en Yves un compagnon passionné et sympathique. Il saura assurément rendre votre séjour mémorable.