We all like to go on a ski holiday, but honestly, who likes the process of planning and organising all the details ?
It is very time consuming if you want to do things right and make sure you get the most out of your time on the slopes. I am here to help !
I have always liked organising things, and from the day I was able to ski, albeit at a very intermediate level, I was on the look out to organise ski trips, whether day trips, week-end getaways, or ski weeks. With friends, colleagues, friends of friends, acquaintances, and whoever was happy to join. I like the social aspect of skiing, and sharing good times on the slopes with like-minded people.
Who really enjoys skiing alone? It’s ok to have time on your own to focus on your technique, work on something specific, or just to have some “me” time, but the essence of skiing is also sharing the beauty of the mountains and the pleasure of gliding in good company.
Also I have always been very keen on exploring new resorts, whether big or small, and discovering new terrain and different landcapes. I find it inspiring and revitalizing, and to me, there’s nothing more serene than contemplating a beautiful mountain view.
And what about the people ? Every single ski hill has a different feel and unique atmosphere, not only because of the visitors, but thanks to the people who live and work there.
I always find it very exciting to go to a new ski area !
I remember the first time I went to Killington in Vermont, with a bunch of friends I gathered together. For the average skier that I was, with my very little experience on smaller ski hills in Quebec, it was the best day ever !
Or when I was teaching in Niseko in Japan, I once organised a road trip around Hokkaido with a couple of fellow instructors, and we ended up not only skiing the highest peak on the island, Asahidake – that was heaven ! – but I also had the best time ever night skiing in Saroma, a little village in the middle of nowhere, with one single chair and one run on each side. We had so much fun skiing with the locals who were thrilled to have foreign visitors at their tiny little place.
I also vividly remember the first ever overseas trip I organised, back in 1998. At the time, I wasn’t instructing yet, but a volunteer blind skier guide. We used to take our blind and visually impaired skiers on day trips every Sundays, or on week-end getaways all across Quebec or to the Northeastern United States resorts. I have skied more than 30 different ski areas with them, and then I came up with this crazy idea to organise a ski trip to France to offer them the opportunity to ski in the Alps. It was a big hit !
I won’t bother you with all the logistics it required to get it going, but all I can tell you is that I had a ball, and so did they ! And to this day, I still can’t thank them enough for igniting this passion of mine for organising ski trips overseas. They had planted a seed.
These are the kind of moments I would like to offer you and share with you.
If you are up for it, it will be a pleasure for me to provide you with all the services mentioned above.
Come and join me to Ski the World with Nathalie !