Saint Gervais Les Bains Skiing – My First Ski Experience in France

Skiing at Saint Gervais Les Bains was indeed a great experience. In fact, it was the first time that I really enjoyed it so much. Finally, my first ski experience came into a reality after how many years.

saint gervais les baines skiing first experience

Just a throwback, I got invited for a winter trip to Canada but was denied a visa in 2014. In 2017, I got rejected for a South Korean visa for another winter trip. I was really disappointed that my winter dream got delayed.

Why this winter ski trip got me so emotional?

When my then-boyfriend now husband and I decided to level up our relationship, we went to Bali for a month. I had this happy dream of my deceased parents about us going on a winter ski trip and me. I found it weird because it was the first time my parents were in my dream. Usually, I dream of my mother and my father in separate situations. I never thought that the dream of a winter ski with my parents was really a good premonition.

My First Ski Experience in Saint Gervais Les Baines

At first, my husband was very doubtful if I could really ski. I was confident that I could do it since it is one of my bucket lists to do this adventure. I told him how I learned to surf in Siargao (Philippines) but I am not really an expert. How I found the joy of riding a motorbike. It’s all about how good am I with my balance.

I never thought that wearing shoes are really heavy so I had difficulty walking on them at first. I realized that I need to be fit or at least my legs need a workout to condition my body for this activity.

My first fall as I was trying to find my balance. But later on, I was able to pick up and glide on the snow.

In the beginner slope, I enjoyed spending my time there for 2-3 hours. The good thing about my experience is that I was alone on the slope so it seems like I own the place. My husband goes alone to a more advanced slope or at the peak of Mont Joly.

Where to Stay in Saint Gervais Les Baines?

Find the hotels in Saint Gervais Les Baines in Agoda

Le Saint Gervais Hotel & Spa – book at Agoda

SOWELL HOTELS Mont Blanc et SPA – book at Agoda

Hotel Des Deux Gares – book at Agoda

Inter Hotel Ikar – book at Agoda

Le Mont Fleuri Saint Gervais Les Bains – book at Agoda


LE PARADISO centre SAINT GERVAIS – book at Agoda

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Where to rent your ski gear | Saint Gervais Les Baines skiing

As a beginner, you can rent shoes, skis, snowboards, goggles, and helmets in the ski rental shop.

Ski Rental in Saint Gervais Les Baines – check it out here

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