When I first came to Chamonix in 1996, I fell in love. Being a skier, finding yourself in French Alps in a middle of winter, what's there not to love. It is truly like heaven on Earth for me.
I was told once that after spending a winter season there, I might have hard time enjoy skiing as much anywhere else, and it couldn't be more true.
Chamonix has most definitely a special palce in my heart. I've made some life-long lasting friendships there. Thanks to some of those people, I've grown a lot as an individual and have learned a lot about myself and what I wanted out of my life. The time spent in CHamonix and friendships I've made I keep very close to my heart and cherish all the amazing memories I've made there. It wasn't until my 2011 Europe trip when I got to get reunited with some of them again, which was amazing.
During my time spent there, I got do few amazing things, like skiing down a glacier, paragliding, rock climbing as well as spending a night in high altitude (around 3500 m / 11,500 ft above sea level).