In case anyone is wondering where all the snow is in the Alps, I can tell you that a major chunk of it is currently lying in Montgenèvre and across the Italian border in the Via Lattea.
We’re primarily here to discover the brand new Chalet des Dolines 4* Résidence in Montgenèvre, as part of a press visit hosted by MGM Constructeur, whose latest creation raises the bar still higher for accommodation in the French Alps.
The skiing is likewise superb. Montgenèvre, had already become our favourite ski area, and today we finally got the chance to ski across the border beyond Clavière, Cesana and Sansicario to reach Sestrière and Sauze d’Oulx. Doing so in the company of Antoine Deneriaz (Men’s Downhill Gold Medallist at the Turin Olympics) was an inspiring, if humbling experience.
Maybe that’s why we covered more distance then we’ve ever packed into a single day’s skiing. Anywhere. The snow, although hard in more exposed areas, was both plentiful and, well… quite beautiful, really. See above.
Tomorrow we do more skiing around Montgenèvre, before departing for Orelle, where we’ll be testing the back-door gondola access to Val Thorens.
Roger & Julia