The Alps had a lot of snow fall this year and there was still enough left in the Easter holidays to make for fabulous skiing. We went to a resort located in the Hautes Alpes, right on the italian border. Build in 1907, it is one of the oldest skiing resorts in France.
Getting there was a beautiful drive through the Haute Provence, France's fruit growing area. All the orchards were in blossom, it was such a lovely sight!
On our arrival, we instantly fell in love with the charming Chalet Hotel we stayed in.
the passage upstairs
Our cosy bedroom..
..where we sometimes had our breakfast
the breakfast/lunch restaurant
DS checking on the progress in the kitchen
The skiing domain was fantastic, with plenty of beautiful forrest runs.
The pistes criss cross through Italy and France and to DS's delight we
had most of our lunches on the italian side.
On the second day we hired a guide for some off piste adventures.
It was absolutely magical - we swooched through powdery snow for
miles on end and enjoyed breathtaking panoramic views without
seeing another soul.
DS of course loves nothing better than to jump and race
Coming back in the afternoons, we would settle down by one of the fire places in the lounge area, drink a cup of coffee and play games with DS
Guess who had all the cookies?
Later on, we'd get ready to go to the evening restaurant,
where we had the most delicious family dinners.
It was a wonderful trip!