Friday, April 10, 2009

Skiing ~ Hautes Alpes

The Alps had a lot of snowfall 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 forest 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 swooshed 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!


  1. Your trip looks amazing, so picturesque and beautiful. It looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing!

  2. A winter fairy tale by MT! Thanks for sharing!

  3. thank you for ALL your fabulous suggestions and wardrobe tips. I am looking through old posts hoping to find a suggestion for a good hotel in Nice or surrounding area. If you have any to recommend... your impeccable taste would be so much appreciated. Going for a few days holiday from London.