It was a relatively painless process this year. We are a core group of five (of varying abilities) who ski (and argue) together. There is usually much debate and wrangling over where to go. We were surprisingly well behaved this year and unanimously decided on Sauze d’Oulx in Italy – it ticks lots of boxes for us.
We are breaking with tradition (as we normally favour Austria). Having skied in Italy twice before (Canazei & Courmayeur – see my first blog for a review of Canazei), I know that Italy is a more laid back version of Austria – with better food (sometimes)! Although Italy can’t match the Austrian après ski. Having said that, Sauze d’Oulx is supposed to be huge fun with great night life, cheap food & drink and fantastic skiing – so I am very hopeful!
We have booked with Crystal Ski and we got a good deal – price included a week’s ski pass and ski hire.
Our friends, ‘the independent travellers’ are doing their own thing and and have booked flights into Turin on Ryanair. They are flying back from Milan – both airports are close to Sauze d’Oulx which can be easily reached by public transport.
We are going on January 23rd (to get over the January Blues) so the big countdown starts now – I’m so excited!
Here’s where we’re staying: