A great thing about staying in the Residence is that you can ski in many resorts along the Maurienne Valley. Yesterday we went to Valloire with glorious sunshine and great snow. Valloire is about 30 mins drive along a windy mountain road so if it’s really snowy make sure your snow chains are in the car. Having said that, they are really good at clearing the roads. Our advice is to drive through the village and keep going until you get to a small village called Les Verneys. There’s a cash desk to buy your ski pass, lots of free parking and a lift that takes you up to the runs. Lots of skiing for all abilities. If you find the run called the Moulin Benjamin (blue) it ends up by a pretty church and a area full of donkeys! The restaurants are good value, I paid €10 for a large plate of sausage and chips and Anne had a huge savoyade salad for €11.
loads of snow, massive dump and the Residence is buzzing. Most important is that the quiz score which stands at France 2, England and the rest of the world 2!! Great skiing in Orelle and VT which will last for many weeks so come and join us soon.
Ron and Anne