Sauze d’Oulx: Italy’s grappa-fuelled ski heaven

Sauze D'oulx ski slope: Photo by Alpes de Haute Provence

Cafe Marmot is a hard place to get to in a hurry. Apart from being perched atop the 2,400m summit of Mt Besson, the three-feet-thick snowdrift which has settled between the piste and the entrance has made it inaccessible to anyone but the hardiest (or hungriest) of skiers. Somewhere out there the views, we are told, are beautiful. But the snowfall, which has continued for … [Read more...]