Just for a change I was searching the stars in Sestriere and Sauze d'Oulx with some of my most beloved guests. The ski area that hosted the winter OS 2006 lies west of Torino and is called the Milky Way. 400 km of pists and 7 villages chained by the lifts between Sauze in Italy and Mongenevre in France.
It is another kind of mountains than Monterosa, less high and very white, therefor the name? I don't know. Beautiful anyway! This year the skiing was super with huge lots of snow. I wonder a bit how it is when it is a bad winter. Many English people for sure, which means happy hour!
It is all a little bit more urban than Monterosa, civilized kind of, people talk Italian and not the special dialect you hear in the valleys around Aosta. Everyone can speak english and many fluently. Italy is near in form of Torino, the food less interesting than I imagined, being this area in the wine and food district of Piemonte.
Henrik and the Möller & Partners seamedto be happy of the ancient houses we hired to lodge the group.
With the guys of Split, a Stockholm based event company of high range, we had a crowd of 70 from all over the world at the Hotel Principi di Piemonte in Sestriere, and they seemed enjoying the place, even if the plane was very late on the arrival!
No matter what! We continued in Sauze d'Oulx with my favorite IT people, the friends from Astrada. I really appreciate that they come back to my little travel agency, and that they are happy with my ideas, that I know are not only perfect all the time. One thing we have in common Me and Astrada folks, we believe in humility: we have all our limits and this is our strenght, paradoxically enough!
Thank you for your good humor and your friendship!
But what would this winter season have been without the Ladies?
Yes, my friends, we make a trip ONLY for ladies! And this year we were a huge amount of those: 16!, can you imagine? Women who decide to leave their families and their jobs for 4 whole days and who are so brave to chose to take a minute for themselves and their friends, despite the great pressure felt inside to get back and don't fool themselves with such ridiculous things like vacation...
But one after ski at the Belvedere in Champoluc, with the sun still high up in the sky and the fresh snow glittering all around their small glass of bombardino, this is even more unbearable to say no to. Even if you are a very busy woman of today!
Happy to see you next year again!