Archive: The Mountains

Finally some skiers

Panorama: Border: France and Italy We found the skiers...they're in another country! They're in France, actually, which is only a few miles from here. Half an hour out of Sestriere, traveling pretty much due west, you hit the French border...

By Daniela Deane | January 25, 2006; 01:00 PM ET | Email a Comment | TrackBack (0)

Skiing the Milky Way

What Sestriere lacks in architectural appeal, it makes up for in skiing. It's the main resort in the ski circuit known as the Milky Way, which covers 250 miles of slopes in five resorts in both Italy and nearby France....

By Daniela Deane | January 25, 2006; 09:00 AM ET | Email a Comment | TrackBack (0)

No Snow and Lots of Cranes

Panorama: Construction in Sestriere Sestriere is one big construction site. And because it's so much smaller than Torino, you feel the impending Olympics here much more than in the Piemontese capital. Everywhere you look, there are diggers moving earth back...

By Daniela Deane | January 24, 2006; 02:10 PM ET | Email a Comment | TrackBack (0)

On the Road

Panorama: Slate Grey Mountain Rooftops We rented a car today and headed west towards the Piemonte mountain resorts where the Olympic skiing competitions will soon take place. Like with every major Italian city, it took us awhile to get through...

By Daniela Deane | January 24, 2006; 09:12 AM ET | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

 

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