Italy: Sauze D’oulx

Sauze was lovely. The snow was average, and disappearing by the day but the blue skies and warmth made up for it. I made friends with a group of English Rugby boys on a stag do. I threw tantrums at people who did the equivalent of kicking over my sand castle for a laugh (bastards - they won't do that again). I learnt to order tequila rounds in Italian. I gave snowboarding lessons to a friend or two and got them making turns. I went dog sledding, and did a night ride (which was fun, and also super scary). I drank lots, and danced lots, snowboarded some and generally had a good time. This is what it looked like:

If you ever get a chance to hit up Sauze, do it. It's brilliant.

Note: We did it with Neilson and thanks to some pretty sweet connections got a nice discount. Without discounts, you're probably looking at a week with half board, flights, transfers and lift tickets for about £550 per person. Super easy, super amazing. Our rep Mark made everything so easy. There was loads of Neilson apre ski related stuff, a pub crawl on the first night, a ride to France day, the night ride etc etc. If you get the chance, do it.