Skiing in Savoie
It is, perhaps, apochryphal, that Savoie takes its name from the Latin Sapaudia or Sabaudia, translated land covered in fir trees. But many of these fir trees have given way to ski pistes in some of the top ski resorts in France.
Savoie relies on tourism for 50% of it’s economy. Although the bias over the years has been towards the summer, the development of skiing during the 20th century means Savoie has the largest number of ski slopes in France. Although we talk about the ski resorts of the 3 Valleys seperately, those resorts are also in Savoie.