Modern Living: White Gold in France

THROUGHOUT the late 1960s, the increasingly popular sport of alpine skiing was almost totally dominated by the French. Led by the incomparable Jean-Claude Killy and the Goitschel sisters, French ski teams demonstrated their superiority on nearly every snowcapped peak in Europe and the U.S. So it stands to reason that France would also want to capture national honors in the race for the growing ski-resort trade. That is precisely what it is doing. Splashy, audaciously conceived resorts are sprouting all along the French Alpine timberline and drawing thousands of snow worshipers away from...

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