Ski holidays in Sauze d'Oulx

A lively, fun and friendly resort, offering excellent value and big skiing!

Sauze d'Oulx is a vibrant resort with a lively après scene that has long appealed to British visitors. The resort offers plentiful tree-lined skiing and wide open, cruising that is ideal for intermediate skiers and improving beginners. The extensive lift system has made access to the 400km of the Milky Way ski area on-piste skiing simple and efficient.

The Sauze pistes are spread across a north and west facing, snow bowl which is great at preserving snow conditions, making the resort perfect for sampling powder skiing. A definite highlight is the 1300m descent from the top of Monte Fraiteve, skiing all the way to the valley floor at Jovenceaux.

Beyond Sauze the Milky Way ski area extends all the way to the high altitude resort of Sestriere, past Cesana towards the charming village of Claviere and across the French border to the iconic resort of Montgenèvre. The Milky Way offers a huge variety of skiing and snowboarding, perfect for the discerning wintersports enthusiast.

As well as excellent skiing, the old centre of the mountain village, with its cobbled streets, offers an attractive escape from the mountain when the ski legs start to get sore. This bustling resort is home to a great variety of pubs, bars, and restaurants all of which contribute to the lively, welcoming atmosphere.

Sauze’s reputation for offering reasonably priced food and drink is justified and has helped cement its reputation as a popular après destination. And the fabulous range of restaurants and pizzerias, both on and off the mountain, offer delicious Italian food that caters for all tastes.

Added value

Save £100pp on your 2024/25 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (Book by 3 June 2024)

Ski hotels in Sauze d'Oulx

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  • 40 rooms
Park Hotel Gran Bosco , Milky Way Ski Area, Italy, Sauze d'Oulx- Exterior

Park Hotel Gran Bosco has a nice location on the edge of Sauze, with great views of the mountains. It's a traditional, family-run hotel with cosy alpine rooms and a free shuttle that runs all day to the centre of town and the slopes.

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  • 38 Rooms
Chaberton Lodge Sauze Doulx Esterior

This stylish hotel offers good quality accommodation with stunning views over the Susa Valley. A free shuttle will get you to the lifts and back and you can sit back and enjoy the wide range of facilities in the wellness centre.

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  • 17 rooms
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Hotel Villa Cary is a small, chalet-style property near the centre of resort and just 200 metres from the nearest lift. You can expect a warm welcome from the owners and a cosy atmosphere throughout. 

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  • 114 Rooms
Hotel La Torre Sauze Doulx Exterior Shot

This iconic hotel comes with spectacular mountain views and is only 350 metres from the Clotes lift and a short walk to the resort centre. Available on a half board basis you can enjoy a buffet breakfast and a tasty evening meal during your stay.

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Hotel Assietta Sauze Doulx (10) Double Room

Located in the historic centre of Sauze d'Oulx, Hotel Assietta is a small hotel with a welcoming atmosphere. The popular sun terrace is a great place to enjoy a drink, or book on to the hotel's wine tasting.

 

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  • 11 Rooms
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Ideally located in Sauze's historic centre a couple of minutes from the lifts, this rustic mountain hotel has been transformed from a family home into an intimate hotel filled with character. The original wood and stone have been used throughout, giving an authentic alpine feel to the hotel. You can enjoy some delicious dishes on the half board offering, with dining available in a choice of three restaurants.

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Hotel Avalanche

Hotel Avalanche is currently being renovated in a cosy Alpine style. It's in a fantastic location right next to the slopes, so you can ski right back to the hotel and easily walk into town for your evening après!

Ski & Snowboard
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Sauze d’Oulx

Beginners should think about signing up to ski school before tackling the mountain. Sportinia is where you will find the ski school meeting place and the sunny, sheltered nursery slope is ideal for complete beginners.

After just a few day’s tuition, above the beginners area you will find Blue 12 & 13, ideal wide runs to put all that practise into action and ideal for building your confidence. By the end of the week, if you feel ready, there are red routes back into Sauze. Number 30 from the top of the Sportina chair to the bottom of the Clotes chairlift will be a testing challenge for those who want to progress onto tougher terrain. 

Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in Sauze d’Oulx

Sauze d’Oulx is an exceptional resort for intermediate skiers. There is a fantastic range of cruising terrain ideal for improving your technique and building your confidence. As a result, snowboarding is also a popular past time. We like to head up to the top of the Moncrons where the red pistes are generally less crowded.

Intermediate skiers can cover significant distances and there is varied skiing, both above and below the tree line. You can easily access the three main areas of Clotes, Sportinia and Genevris using the interlinking lifts. It is also simple to ski to Sestriere and the enjoyable runs of Sansicario.

Travelling to Montgenevre, across the Italian/French boarder is a great day trip. The French resort is also a part of the Milky Way area and well worth a visit, best of alkl you get 2 days included in your area lift pass. 

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Sauze d’Oulx

Our favourite piste on the mountain is the Olimpico. Take the chairlift to the top of Mount Fraiteve, from here a mixture of red and black piste drops all the way into Sansicario village. This long and challenging run will really put your stamina to the test!

If you fancy a challenging run, number 25 known as Rio Nero is where you want to head. This exciting run starts as a narrow black run and requires excellent control as you navigate the steep piste beneath you. As you descend towards and past the Colo chairlift the run widens, perfect for mastering beautiful wide parallel turns.

The Milky Way area also provides several opportunities to ski off-piste. Free riders can head to the Moncrons, which has possibly the best powder conditions on the mountain. Montgenevre, across the French border, has an excellent reputation for its off-piste with some iconic routes.

Advanced skiers will enjoy neighbouring Sestriere too. The higher resort offers several steep, challenging blacks as well as dedicated mogul fields.

 


Mountain facts
Area 400 km
Resort Altitude 1509m
Ski Alt. From 1509m
Ski Alt. To 2800m
Runs 7 67 97 41
Longest run 6 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 38, Cable car 1, Draglifts 19, Gondolas 3
Lift Times

7 days, 9am to 16.30

Lift Ski LockersNo
Whole Area Pass Lifts70
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants30
Snow Cannon Coverage60%
Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

4 across the Milky Way area

Things To Do

Restaurants, food and drink

Eating out on the mountain needn’t be an expensive experience in Sauze d’Oulx. The Clot Bourget is one of our favourite mountain restaurants and it is excellent value for money too. Slightly off the beaten track, the Clot Bourget serves a good selection of Italian style food. For a special occasion, why not treat yourself to lunch at La Marmotta Bistro located at the top of the mountain with breath-taking views.

The Capanna Kind is a lively and friendly bar/restaurant on the mountain. The glorious sun terrace is a great place to enjoy a pasta dish or pizza for lunch. Alternatively visit Orsa Bianco with the option of self service or a-la-carte. It's also has a great bar and is perfect for a mountain pit stop. 

In the centre of Sauze’s old town there is a wide variety of charming restaurants serving rustic mountain food and typical Italian dishes. Il Cantun del Barbabuc on the main street specialises in using local ingredients, it also has a fantastic wine list! L'Orto del Frate is perfect for cheese lovers, serving up classics such as fondue and raclette. For traditional Piemontese cuisine, check out Da Salvos and if you have room for dessert, those with a sweet tooth must try L'Ortiche. 

Après, bars and nightlife

Sauze’s reputation for lively nightlife and a thriving après ski scene is certainly justified. There is a wealth of pubs and cafes which give the resort a colourful vibe. The scene has a sophisticated side too and it’s certainly possible to find somewhere for a chilled drink at the end of the day.

For après directly off the piste check out La Grange or Ghost Bar. After dinner make your way to Derby or Miravallino in the main square where you will be entertained by DJs and live music. If your after a more chilled vide, K2 have a weekly acoustic session which is well worth checking out. 

Another favourite of ours is Il Lampione wine bar in the centre of town. Popular with the locals as well as with tourists this is a relaxed destination perfect for enjoying a lovely bottle of wine and nibbles or visit their new tapas bar 'La Farola' located near the church in the old town. 

To catch all your sporting event while on holiday, visit the Sports Cafe where you can enjoy all the action along side a drink and great selection of burgers and pizzas. 

Shopping

There are several supermarkets in resort, ideal for picking up any essentials you might have left at home! You can hire your ski equipment and buy presents for friends and family at the many sports and souvenir shops.

Spas and relaxation

The distinctive Hotel La Torre has an excellent wellness centre complete with large indoor whirlpool located next to it. Guests of the hotel and visitors can pay locally to relax in the steam room or the sauna. Beauty treatments are also available to guests to buy.

The spa at the Chaberton Lodge & Spa offers an extensive range of wellness facilities. Highlights include the salt-water spa pool and the external hot water plunge pool – best enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco! Not staying at the hotel? Visitors to Sauze d’Oulx can pay locally to use the fantastic facilities.

Arts, culture and events

The highlight of a busy and eclectic events calendar is The Sauze Carnival. Taking place around lent, carnival is an Italian tradition and the streets of the old town are flooded with floats and costumed participants.

Events in and around resort also celebrate Christmas and New Year. Particularly notable is the end of year Torch lit procession and fireworks display. The local ski instructors accompanied by fireworks and music herald the New Year with an on-piste torch display.

Activity Information

It’s not all about the après in Sauze – there are plenty of other activities off the piste that can be enjoyed by the whole family! And if there’s too much snow on the mountain, limiting your skiing, it’s easy to get out and explore the wider Piedmont region of Italy.

Day trip to Turin

Turin is beautiful, with elegant squares, tree lined boulevards and lavish turn of the 20th century architecture. A powerhouse of Italian industry, Turin is famously the home of Fiat cars but there is so much more to this dynamic, Italian city, from spectacular museums to the world-class football club – Juventus.

Only an hour’s drive from Sauze or a short trip by train, Turin makes an excellent destination for a day trip and is the perfect getaway when the ski legs begin to tire! Speak to your Inghams representative for more information on how to get there.

Snowshoeing and winter walking

One of our favourite non-ski activities in Sauze, there are fantastic trails to follow throughout the resort as well as in nearby Gran Bosco National Park. Maps are available showing the trails and the local tourist office can provide information on the safest routes.

With a variety of terrains to explore, there are walks suited to winter walkers of all abilities and experience. Snowshoes and hiking poles are available to rent from many of the local sports equipment stores in the resort.

Wine tasting

We love wine tasting in Sauze d’Oulx! The delightful Il Lampione is not only one of the most relaxed àpres bars in resort but you can also arrange to taste the many splendid wines that they offer too.

The charming surroundings in the rustic bar are the ideal place to spend a gentle evening sipping wine with friends. Speak to your Inghams representative for more information about how to book this experience.

Other activities in resort:

  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Weekly market
Ski Extras Offer

Save £100pp on your lift pass & ski hire - Save £100pp on your 2024/2025 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (offer ends 3rd June 2024).

Valid on all departure dates between 1st December 2024 and 30th April 2025. Buy any lift pass (found within the 'Extras' tab on checkout) and add either ski/snowboard hire or ski/snowboard carriage at the same time, for the same person to receive the discount.

Lift Passes

Lift Passes

6 days Season Child
4 - 7 years 
Adult 
8 - 74 years
Senior
75+ years
Area Pass Low £92 £225 £201
High £92 £242 £201

Season dates

  • Low Season - 07 Dec - 22 Dec 23, 06 Jan - 02 Feb, 02 Mar - 22 Mar & 31 Mar - 30 Apr 24
  • High Season - 23 Dec 23 - 05 Jan 24, 03 Feb - 01 Mar & 23 Mar - 30 Mar 24

Lift pass information

6 day pass includes two days skiing in Montgenèvre, France. Walker's pass available locally.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

6 days Category

Child

4 - 12 years

Adult

13+ years

Skis Blue - £59
Red £37 £76
Black - £93
Skis & boots Blue - £84
Red £56 £107
Black - £127
Snowboard & boots Red £98 £101

Equipment information

Free helmets for children up to 12 years when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Tuition

Tuition

Ski tuition

Child

4 - 12 years  

Adult

13+ years

Beginner 5 days £250 £250
3 days £174 £174
Snowboard tuition

Child

8 - 12 years 

Adult

13+ years

3 days £113 £113

Tuition information

  • Tuition will be available from 23rd Dec 23 onward 
  • Ski tuition runs Monday - Wednesday 10am - 1pm
  • Snowboard tuition runs Monday - Wednesday 10am - 12pm
  • Depending on the location of your accommodation, we use 2 different ski school suppliers in Sauze. Duration and prices may vary, please check at time of booking the number of days and duration.
  • Group tuition need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked tuition and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private tuition to the value of what you had originally booked.

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner - never skied before
  • Level 1 - advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 - low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 - good intermediate, parallel turns 
  • Advanced - fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Transfers

Flights depart Sundays

Transfer time

  • Turin airport: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach

Private transfers and self drive options are available

Nearest Rail Station:

Oulx

Ski bus info:

Payable locally

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Après-ski mecca on the Milky Way ski area
  • Short transfers from Turin Airport
  • Inghams rep based in resort
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