Chaberton Lodge & Spa

  • Milky Way Ski Area, Italy, Sauze d'Oulx

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Located near the centre of Sauze d'Oulx, The Chaberton Lodge & Spa, previously known as the Grand Hotel Besson, offers good quality accommodation due to a complete refurbishment in 2019 with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valley. As you walk into the hotel you are met by a warm open space with magnificent wooden rafters and natural looking stone walls. Directly in front of you, you will find the reception area, to your left the stretches the restaurant and to your right, the lounge and bar area with inviting comfortable sofas and a lovely fireplace, this is the perfect place to relax each evening and enjoy a drink or two at the bar. All along the front of the building are large windows which allow for good natural light and wonderful views of the area.

The warm furnishings extending to the beautifully decorated rooms. A mixture of light and dark wood and fabrics provide a cosy place to settle down each evening, or if you prefer, you can simply turn on the TV and enjoy taking advantage of the many sky channels on offer. 

The hotel operates a free shuttle bus service at set times to get you to and from the lifts, or just a one minute walk away you will find the nearest stop for the local ski bus which circle the resort. If in the evening you want to explore the many bars and restaurants found in resort, you can venture through the picturesque old town which is about an eight minute walk.

You can also take some time for yourself and relax in the hotel's wellness centre where you will find a range of facilities to help with any aches and pains after a great day on the mountain. Open up the pores in the Finnish sauna, steam room or the salt scrub room. Alternatively, just sit back in the pool or the relaxation room and let time quietly go by.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Turin airport.

Added value

Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights on all arrival dates excluding between 26 Dec 21 - 08 Jan 22

  • No. of rooms: 44
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 2
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax of €2 per person per night payable directly to hotel


Classic twin rooms are around 14m² and sleep two people. Rooms have a shower and a lovely garden view. All rooms have a WC, flat screen LCD TV, safe, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities as well as a mini bar with free welcome bottle of water bathrobes and slippers.

Classic twin with mountain view rooms are around 14m² and sleep two people. Rooms have a shower and a great mountain view from the balcony.

Prestige twin rooms are around 14m² and sleep two people. Rooms have a bath with shower overhead.

Deluxe twin rooms are around 20m² and sleep up to three people (third bed is a single sofa bed). Rooms have a bath with shower overhead. As well as water in the minibar you will also receive free beer and an Nespresso coffee machine. 

Classic twin for sole use rooms can be booked with an under occupancy supplement applied.

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Wireless internet


Adapted rooms available on request 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 4
  • Access ramp: No
Sauze d'Oulx

Sauze d'Oulx in the Milky Way ski area 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 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.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 400 km
Longest run 6 Km

1 Sauze d'Oulx, 4 milky way area.

Lifts Drag lifts 21, Chairlifts 34, Cablecars 1
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
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.

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. Regular live music makes this the ideal place to start the day’s après ski too!

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!

One of our favourites, the Del Falco has a fantastic menu and the incredible daily specials are delicious. We highly recommend the roast loin of pork with wild mushrooms. Not only do we rate the food highly, the staff are friendly and always make us feel welcome.

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Sauze’s reputation for lively nightlife and a thriving après ski scene is certainly justified. There is a wealth of pubs, bars and clubs, which lend the resort a definite party 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.

One of our favourite après spots, the Miravallino is a friendly and inexpensive bar in the centre of town. Reasonably priced food and drink, and regular live music performed several times a week enhances the already lively atmosphere.

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, especially when accompanied by the occasional live music performance.

On the more boisterous end of the après spectrum is the Sport Cafè, which has a consistently lively atmosphere. Anywhere that does free pizza tasting sessions must be good! This is a great destination for anyone looking to watch sport, sing karaoke or stay up late into the night listening to live music.


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. 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 Grand Hotel Besson 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 Besson? Visitors to Sauze d’Oulx can pay locally to use the fantastic facilities.

Arts, culture and events

It’s perhaps unsurprising that this lively town has such a festival spirit. Live bands frequently perform on the mountain or in the main square making it consistently exciting in Sauze d’Oulx.

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.


Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £52 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details.

Learn to Ski Pack
6 days area pass, 6 days 'Blue' skis & boots, 6 days tuition (3 hrs per day)
Adult from £294 Child from £256


All Learn to Ski Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
Area Pass 6 L £124 £124 £47 £115
H £179 £179 £47 £115

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £58 £74 £90
Skis & Boots £81 £104 -
Snowboard & Boots - £98 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £55 -
Snowboard & Boots - £95 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis/Boots - £55 -
Helmet - Free* -

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

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child 4-12yrs 
Ski 3 3 hrs per day £122 £122
Snowboard 3 2 hrs per day £122 £122

Lessons start at 10am.

6 day beginner options also available. 

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.


Spa area is open between 2pm - 8pm (Mon-Fri) and 11am - 8pm on the weekend. 

  • Free entry to the health spa ‘Regeneration’ (adults only) with salt water spa pool, external plunge pool
  • Massage and beauty treatments (pay locally)
  • Sun terrace with spectacular views over the valley and mountains
  • Free WiFi
  • Heated boot room
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Gym

A continental breakfast is served in the main restaurant daily, including hot options.

The restaurant is a lovely location for dining with wooden beams and stylish stone walls with views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, perfect picture painting like scenery. In the evenings the Chef delivers dishes cooked and prepared with passion, blending modern Italian cuisine with Piedmontese traditions with a foundation of fresh ingredients. Inghams guests will enjoy choices from a fantastic four course menu, succulent starters, fetching first course followed by tempting second course selections but be sure to leave room for dessert with many great choices on offer, combined with a coffee to finish your meal in true Italian fashion. 




  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please notify us of dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.855928
  • Latitude: 45.024445
  • Location Description:
    • 300 metres to resort centre
    • Sportinia ski lift one kilometre
    • Ski school meeting point one kilometre
    • Hotel provides free shuttle service to ski lifts

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per person from £829
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Chaberton Lodge & Spa
Sauze d'Oulx, Milky Way Ski Area,Half Board
20/03/2022 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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