Hotel Avalanche

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

The Hotel Avalanche is right next to the Clotes chair lift and near the town centre. If you love your après and skiing right back to the hotel then this is definitely the hotel for you. The hotel's new renovations give it a cosy Alpine feel. The sun terrace is the perfect place to chill out with a drink before supper. You'll be completely surrounded by mountains and slopes, ideal if you want to immerse yourself in the full ski experience.

If you're having a no-ski day, or just need to wind down after an active morning, the spa is the place to be. Check out the spa in their sister hotel, Hotel La Torre which has all the classic spa facilities, including a sauna, steam room and a hot tub. You'll come back feeling energised and ready for your next day on the slopes!

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

Rooms
  • No. of hotel rooms: 32
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

A local tax of €2 per person per day is payable locally.

Rooms

Comfort Twin Rooms sleep up to two people. They have a bath with showerhead, hairdryer, air-conditioning, seating area, TV, mini-bar and safe.

Comfort Twin Rooms for single use are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book.

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
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 400 km
Runs
67
97
41
Longest run 6 Km
Snowparks

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!

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.

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. 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.

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
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 
11-74yrs
Youth
9-10yrs
Child
4-8yrs 
Senior
75+
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. 

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 the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Ski back to the hotel
  • Spa at sister hotel, Hotel La Torre can be used for €20 per person (bookable and payable locally). Facilities include, hot tub, sensory showers, sauna, steam room, fitness room
  • Massages & beauty treatments (bookable and payable locally)
Family Facilities
  • A cot is available for €10 per night (to be requested and paid for in advance, please call to book)
Meals

For breakfast you'll have a buffet with a range of options including hot food.

Supper will be a three course meal at the nearby La Grangia restaurant, just a short walk from the hotel. La Grangia has a really homely atmosphere and serves delicious Italian food; ideal after an active day on the slopes. It also has one of the biggest wine collections in the Alps!

The hotel has a lovely terrace which is a great place to have a drink and relax.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know about any dietary requirements in advance.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.8575232
  • Latitude: 45.0252381
  • Location Description:
    • 250 metres from the town centre
    • 50 metres from the Clotes chair lift
    • 200 metres to the ski school
Total price from
£1878
per person from £939
Hotel Avalanche
Sauze d'Oulx, Milky Way Ski Area,Half Board
19/03/2023 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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