Park Hotel Gran Bosco

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

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Return guests just can't get enough of the Park Hotel Gran Bosco. They love that it’s a traditional family-run hotel, they definitely love the great value for money but most of all they can't get over the scenic spot in which the hotel lies, looking out over the whole of the lower valley. Dotted on the edge of Sauze in Grand Villard, you are roughly 900 meters walk from the centre of the resort. The hotel has their own free shuttle bus service running from 8am to midnight, which will get you into town or to the slopes and drop off at either the Clotes or Sportina lifts, just ask at reception when you are ready.

All bedrooms are decorated in warm wooden Alpine style which have a cosy feel to them. What we particularly loved about the hotel is that a balcony comes as standard in every room, the perfect place to enjoy an aperitivo before heading down to the bar. If however you want to sit a relax a little longer, the hotel does have a sauna & whirlpool (payable locally) where you can stretch out the muscles and take some time to yourself.  

A buffet breakfast will set you up for the day and you shouldn't go hungry at dinner either, a good 4 course evening meal is sure to help you build back up your energy levels to hit the slopes the following day. After dinner the bar is open for a couple of drinks or you can venture into town and experience the nightlife that Sauze has to offer.

All in all, this is a basic hotel but with everything you need to have a fantastic holiday in a magnificent resort.

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

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 1
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel

Rooms

Standard twin rooms sleep up to 3 people (third bed is a sofa bed). Rooms have a shower, WC, balcony, hairdryer, TV and safe. These rooms are also available for sole use.

 

 

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • 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
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!

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.

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

Winter 2020/21 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. 

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.

Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spa with whirlpool and sauna (Payable locally) - The charge for use of spa is €10 per person for half an hour use of either the sauna or whirlpool. This is a local fee and subject to change. 
  • Bar
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Garden terrace
Meals

Meals take place in the hotels restaurant and include a buffet breakfast and a 4 course evening meal. 

 

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

    Informal

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 at the time of booking any dietary requirements. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.866841
  • Latitude: 45.030272
  • Location Description:
    • 900 metres to resort centre
    • One kilometre to ski lifts
    • Free hotel bus service until midnight every day

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Park Hotel Gran Bosco
Sauze d'Oulx, Milky Way Ski Area,Half Board
02/01/2021 - 7 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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