A popular resort with British skiers, Sauze D’Oulx has slopes to suit any level of skier, and entertainments for those looking for the full ski holiday experience. Excellent weather, reliable snow conditions and an après scene that is second-to-none, ‘Sauze’ is possibly the most well-rounded ski resort in Italy.
Keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a Sauze D’Oulx ski holiday.
Located in the north-west of Italy, perched in the Upper Susa Valley at 1510m Sauze D’Oulx is ideally situated to access the 212 pistes covering the 400km of the Milky Way Ski Area. With a vast amount of easy-accessed skiing both at the treeline and in the high-alpine, it’s an ideal resort for intermediates to advanced skiers to enjoy. Novices won’t be disappointed either as there’s a glut of cruisey tree runs leading back into the resort village to practice on.
Snow conditions above 1500m are generally very consistent, and to make sure it stays that way there are plenty of snow-making facilities dotted around the resort. There are 89 lifts in Sauze, with 50 or so being drag lifts enabling quick access to the skiing. Throw 5 snow parks into the mix and you have a fantastic offering to suit a wide variety of skiers and snowboarders.
A 6 day Milky Way lift pass covers you for all the resorts on the Italian side of the border plus one day’s access to the French resort of Montgenevre. Pricing is generally cheaper than other well-known Alpine resorts and considering the volume of skiing on offer, a Milky Way pass really does present great value for money.
Also, a local area pass is available at a lesser cost which is a good option for beginners, plus a pedestrian pass is available on a day-rate, giving access to the mountain restaurants in the Sportinia area above the resort.
With over 30 restaurants, the choice is abundant and varied for dinner in Sauze. There are restaurants in both the resort village and in the old town, with the cuisine being distinctly Italian. You can find English-style breakfasts in resort if you need that fix. Some options include:
As with pretty much any ski resort you’ll find a ski school catering for all abilities and ages. However, skiing in Sauze is much more suited to the intermediate. Provided your family are all competent skiers or snowboarders you’ll have a great time exploring. There isn’t a great deal to do for young families after hours or on a non-ski day, but for those with teenagers the après scene is fun, inclusive and a great way to unwind together after days on the slopes.
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