Sauze d'Oulx

Ski Holidays In Sauze d'Oulx


The Italian resort of Sauze d'Oulx sits within the Vialattea ski area. With a short transfer of just 1 hour 30 minutes from Turin airport, it's a great option for those wanting a short transfer, a shorter stay or looking to really maximise skiing time. A simple train ride away from Turin city, it's also a great option for those with non-skiers in the group. While the skiers head up the mountain, non-skiers can head to Turin for the day! Unlike its French counterparts, Italian ski resorts are pretty reasonably priced, both beforehand and when you get there, with in-resort prices for things like food and drink often being much cheaper than the big French resorts. In 2006, Sauze d'Oulx hosted four freestyle skiing events in the Turin Winter Olympics.

You can experience more traditional aspects of the resort in Jouvenceaux or the cobbled old town, or head towards the centre of town if you're looking for a more lively atmosphere.

Don't fancy walking? Just about the shuttle bus that runs through resort taking you all the way down from Jouvenceaux up to the Sportinia lift.

Skiing In Sauze d'Oulx


The Vialattea ski area (also known as The Milky Way) gives you access to over 400km of piste to explore covering resorts like Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere and Sansicario. There are plenty of tree-lined runs and wide open runs perfect for cruising along, whether intermediate or an improver. Sauze as a resort sits at around 1500m but the main hub Sportinia sits at 2000m, and the ski area goes up to heights of 2800m. A definite highlight is the 1300m descent from the top of Monte Fraiteve down to the valley floor at Jouvenceaux. A great feature of Sauze d'Oulx is that the pistes are spread over a North and West facing bowl, a great meeting point of groups of skiers. For more advanced skiers, why not enjoy the Olimpico piste - a mixture of red and black piste drops down to Sansicario, a great way to test your stamina.

You'll also find Sestriere well suited for advanced skiers with a number of steeper, challenging blacks and dedicated mogul fields. If you're looking for off-piste, you're catered for in the Moncrons area or head over to Montgenèvre on the French side of the border to experience what they have to offer. There is also a small terrain park just above Sportinia.

Don't forget your sunglasses if you're travelling to Sauze d'Oulx. It can be a sun hotspot! We personally recommend sitting in Sportinia with an Aperol Spritz at lunchtime. Don't worry about snow levels, 60% of the ski area is covered by snow cannons and the resort work hard with its snowmaking facilities to create the best conditions possible.

It is in fact possible to ski the 6 Italian resorts and 1 French resort in a day! It takes around 6 hours and involves 21 lifts maximum. With lift opening times, it's a very tight squeeze to fit it all in and you'd need to pay close attention to the timings but it is possible!


Accommodation In Sauze d'Oulx


Most options in Sauze d'Oulx are hotel options with a few apartments available as well. Most hotels are available on a B&B basis giving you the opportunity to explore the many eateries within the resort for your evening meal and taste the incredible cuisine Italy is well known for. A few of our favourite accommodations in Sauze d'Oulx are Hotel Derby and Chalet Capannina up in Sportinia - you can't get much more ski-in/ski-out than that!


Apres in Sauze d'Oulx


Sauze d'Oulx was once referred to as the Ibiza of the Winter season. Whilst there is still a great nightlife scene with some lively bars and pubs, the resort has started to stray away from that reputation, and can cater for chilled, sophisticated drinks too. If you're looking for apres on the mountain, check out Capanna Kind where there's often live music too. Down the bottom, at the bottom of the Clotes lift, head over to Village Cafe for a drink and keep an ear out for when the song "Fireball" starts playing, something fun is about to happen! For chilled after-dinner drinks, check out Il Lampione wine bar. As we head into the night, if you're wanting karaoke, dancing and live music, head to Sport Cafe or Miravallino. Top tip - most bars will offer aperitivo where they bring snacks when you buy a drink. These can be VERY nice and a great alternative to an evening meal if you're feeling cheap.

The Facts

  •   Village Height: 1509m
  •   Highest Point: 2800m
  •   Longest Run: 6km
  •   Largest Vertical Drop: 1300m
  •   Total Ski Area: 410km
  •   Cost Indicator: 1/5


Recommended Bars and Restaurants

  •   Sport Cafe
  •   Village Cafe
  •   Il Lampione
  •   Ghost Bar
  •   Famelica
  •   Ristorante Bar Da Franco

Other Activities

  •   Sledding
  •   Turin City Visit
  •   Ice Hockey
  •   Cinema
  •   Spas
  •   Shopping
  •   Walking

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Via Lattea Piste Map

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Sauze d'Oulx Village Map

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