Ski Holidays in Sauze d'Oulx

Located 80km from Turin in the upper Susa Valley of Piedmont, Sauze d’Oulx ski resort in the Italian Alps is 1509m above sea level and is part of the extensive Milky Way Ski Area, which has a huge 400km of slopes connected efficiently by 72 lifts and is a cross-border domain that includes French resorts.

The most vibrant of the five ski villages which comprise the Milky Way, Sauze d’Oulx has lots of long, lush, serene slopes, with a great mix of open runs at a higher level, terrific tree-lined slopes a little further down, and outstanding off-piste.

Sauze d’Oulx is a pedestrianised village with a contemporary centre full of bustling bars and restaurants and a charismatic old town with cobbled streets and charming buildings like the 16th Century Church of San Giovanni Battista, which has a gorgeous Romanesque bell tower and elegant carved wooden columns.


Sauze d’Oulx features a wide range of amenities to enhance visitors' experience. Cosy mountain restaurants and cafes dot the slopes, serving delicious local cuisine and offering breathtaking mountain views. Additionally, Sauze d’Oulx boasts comfortable accommodations ranging from luxury hotels to quaint chalets, ensuring a relaxing stay for every guest.

Popular with British snowsports fans because of its quality pistes (it’s a former 2006 Turin Winter Olympics host site) and awesome apres-ski, there’s a brilliant balance of activities on and off the slopes and plenty of entertainment and activities for solo skiers, couples, families and groups of friends.

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Sauze d’Oulx is linked to the Milky Way’s 400km of pistes including Montgenevre across the border in France. The area is vast and offers a diverse range of ski terrain suitable for all ski abilities. There are several easy reds and gentle blues as well as gorgeous wooded slopes above the resort. The resort sits at 1509m; with the slopes sitting between 1,350-2,823m

Skiing in Sauze d’Oulx

Here are a few great tips on skiing in Sauze d’Oulx:

  • The Clotes four-person chairlift is the main lift out of the resort and this then connects you to a high-speed chair which whisks you to Sportinia ̶ the central hub where more connections plug you into the skiers paradise of the Milky Way.

  • There’s a slope for novices at resort level that’s served by a convenient magic carpet, but ski schools normally meet halfway up the mountain at Sportinia and it’s easy for beginner skiers to access via the chairlift.

  • Sauze d’Oulx has the most to offer intermediate skiers, with a great network of expansive, cruisy blue and red runs through the trees at the lower levels and in more open terrain nearer the top of the mountain.

  • There are challenging runs in the Moncrons area, including a few with considerable vertical drops. For a black run that’s not too steep if you’re just edging towards advanced competency, try the Olympic Women’s Downhill route to Sansicario which moves from black to red as you descend through its 1000m vertical.

  • If you’re an expert skier, you’ll find tricker black runs over at Sestriere, including three mogul fields and one extended black run that goes right from the top of the mountain down to the bottom.

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Snowboarding in Sauze d’Oulx

Prefer snowboarding to skiing? You won’t feel left out in Sauze d’Oulx and its environs, where there are snow parks packed with gnarly freestyle obstacles and plenty of off-piste powder for freeriders to carve up. Here are a few Sauze highlights for riders:

  • The biggest concentration of runs are at mid to lower level in Sauze itself and intermediate riders will have a whale of a time weaving through the dense forests here.

  • Freeriders looking for a challenge will find thrilling black runs in the Sestrieres and Borgata areas. The Rio Nero is an extensive off-piste trail that takes you all the way down to the road between Cesana and Oulx, but you’ll need to hop on a bus back up to the ski lifts area.

  • The local terrain park at Sauze has three lines for riders of different abilities, the Sestrière snow park is 300m long and has two lines with kickers for different aptitudes and a job line with rails and boxes. There’s also a terrain park at Montgenèvre which is 500m long and had obstacles and features for novice and advanced riders, including various kickers and boxes.

It’s evident that although there are some great intermediate pistes and ungroomed areas for freeriders to carve up, Sauze d’Oulx has slightly more to offer freestyle terrain park riders.

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Facilities in Sauze d'Oulx

Sauze is a special blend of contemporary convenience and old world charm, with all the facilities and amenities you expect from a modern resort, combined with the awesome authentic ambience of ancient architecture and Alpine tradition.

Facilities in Sauze d'Oulx

Sauze is a special blend of contemporary convenience and old world charm, with all the facilities and amenities you expect from a modern resort, combined with the awesome authentic ambience of ancient architecture and Alpine tradition.

Facilities for children in Sauze d’Oulx

Kids are well catered for in Sauze and there’s plenty to keep them entertained on and off the mountain. Read on for more info on what’s available to keep your whippersnappers occupied.

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