Sauze d’Oulx

Situated at one end of the 400km (250m) lift-linked Via Lattea (Milky Way), Sauze d’Oulx is one of the larger, more popular, resorts of the area. With access to over 400km of pistes there is excellent skiing available for all abilities.

Sauze provides mainly intermediate runs and is a red paradise. There is a mid resort located at just over 2000mt called Sportina. All the runs from here are tree lined whilst above Sportinia it opens up and provides the links to the rest of the Milky Way.

For advanced skiers there is easy connection to Sestriere and the black runs at the top of Mount Motta and Mount Sises, and the Olympic Kandahar Slalom and Kandahar Barchetta runs. Nearer to home their is some challenging skiing off the top of Fraiteve with much of the northern face left un pisted.

If you like to venture off the beaten track then Sauze offers some great off piste through the trees. As with most resorts the best off piste is locked away in the minds of locals however there are guides available to help you find the best runs.

Beginners are well catered for too as Sauze d’Oulx has excellent English-speaking ski and snowboard schools that will get you up and skiing or boarding in no time at all.

Sauze d’Oulx has a much better than average sunshine record and much above average skiing. The vast majority of the pistes in Sauze d’Oulx  have artificial snow-making facilities which is true throughout the Milky Way.

When the day has finished the town offers as much or as little apres as you like. There are plenty of bars to choose from offering you everything from sophisticated cocktails and excellent local wines to pints of Guinness. This being Italy the standard of restaurants is high.

Vital stats

Village height 1509m
Highest lift 2650m
Total length of piste 400km (Milky way)
Longest run 7km
Number of lifts 92 (Milky way)
Beginner 15%
Intermediate 62%
Advanced 25%
Mountain restaurants 15
Aspect N/NW
Transfer time from Turin 60 mins