Sauze d’Oulx is a part of the Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area providing over 400 kilometres of ski runs. Sauze provides mainly intermediate runs and is a red paradise.
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.
Beginners are well catered for 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. If you head up the mountain to Sportinia it provides many opportunities to ski wide, open pistes ideal for building your confidence. Sportinia is also the location of the ski school meeting place and the sunny, sheltered nursery slope is ideal for complete beginners.
After just a few day’s tuition you could be enjoying the runs through the woods back to the village. The number 30 from the top of the Sportina chair to the bottom of the Clotes chairlift is a particularly pleasant blue run.
Sauze d’Oulx is an exceptional resort for intermediate skiers. There is a fantastic range of cruising terrain ideal for improving your technique and building your confidence. As a result, snowboarding is also a popular past time. We like to head up to the top of the Moncrons where the red pistes are generally less crowded.
Intermediate skiers can cover significant distances and there is varied skiing, both above and below the tree line. You can easily access the three main areas of Clotes, Sportinia and Genevris using the interlinking lifts. It is also simple to ski to Sestriere and the enjoyable runs of Sansicario.
Travelling to Montgenevre, across the Italian/French boarder is a great day trip. The French resort is also a part of the Milky Way area and well worth a visit.
Take the chairlift to the top of Mount Fraiteve, from here a mixture of red and black piste drops all the way into Sansicario village. This long and challenging run will really put your stamina to the test!
The black Malafosse is another exciting run where the narrow piste requires excellent control. Runs on this side of the mountain generally offer longer descents, giving advanced skiers and boarders something to get their teeth into.
The Milky Way area also provides several opportunities to ski off-piste. Free riders can head to the Moncrons, which has possibly the best powder conditions on the mountain. Montgenevre, across the French border, has an excellent reputation for its off-piste with some iconic routes.
If you like to venture off the beaten track then Sauze also 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.
Food & Drink
This is definitely the ultimate party town when it comes to the Italian Alps. There’s plenty to choose from for your adventures after-dark, whether you’re looking to dance the night away, check out some live music or a DJ in one of the many bars.
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.