Situated at one end of the Via Lattea (also known as the Milky Way ski area), Sauze d’Oulx ski resort is one of the larger, more popular ski resorts of the area. As an interconnected ski resort you can ski and snowboard the 4 ski connected ski resorts of Montgenèvre, Clavière, Sansicario, Sestrière with the one lift pass. Estimates vary greatly when you research the size of the Milky Way ski area, from 400km to 900km. They boast 598 individual pistes, served by 175 ski lifts. Whatever the correct number, it is immense and you likely not ski all if even if you spend the ski season there.
The resort is nestled amongst larch tree forests and many of the best runs wind through the trees back to the village. Since Sauze d'Olux ski resort became the venue for four freestyle skiing events during the 2006 Winter Olympics, the area has benefitted from a lot of development. 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 ski area. The ski area used to be infamous for an ancient lift system that made Glenshee fast by comparison. But, in 2005, the slow 2-man lift was replaced with a fast four-man chairlift.
Sauze d'Olux ski resort itself offers 100km of terrain. The terrain breakdown is 15% of beginner trails (15km), 62% (62km) of intermediate trails and 25% (25km) of advanced and expert trails. Sauze has 12 ski lifts with the interconnected resorts you can access over 60 ski lifts.
Sauze d'Olux ski resort provides mainly intermediate runs and is a intermediate’s paradise. For advanced skiers, there is an easy connection to Sestriere and the more advanced runs at the top. If you like to venture off the beaten track then Sauze also offers some great off-piste through the trees.
When the day has finished the town offers as much or as little après skiing entertainment 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 at Sauze d'Olux ski resort.
Sauze d'Olux ski resort is not just a winter resort. It’s a fantastic place to visit during the summer months too. Mountain biking, walking, golf, road cycling are all on offer. You can simply use Sauze as your base to go off and explore Turin and the Susa Valley. The mountains offer a completely different experience during summer and it’s well worth considering.
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