The meandering cobbled streets and enchanting buildings of the 17th century old town offer unrivalled character and charm.
There are many diverse and welcoming bars which offer live music and a well-earned ‘apertivio’ after a long hard day on the slopes. For dinner you can indulge in some delicious local cuisine from one of the town’s many restaurants and for late night revelry head back to the bar for DJs and dancing!
In the winter, the mountain offers a variety of slopes to suit all abilities. Sauze d’Oulx acts as the gateway to the Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area, which connects 6 different resorts including Montgenvre in France, with over 400km of pistes. At Sportinia, the hub of winter sports activity in Sauze, 4 local ski schools with over 100 instructors are ready to help you navigate the nursery slopes or to fine tune your technique.
For the free ride enthusiasts the opportunity to explore away from the lifts couldn’t be more exciting and easy to discover. The trees that divide the runs on the Sauze side offer serenity, endless fun, faces filled with fluffy powder and very tired legs after a fresh snowfall. You can also book to go both cat and heli-skiing from the town opening up whole new levels of excitement and opportunities!
For park lovers, there is a park in Sauze offering a few features to get you started. If it’s really your thing, ride over to Sestriere for the day for more serious sessions.
The mountain also offers a fantastic selection of restaurants with delicious food and very reasonable prices compared to other resorts in the Alps. One restaurant on the hill even offers a free snow-mobile taxi for evening reservations. The town has a couple of hotels with day spas that you can visit to ease those aching muscles a hard days riding.
Sauze in the summer is all about long sunny days jam-packed with activity (yet it’s still ok to sip on a Spritz at 11am in the sun if that’s more your thing!). The town blossoms in multi-colour, the skis and boards are tucked away for winter and out come the bikes, bikinis and gelato.
The town is host to the adventure village with numerous high tree activity courses and the white knuckle Tibetan bridge crossing. You can also test your nerves and skill downhill mountain biking. The Via Lattea area offers a wide range of varied downhill tracks, accessible by chairlift from Jouvenceaux.
There are endless, magnificent walks and hiking trails to explore and some incredibly interesting history to discover in some of local, ancient fortifications. You may wish to take a day trip to Turin by train, or relax by one of the lakes.
The ease of getting here is one of the most appealing things about the resort. Sauze d’Oulx is about an hour from Turin airport. With daily, direct flights from Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton, Bristol, Manchester, Dublin and Newcastle it is easily one of if not the most accessible resorts to London and the rest of the UK giving you more time on the slopes and less on planes, trains and automobiles.
You can ask us about the best way to get you and your group from the airport. We will be happy to recommend the best transfer companies at the best price.
Melanie and John, UK