Skiing in Milky Way - Sauze d’Oulx

  • Paradise for more advanced skiers
  • Wide open spaces, sunny and panoramic runs
  • A lively village in a stunning location
  • School Ski Trips

Quick Facts

Easy Slopes (Blue): 10

Medium Slopes (Red): 34

Difficult Slopes (Black): 5

Doorstep Skiing from Accommodation: Yes

Resort Height: 1,510m

Top Station Height: 2,800m

KM of Skiing: 110km

Number of Lifts: 22

Coach from Calais: 14 hrs

Airport transfer: 1.5 hrs

On the slopes

Sauze d’Oulx has  over 400 kilometres of ski runs, mainly intermediate runs and is a red run paradise.

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 snowboarding, in no time at all.

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

For advanced skiers there’s an easy connection to Sestriere and the black runs at the top of Mount Motta and Mount Sises, and to the Olympic Kandahar Slalom and Kandahar Banchetta runs. Nearer to home there’s some challenging skiing off the top of Fraiteve.

Sauze d’ Oulx is a resort that clubs together with a host of other areas to form one of the biggest rideable areas in Europe, known as the Vialattea or Milky Way. A good number of the runs are in the trees. The ski area offers 212 pistes (7 green, 67 blue, 97 red and 41 black) and 69 ski lifts.

The ski area is characterized by wide open spaces, sunny and panoramic runs. The vastness and diversity of the area can satisfy both the more demanding skiers, thanks to the long and challenging runs, and those who are just  beginning to ski or snowboard.

In the village

Sauze d’Oulx is nicknamed “the balcony of the Alps” due to its stunning position overlooking the high Susa Valley. It is one of the most important resorts in the Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area.

Sauze has a thriving community all year around. Shops covering most needs from hardware to clothing by way of hairdressers and supermarkets can be found throughout Sauze along with cafés serving the best Italian coffee, cake shops, bars, restaurants, sports shops and many more.

Wooden sculptures can be found throughout the area;  the result of a project called Art in the Forest which brought artists from all over the world to create contemporary and original sculptures that adorn the streets, forests and parks of Sauze d’Oulx and its surroundings.

Languages spoken include Italian, Piemontese, French and English.


Sauze d’Oulx Apres ski is as lively or as quiet as you wish. There is a wide range of bars, pubs and clubs with many good and inexpensive  restaurants and pizzerias. Or you can enjoy  a meal up the mountain followed by a torch light descent.

Sauze d’Oulx has over 30 restaurants to choose from ranging from traditional pasta houses in the old town to restaurants that will serve you a 10-course gastronomic extravagance.

School Ski Trips


Find out more

Chalet Etoile Des Neiges

Find out more

Hotel San Giorgio

Find out more

Hotel Monte triplex

Find out more

Maison Mati Living

Contact Us

Need help choosing your accommodation?

Get in touch here
Or call Freephone 0800 496 4996 to talk to our friendly ski team


You may also like these...

Skiing in Folgarida-Marilleva

Skiing in

Read more
Skiing in La Polsa

Skiing in
La Polsa

Read more
Skiing in Falcade

Skiing in

Read more
Skiing in Maniva

Skiing in

Read more
Back to top

"We had a really informative team at Club Europe who are happy to help with any query. Our trip, in one word: Phenomenal!"

Sarah Whitbread, London.

"Outstanding customer service. As always, our tour experience with Club Europe was first class and they exceeded our expectations, as they do year on year!"

Kevin, Party Leader, Surrey.

School ski trips since 1980
Find out more

Club Europe's Experience

Find out more

Ski trips for schools outside the UK

to top