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Sauze d'Oulx

At the northern end of the 400km Milky Way ski area in Italy, perched on a sunny plateau sits the vibrant mountain town of Sauze d'Oulx. It's a magnet for those looking to ski hard and party hard! Intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders love it in particular thanks to the 212 runs.


During the day, the resort is like any other; quaint with a slightly eternal Christmassy feel. It's at night when the resort really comes alive. There's a huge amount of clubs, restaurants and bars offering a little bit of everything from live music, DJ sets and dancing, all late into the night.

At a glance...
  • 400km Milky Way ski area
  • Ideal for intermediates and advanced
  • Legendary nightlife
  • Picturesque on a sunny plateau
  • Sunday flying from Birmingham, Gatwick or Manchester
  • 1 hour 30 minute transfer

'Sunny Sauze' as it’s come to be known is particularly popular amongst the Brits as it's big on skiing but equally big on great value nightlife. It’s a party town that’s made even better by the legendary skiing and boarding on offer. Come for the mountain and stay for the nightlife!


Other (non-drinking related) activities include a sports centre and ice rink, and even a bowling alley for a bit of friendly competition.  

On the mountain

The skiing and boarding here really is legendary. With 400km of of beautifully groomed slopes and a seemingly endless amount of cruisy blue and red runs, it's perfectly suited to intermediate and advanced levels looking to explore new areas. Take the leg burning challenge to ski over to Claviére and Montgenèvre and back in a day!


Beginners are looked after thanks to the Sportinia area and should definitely take advantage of the excellent tuition on offer. There's enough gentle slopes around to keep things interesting.

Sauze d'Oulx resort stats

Resort altitude: 1509m

Skiing altitude: 1380m to 2800m

Ski area size: 400km in the Milky Way area

Number of runs: 212 in the Milky Way area

Range of runs: 24% blue, 55% red and 21% black in the Milky Way area

Lifts: 8 magic carpets, 21 drags, 35 chairlifts, 6 gondolas and 1 cable cars in the Milky Way area

Night skiing: Yes, in Sestrière

Cross country trails: 25km in the Milky Way area

Snowmaking: 60% runs covered in the Milky Way area

Resort bus: Yes

Sauze d'Oulx travel info

Departure airports: Birmingham, Gatwick or Manchester

Departure day: Thursday (21 December), Wednesday (27 December), Tuesday (2 January) and Sunday (rest of the season)

Arrival airport: Turin

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes 

Off the mountain

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.


Après-ski is very fun in Sauze! For something a bit different, head to the old town section of the area, which is full of character and will offer a nice change of pace - much quieter and more laid back, with some exceptionally tasty wine bars and fantastic restaurants.

Sauze d'Oulx offers

Save some money for après with our ski & board offers...


Free guiding & coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts when you stay at Neilson Hotel Edelweiss or Neilson Chalet Le Valentin


Lift passes include one a day in Montgenèvre (transport not included)


Free helmet hire for kids aged 4 to 12 when you pre-book equipment hire with us

Don't miss...

The lovely tree-lined runs of 2000 and 29 have stunning views and are a 'must do' when you're in resort.


The cobbled streets of the old town make for a lovely afternoon off the slopes. Wander around and find a nice spot to enjoy a lovely glass of local wine accompanied by some local meats and cheeses.

Half price lift passes
save up to £115 per person
The lovely dining area

Neilson Chalet Hotel Edelweiss

Sauze d’Oulx , Italy

From £515pp
Half price lift passes
save up to £115 per person
Cosy lounge with fireplace

Neilson Chalet Le Valentin

Sauze d’Oulx , Italy

From £519pp
The slopeside Hotel Stella Alpina

Hotel Stella Alpina

Sauze d’Oulx , Italy

From £585pp
The lounge bar

Hotel Derby

Sauze d’Oulx , Italy

From £345pp
Hotel La Terrazza

Hotel La Terrazza

Sauze d’Oulx , Italy

From £449pp
Hotel Savoia Debili

Hotel Savoia Debili

Sauze d’Oulx , Italy

From £495pp
Hotel Villa Cary

Hotel Villa Cary

Sauze d’Oulx , Italy

From £415pp
The panoramic restaurant

Hotel La Torre & Spa

Sauze d’Oulx , Italy

From £595pp
Clotes Apartments

Clotes Apartments

Sauze d’Oulx , Italy

From £393pp