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Sauze d'Oulx ski holidays

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 most of their time both on and off the mountain! 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 bars and restaurants suiting all tastes with everything from lively apertivo bars with live music to cosy Italian mountain bars where you will bump into the true locals.

At a glance...
  • Neilson Mountain Collection available
  • 400km Milky Way ski area
  • Ideal for intermediates and advanced
  • Legendary nightlife
  • Picturesque on a sunny plateau
  • Sunday flying from London 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 buzzing town that’s made even better by the legendary skiing and boarding on offer. Come for the mountain and stay for the nightlife!


Other activities include a sports centre and gorgeous winter walks through the surrounding pine forests.

On the mountain

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 are enough gentle slopes around to keep things interesting.

Sauze d'Oulx piste map

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

Piste map

Sauze d'Oulx travel info

Sauze d'Oulx travel info

Departure airports: London Gatwick or Manchester 

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Turin

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes 

Off the mountain

Off the mountain

This is definitely up there as one the great party towns when it comes to the Italian Alps. There’s plenty to choose from for your adventures after-dark be it live music or a DJ in one of the many bars, or maybe head to Sauze old town, Borgo Vecchio, with its cobble streets and some wonderful little restaurants and wine bars tucked away.


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

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 Chalet Hotel Edelweiss or Neilson Chalet Le Valentin.


Free lift pass for the group leader when 12+ people book and each pre-book a lift pass


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...

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.

The lovely dining area

Neilson Chalet Hotel Edelweiss

Sauze d’Oulx,

From £749pp
Cosy lounge with fireplace

Neilson Chalet Le Valentin

Sauze d’Oulx,