If you're heading to Sauze and hoping to make the most of the party town vibes, this small, no-frills hotel is a great choice to call home for the week. It's just 50 metres to the Clotes chairlift and a little bit more than that to get to the centre of the vibrant resort. Start out at the hotel bar before heading into the night!
The bar is large bar and has satellite TV if you're interested in having a drink and a catch up on the news or sport. After that, head to the games area for a spot of pool or table football. Relax with a well-earned drink in front of the open fireplace. And when you head out on the slopes, there's a ski/board and boot room for all of your kit.
From the hotel to…
Nearest lift: 50m to the Clotes lift
Tuition meeting point: 50m
Resort centre: 100m
About the resort
Sauze d'Oulx sits at the northern end of the huge Milky Way ski area, perched on a sunny plateau. 'Sunny Sauze' (as it's come to be known) is particularly popular with the Brits and it's not a huge surprise as the resort is big on skiing but equally big on nightlife. It's a party town that's made even better due to the legendary skiing and boarding on offer.
As the gateway to some 400km of piste, it's a magnet for skiers and boarders who also like a bit of party action as well as their time on the mountains. It's a fantastic place for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders thanks to endless cruisy blue runs and nearly 200kms of challenging reds.
At night the resort really comes to life. There's a huge amount of clubs, restaurants and bars offering a little bit of everything - live music, DJ sets, dancing, all available late into the night! Come for the mountains and stay for the nightlife.
Area size: 400km in the Milky Way area
Linked resorts: Clavière, Sestrière and Montgenèvre
Resort altitude: 1509m
Skiing altitude: 1380m to 2825m
Number of runs: 212
Range of runs: 3% green, 32% blue, 46% red and 19% black
Lifts: 45 drags, 36 chairs, 1 cable car and 1 gondola
Night skiing: No
Cross country trails: 25km
Snowmaking: 60% runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Food and drink
The Terrazza is on half board so you can look forward to a continental breakfast every morning for fuelling up and getting ready for a day on the slopes. Come back to a three-course evening meal before heading out for a night on the town. Your Christmas and New Year Gala meals are included as well.
The 39 rooms at Hotel La Terrazza reflect more of that no-frills aesthetic. They're the perfect size for couples or groups of up to four people. All twin, triple and four bedded rooms have a TV and a bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. A triple room has three single beds, while a four-bed room has a twin or double plus bunk beds. Lots of choice.
Official rating: **
Bar with satellite TV
Ski, board and boot room
Pool table and table football
Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham