Early summer sunshine
Sitting right on the main square in Sauze, you couldn't pick a better hotel to make the most of this vibrant ski town. There are no frills in the San Giorgio, but the owners will always give you a warm welcome and there's a laid-back bar where you can enjoy a few après drinks after a day in the massive ski area.
Head to the hotel's restaurant for local specialities which are served up throughout the week. A particular treat is the hotels very own pizzeria for a taste of authentic Italy.
Nearest lift: 300m to the Clotes lift
Tuition meeting point: 300m (at the top of the Clotes chairlift). Beginners meet at the top of Sporting lift, 500m away but the ski bus stops 30m from the hotel
Resort centre: you're in the centre
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 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
The San Giorgio is on six night's half board which also includes afternoon tea. The continental breakfast is quite extensive and can be upgraded to a cooked breakfast for a locally paid supplement if you wish (around €7 per person, per day).
Your six evening meals are over three courses with some regional dishes throughout the week. Your Christmas meal is included as well but the New Year meal is available at a supplement of around €65 per person.
Each of the 19 rooms is simply furnished with either double, twin or three single beds. All have a TV and a bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower.
Official rating: **
Small bar with satellite TV
Departure airports: Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester & NEW for 2019, Bristol
Departure day: Sunday
Arrival airport: Turin
Flight duration: 1 hour 55 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Important: As Sauze d'Oulx is a traffic free resort, on arrival day customers will need to walk from the coach park with their luggage to their accommodation (max. 15mins away). Alternatively, we offer a free luggage drop service where we will deliver the luggage to the accommodation up to around 2 hours after your arrival.