Kids go free
The Hotel Villa Cary is the ideal place for couples on holiday. It's small but perfectly located within Sauze, and the owner is a long-time Sauze resident who happens to hail from England, so you'll have a little taste of home while you're there!
The Villa Cary has the basics of everything you need when you're hitting the slopes. There's a comfortable lounge with Wi-Fi is available to help you keep in touch with the outside world. It's a welcoming little place, and perfect for making your homebase for a week of carving up the mountain.
Nearest lift: 300m to Clotes chairlift
Tuition meeting point: 600m
Resort centre: 200m
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
The meals are half board at the Hotel Villa Cary. You'll get to sit down to a delicious continental breakfast each morning, and when it comes to the evening meal, you can enjoy a three-course sit down affair. Perfect after a big day on the slopes!
The comfortable and cosy double rooms at the Villa Cary are exactly what you need for two people. They're pleasantly furnished and come with a satellite TV, a mini-safe and a bathroom with a hairdryer and shower. That's pretty much everything you could ask for!
As this is a family oriented hotel, only family groups are accepted for bookings of six people or more.
Official rating: **
Cosy lounge with TV