Early summer sunshine
This is a small, chalet-style gem of a hotel on the outskirts of Sauze d'Oulx. Its location could not be better for keen skiers and snowboarders as the Jouvenceaux Sportinia lift is just 50m away, so you can ski or board to it straight from the boot room! And for those that are comfortable on red runs, it's possible to ski back to the hotel too.
There's a lovely, typically Italian laid-back atmosphere thanks to the intimate bar and snug lounge with its open fire. The dining area is also rustically styled with original stone walls and wooden ceilings. Plenty of wooden furnishings creates an authentic mountain feel too. And being on the outskirts of Sauze means that the views across the valley are spectacular, particularly from the large sun terrace.
Sauze's legendary nightlife is about 1km up the hill and ski buses run every 30 minutes or so from a stop a couple of minutes' walk away. There's also a hotel shuttle bus that we run regularly to the resort centre between 5pm & 10pm every day. Alternatively, the small village of Jouvenceaux has a couple of restaurants and bars that are only a few minutes away.
To help you relax at the end of the day, there's a small wellness area with a hot tub, sauna and small treatment room offering sports and relaxing massages. The Edelweiss really does tick all of the boxes for a great little ski hotel. We'll see you there soon!
Nearest lift: 50m to Jovenceaux Sportinia four-person chairlift, 1.3km to Sportinia chairlift and Clotes chairlift
Hotel shuttle bus stop: Outside the hotel (operates regularly between 5pm & 10pm every day)
Resort ski bus stop: 200m
Equipment hire shop: 1km. Free equipment hire delivery service for kit booked through Neilson
Tuition meeting point: Top of Sportinia lift
Resort centre: 150m to Jouvenceaux or 1km to Sauze
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
After racking up the miles on the seemingly endless slopes, the hot tub and sauna will be sure to help you soothe any aching muscles.
And for a little extra help, there's a treatment room offering a range of sports and beauty therapies. Take a look at the massage and body treatment menu for information and prices.
Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.
Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and served with complimentary wine, all followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on six nights a week leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening.
The 24 bedrooms are spacious and a nice mix of traditional and contemporary in style. Many have hand carved furniture and balconies with fantastic views of the piste and surrounding mountains. You'll find all the usual facilities too; cable TV, mini-safe, telephone and an en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, shower & wc.
When you pre-book equipment hire with us, you can also enjoy our hassle-free delivery service. Simply head to the equipment hire shop on arrival day (about a 10-15min walk), get fitted for your hire kit and the shop will deliver it to the hotel later that day. On the last day of your holiday, simply head back to the shop and drop the kit off.
Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.
Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.
There are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.
Free guiding & coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts
Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass
Children under 15 can receive a discount when sharing a room with at least two adults
Neilson rating: ***+
Lounge with log fire
Free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and board games in the public areas
Small wellness area with hot tub and sauna
Treatment room for sports and beauty therapies
Equipment hire delivery & collection service for kit booked through Neilson
Ski storage with heated boot warmers
Free hotel shuttle bus to the centre of Sauze runs regularly between 5 &10pm
Daily housekeeping with towels provided
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