Milky Way - Sauze d’Oulx

From £769 ppp

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Resort runs

Total runs: 400km
Top lift: 2840m

Resort information

Resort height: 1357m
Vertical drop: 1483m
Lift pass: Vialettea (Milky Way)
Glacier: No
Travel by coach: 11hrs from Calais
Travel by air:
Turin (1.5hrs) / Chambery (2hrs) / Milan Linate (2hrs) / Milan Malpensa (2.5hrs) / Milan Bergamo (2.5hrs) / Grenoble (3hrs) / Lyson (3hrs)

Sauze d’Oulx is a rustic, beautiful Italian village with links to the extensive Vialettea, or Milky Way ski area, offering an incredible 400km of runs.  High pistes, a great range of runs and a hearty Italian welcome ensure this is a resort that all schools should consider on their next school ski trip.


The Skiing…

Sauze is a popular choice in the Milky Way network, offering good access to the 212 runs of the extensive, 400km Milky Way. Sauze itself, and Sportinia located just above Sauze is an intermediate skiers paradise with tree-lined runs to enjoy. The Clotes chair takes you from the village (and right by the hotel) up to the main ski area. There is also access from Sportinia, which is walkable, or for groups travelling by coach, a short drive. The beginners area lies at Sauze d’Oulx has a good reputation and great English-speaking instructors. For the more advanced skiers, there is an easy connection to Sestriere including black runs at the top of Mount Motta, Mount Sises and Olympic Kandahar. Further afield, your group can ski into France, and have access to the slopes of Sansicario, Montgenevre, and Claviere, either by skiing or coach, ensuring you will never run out of interesting runs to explore, whatever the level of your skiers. You can access Olympic downhill Kandahar run in Sestriere, and beginner local slopes in Sauze and Sportinia.


The Snowfall…

Sauze d’Oulx offers a good snow record, with the season usually spanning early December through to end of April each season. In addition, most slopes on the Milky Way have artificial snow cover ensuring on your ski trip.


Off the Slopes…

Sauze itself is well-known amongst Brits, yet being the closest resort to Turin is frequented by Italians particularly at the weekend.  It is a small town, or rather a large village with several shops, some good restaurants and a fantastically quaint ‘old Italian’ feel with cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and a central car-free zone. There is also a modern feel to parts of the village which has been built a round to accommodate the ski industry. The usual apres ski acitivites will keep your group happy, including an ice skating rink, bowling alley, pizza part night, swimming, and even disco and karaoke nights for the brave! In addition, with Turin a litle over 1 hour away, if Serie A side Juventus are playing at home, this could be a unique evening for your group.

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