Fun, lively and affordable ski resort linking to the large Milky Way ski domain
Sauze d'Oulx resort guide - a general overview
Sauze d'Oulx situated on the Italian side of the Milky Way ski area is an extremely under rated resort and as a result the prices are very cheap. However, on closer inspection there are no reasons for its seeming lack of popularity. The nightlife although largely British in nature is first class and the ski area is large (over 400km of piste) varied and relatively snow sure. It also suits all standards although intermediate skiers and boarders will get the most out of it. Food on the slopes is pretty good (being Italian) and also very reasonably priced. There are a range of hotels and chalets in Sauze d'Oulx that will suit most tastes and budgets.
Pros and Cons
- Extensive, uncrowded ski area linked to the vast Milky Way ski area
- Cruisy intermediate runs
- Lively good value nightlife
- Mixture of open and tree lined runs for all weather conditions
- Slow lift system
- Erratic snow record
- Lack of challenging terrain
- Inadequate resort bus system
- There are not that many chalets in Sauze d'Oulx
Sauze d'Oulx Resort Restaurants
For when you do not eat in your ski chalet, Sauze d'Oulx has plenty of good restaurants and pizzerias. Falco and Cantun offer traditional Italian cuisine. For steaks and Mexican food try Paddy McGinty's.
Sauze d'Oulx Mountain Restaurants
There is lots of choice for eating up the mountain. There are several good restaurants at Sportinia such as Capanna Kind and Rocce Nere. These are just above Sauze d'Oulx. Hotel Capricorno, at Clotes, offers something a bit more special at a higher price. For a quick, good value pizza Clot Bourget is recommended.
Sauze d'Oulx Apres Ski
This place is renowned for its apres ski and there are several places to have drink before you return to your hotel. Sauze d'Oulx has lots of choice and happy hours so it is not as expensive as some places. Miravallino is a smart and lively bar with free antipasti in the early evening. The Village Cafe at the foot of the slopes is fun and there are terraces at Forgia and Assietta.
Sauze d'Oulx Nightlife
If you like to head out after your evening meal in the chalet, Sauze d'Oulx is an ideal destination. Osteria dei Vagabondi has live music, the Moncrons has a good atmosphere, the Lounge and the Cotton Club are also good venues. Miravallino has different entertainment such as bar games and karaoke each night. Banditos disco is popular with both Brits and Italians.