In High Susa’ Valley, on the slopes of Mount Genevris, there is Sauze d'Oulx. You can ski in a scenic valley between fairy tale woods, on the 400 km of slopes of the Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area.
It is the nearest Via Lattea ski resort to the Turin - Bardonecchia’s highway. This allows it to be reached in a short time from Milan or from Turin (only 80 km).
It is situated on a 'terrace' sheltered from the wind and with the best sun exposure. Ski mountaineering tours, hiking with snowshoes, climbing on frozen waterfalls and off-track skiing are interesting alternatives.
For after skiing: sports activities at the Sports Center, ice skating, riding club, 4 wellness centers, cinemas, arcades and 2 disco Clubs, to complete the offer of this beautiful Susa Valley’s village.
The name "Sauze" comes from "sauza", pre-Indo-European ancient word indicating a rocky place. From 1928 to 1947, because of the Fascist laws, the village was called Salice d’Ulzio, with the forced translation of "sauze" in "willow": in fact, there are no such trees in the area, nor in the eponymous area of Sauze di Cesana .
Sauze is one of the leading towns of the Via Lattea, definitely the biggest ski area in Piedmont. The Milky Way satisfies all levels skiers, it is in fact a very large ski area where even experienced skiers can have fun, even for a whole week.
In Sauze d'Oulx there are eight chair lifts and 4 ski lifts serving mainly medium difficulty alpine skiing slopes (34 'red', 6 'black', 17 'blue'). Among these, the Gran Pista, a nice 'red' slope that combined with other high altitude slopes, allows you to descend from Mount Fraiteve until Jovenceaux with a descent of about 9 km.
Recommended period: From December to April
Artificial snowmaking: YES
Ski school: YES, many
Snow Park: YES, on the Via Lattea
For children, in the area of Sportinia, there is a snow park, a school camp on the snow with moving walks for the ascent and bouncy games.
Skipass: click here
Shuttles and connections:
The ski resort is accessible directly from the village and the slopes are connected with Sestriere and the whole ski area of the Via Lattea.
Avalanches’ bulletin: click here
Path’s source: dovesciare.it
It is located in Jouvenceaux, a hamlet of Sauze d'Oulx, suggestively placed in the center of the old village, in a small square with a stone fountain. It is an excellent example of Susa Valleys religious architecture, with significant elements of artistic interest such as the frescoes on the outside and inside walls, dating back to the last decades of the fifteenth century.
Placed in the territory of the municipality of the same name, a short distance from Sauze d'Oulx, the Exilles Fortress is one of the largest fortified structures in Susa Valley, it had a strategic position for the control and protection of the territory. It was built in the first millennium after Christ, but its present shape comes from reconstruction and modernization processes lasted for centuries. Abandoned and disfigured after the Second World War, the property was recovered as well as its high historical value: today the Fortress is part of the National Museum of the Mountain, its head office is on Cappuccinis Mount in Turin.
City of departure: Sauze d'Oulx
Departure: Sauze d'Oulx
City of arrival: Sauze d'Oulx
Arrival: Sauze d'Oulx
Length (Km): 400
Difficulty: See infomap
Discipline: Alpine skiing/Snowboard
Type of Itinerary: Full day
Difference in height (m): 0
Difference in downhill (m): 0
Highest point (m): 2823
Lowest point (m): 1350
Duration (h.): 0