10050 Sauze d'Oulx (To)
Sauze d’Oulx, surmounted by Mounts Triplex, Bourget and Genevris, combines entertainment, natural beauty and the charm of the past with numerous opportunities for sport with the latest technologies. Cradle of Italian skiing, “the balcony of the Alps” appears as the departure point for downhill skiing enthusiasts. Situated in the middle of the Via Lattea, Sauze d’Oulx offers spacious and fast ski runs or atmospheric off-piste skiing among larch and fir woods. The prettiest tracks include ski run “29”, which starts from Capanna Mollino and arrives in town; the Canale Colò, a ski run named after the numerous victories of Zeno Colò omn the local snow. To access this run (which touches a maximum gradient of 50% at the start) one has to reach the summit of Monte Fraiteve, a panoramic point which can be reached either from the Sansicario slope or that of Sauze d’Oulx, or even directly from Sestriere with the Sestriere-Fraiteve telecabin. Ski runs 33 Moncrons and Rossella on the other hand are the ideal places for those who like humps and difficult slopes. Ski touring trips, snowshoe excursions, ice climbing and off-piste skiing lessons complete the range of activities offered by this splendid locality in the High Susa Valley. Sauze d’Oulx, venue of the freestyle competitions during the 2006 Winter Olympics, is rich in facilities ad opportunities to fully enjoy a high altitude holiday, so much so that every year it attracts the attention of numerous tourists from all over Europe.
alpine skiing: 10 easy ski runs - 33 medium difficulty ski runs - 6 difficult ski runs
cross-country skiing: 9 km of runs
snowboarding: the Double black Park is the Sauze snowpark. It lies at an altitude of 2400 and occupies an area of 80,000 square metres. It can be reached with the Nuovo Basset four-seater chair-lift.
FACILITIES FOR SKIERS
ski hire, ski school, mountain rescue, snowpark (Sportinia), snowmobile hire, alpine guides
Scuola di Sci Sauze Sportina - Tel. +39.0122.850218
Scuola di Sci Sauze d’Oulx - Tel. +39.0122.858084
Scuola di Sci Sauze-Project - Tel. +39.0122.858942
HOW TO GET THERE
By plane: Milano (230 km), Torino Caselle (90 km)
By train: Torino - Modane railway line
By car: A32 motorway, Sauze d´Oulx exit. National Road 24
Date of last update: 02/01/2012