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Sauze d’Oulx is a captivating resort packed with a lively atmosphere and fantastic skiing opportunities. At an altitude of 1,509m, this high-altitude resort forms part of the Milky Way ski area, which offers a remarkable 400km of skiable terrain, known for having some of the most diverse terrains in the Alps. Sauze d’Oulx features its own snowpark and is renowned for its tree-lined runs and stunning views across the Susa Valley.

With a comprehensive and efficient lift system and connected to the neighbouring resorts of Clavière and Sestrière, there is a plethora of terrain to discover. Catering to all levels of skiers, Sauze d’Oulx offers several exciting runs and awesome off-piste skiing, but also has plenty of beginner-friendly areas. Read on for our comprehensive guide to skiing in Sauze d’Oulx.

Sauze d’Oulx Ski Area

Sauze d’Oulx’s ski area is divided into three primary areas; Sportinia, Jouvenceaux and the higher area of Moncrons. Directly accessible from the town centre are Sportinia and Jouvenceaux, while Moncrons can be reached via the Sportinia area. The ski area in Sauze d’Oulx consists of 100 runs, 20% of which are green, 45% blue, 25% red and 10% black.

Beginner Skiing in Sauze d’Oulx

Don’t be fooled by its reputation as a resort for advanced skiers, Sauze d’Oulx provides plenty of nursery slopes and gentle runs ideal for beginners. The typically excellent snow conditions are great for novices, with two main nursery slopes, one in the village and one at the top of the Jouvenceaux chairlift. Once you advance from the nursery slopes, beginners can explore designated areas such as the Stella Alpina and Ammonite runs. Even though the easier runs in Sauze d’Oulx tend to be at higher altitudes, there are still manageable routes back to the resort, making it a great place for beginners to gain confidence.

Intermediate Skiing in Sauze d’Oulx

Sauze d’Oulx is a fantastic resort for intermediate skiers seeking to challenge themselves and improve their skills. With an abundance of blue and red runs to explore, intermediate skiers will have plenty of options. The Sportinia area is a brilliant spot for lower-intermediate skiers, with numerous wide, rolling blues to cruise along. More advanced intermediates should head for the Moncrons area and ski down to Jouvenceaux. One of our favourite runs for intermediate skiers is the Gran Pista, a thrilling red run that offers spectacular views and a good mix of steep and gentle slopes. The grading system in Sauze d’Oulx can be more challenging than other resorts in Italy, so do keep this in mind when planning your route and don’t let it affect your confidence!

Advanced Skiing in Sauze d’Oulx

Sauze d’Oulx is well-known as a top resort for advanced skiers. With several black runs, there is a wide range of challenging terrain to explore. One of the most iconic runs in Sauze d’Oulx for advanced skiers is the Moncrons, a thrilling black run that offers a challenging descent and breathtaking views. For an even more challenging experience, head to the Genevris, a long, steep mogul run that will surely test your skills and stamina!

Off-piste Skiing in Sauze d’Oulx

Sauze d’Oulx is a haven for advanced skiers and offers some of the best off-piste skiing in the Alps. From steep gullies to open bowls, there is a wealth of off-piste terrain to discover. The Rio Nero gully is one of the most popular off-piste routes for experienced skiers, offering an exhilarating descent with stunning views. Remember, when skiing off-piste, it’s essential to hire a local guide or instructor who has the necessary skills and knowledge to keep you safe.


No matter your experience level, Sauze d’Oulx has something for every skier. To make the most of your trip, we suggest booking an instructor who can help you discover the best runs to suit your skill level and enhance your experience on the slopes.