- 22 Resorts
- Consistent Snow
- Diverse destinations
- Resorts open before those of many other states
- Home to Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain
Season Start/End: 12/ 1 - 4/14
|4534ft - 8861ft|
|25%| 57%| 18%|
|from €0.00 to €65.00
Complete list of skipass prices
Sauze d'Oulx, pronounced Sow-zee-doo was one of the most successful Italian ski resorts on the 1970s and '80s, expanding rapidly. Located on a high sunny 'balcony' in the Susa Valley, the resort is surrounded by larch forest above. The trails cut down through this natural amphitheatre have an excellent snow record. Its success resulted from its large and varied ski area, linked to Sestrière, its lively night life and reasonable prices. The resulting growth has led to the construction of a large number of rectangular concrete apartment blocks, mirroring its French partner, Montgènevre, now lift-linked to Sauze at the other end of the long Milky Way circuit. Although Sauze still has a delightful ancient heart of stone buildings, narrow streets and a cobbled square with water fountain, as well as locals prepared to dress in traditional attire for ancient festivals, these are all somewhat swamped by the newer developments all around. In the 1990s Sauze d'Oulx has matured to some extent, and although the resort is still one of the liveliest ski centres in the world, the occasionally unpleasant 'rowdy' element has moved on. It remains a very popular destination none the less, with most of the major international tour operators including it in their resort lists. Skiing has been popular here for over a century and world champions like Piero Gros, a gold medalist of the 1976 Olympics, have been based here. Skiing first began on the local slopes at the end of the last century when a Swiss engineer, Adolfo Kind, taught skiing to locals and guests using wooden boards strapped to the feet.
The best way of getting around Torino is via the public transport, which has been enhanced in terms of lines and frequency for the Olympic event. All Olympic venues have disability access and can be reached either by train, car or the Olympic transport services. For security reasons, some sections of mountain roads are closed to the traffic during the Games and it is not possible to reach the competition venues by private car. Special trains will be available every half an hour! Otherwise, if you decide to come by car, book your parking space in the park&ride car parks wherever possible. Info: 800 019152 or +39 011 5764574. It is not possible to reach the competition venues by private car: all cars must be left at the park&ride terminals linked to the public transport network.
Corso Novara 96, 10152 Torino
I 10050 Winter Olympics
Phone: 39 122 858009
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