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The skiing is awesome at Oulx (Sauze d'Oulx).
The skiing is awesome at Oulx (Sauze d'Oulx).
Ski lovely off-piste powder at Oulx ski resort.
Ski lovely off-piste powder at Oulx ski resort.
Oulx is set amongst expansive larch and pine forests.
Oulx is set amongst expansive larch and pine forests.
Oulx train station is accessible by fast train from Turin, Milan and Paris.
Oulx  train station is accessible by fast train from Turin, Milan and Paris.
Some exceptional tree skiing int the larch forests at Oulx.
Some exceptional tree skiing int the larch forests at Oulx.
The old town of Oulx below the ski resort is a delight to stay in.
The old town of Oulx below the ski resort is a delight to stay in.
Perfect powder days after the storm.
Perfect powder days after the storm.
Approaching the ski resort village at Sauze d'Oulx.
Approaching the ski resort village at Sauze d'Oulx.
Powder under Triplex..
Powder under Triplex..
Eleven mountain huts at Oulx.
Eleven mountain huts at Oulx.
Perfect pizza and calzone at Oulx.
Perfect pizza and calzone at Oulx.
Wide open spaces under the Colo chair.
Wide open spaces under the Colo chair.
Restaurants at the top of Sportinia.
Restaurants at the top of Sportinia.
Mid load area on the Jouvenceaux quad.
Mid load area on the Jouvenceaux quad.
Powder skiing out wide of the Tuassieres button lift.
Powder skiing out wide of the Tuassieres button lift.
Open easy piste and off-piste under the Triplex.
Open easy piste and off-piste under the Triplex.
Fun, rolling high alpine terrain at Oulx.
Fun, rolling high alpine terrain at Oulx.
Powder to the people.
Powder to the people.
Piste trails come together under the Lago Nero chair.
Piste trails come together under the Lago Nero chair.
Come and explore Oulx and the Via Lattea in Italy.
Come and explore Oulx and the Via Lattea in Italy.

Oulx (Sauze d'Oulx)

Oulx Ski Resort Italy

There is some wonderful skiing at Oulx (or more accurately Sauze d'Oulx). The old town of Oulx (pronounced 'oohlz' - sort of!) is a treat to stay in. Tree skiing and general off-piste is excellent and freshies can be had days after the last snowfall. Snow quality is excellent as all the resort is above 1500m and snowfall in this region is reliable.

Sauze d'Oulx ski resort's lift and piste links to the broader Via Lattea give a huge amount of scope to explore. The daily lift pass price for Oulx and all the Italian Via Lattea skiing of €38 (18-19 price) is exceptional value by world standards and easily the best value in Western Europe. No self-respecting Powderhound will regret a mid-week trip to Oulx.

Summary of Pros and Cons for Oulx Ski Resort

Pros

  • Western Europe's best value daily ski lift pass;
  • Great range of intermediate piste trails;
  • Fresh powder for days after a snowfall;
  • Superb tree skiing;
  • Easy travel access via the TGV train from Milan, Turin, Lyon or Paris;
  • Interconnected with the huge Via Lattea ski area;
  • Numerous ski in accommodation options;
  • Oulx old town is nearby and a lovely place to stay

Cons

  • Dated and inadequate lift infrastructure;
  • Poor beginner facilities & terrain;
  • General dilapidated feel.

Pro or Con (depending on your point of view)

  • Few high-end accommodation and restaurant options.
  • Few non-ski activities.

Oulx (Sauze d'Oulx) Skiing and Snowboarding

The skiing and snowboarding at Oulx, particularly the off-piste, is exceptional. Piste trails are mainly intermediate and quality beginner areas are lacking but it is the tree skiing & high alpine bowls that make the Oulx ski resort a stand out.

Ski lifts at Sauze d'Oulx are probably the reason for the low lift price. The lift infrastructure is generally quite dated & slow. Lift queues can be horrendous on weekends & peak periods. Some poorly designed piste choke-points and lift exits also let the mountain down. Visit on a weekday & your smile will beam!

See our Oulx (Sauze d’Oulx) Skiing & Snowboarding page for more information.

Oulx Snow and Weather

The Sauze d'Oulx ski slopes are beautifully situated with a predominantly northerly aspect above 1500m elevation which maintains snow quality throughout the season. Snow making augments mother nature on the main piste trails, guaranteeing skiing from December to April. Late March & April are alleged to be wonderful for spring powder.

Where is Oulx, Italy?

Oulx is in the vast Piedmont region, conveniently located in the Val di Susa, 86km west of Turin in Italy. Gateway airports include Turin, Milan, Lyon & surprisingly because of the direct train to Oulx, Paris & Geneva.

Oulx is not just the Sauze d’Oulx gateway town, but the entire Via Lattea's as well. It is only one hour by car from Turin via the E70 motorway.
Europe airport & ski resort transfers
Oulx has a major train & bus station with direct links to all parts of the ViaLattea ski region and nearby Briancon in France (part of the excellent Serre Chevalier ski resort).

Oulx is on the main TGV train line that runs between Paris and Milan (at least 3 trains per day). It is 1hr 12min by train from Turin's Porta Nuova station (trains every hour) and less than 5hr from Paris.

From Oulx to the ski resort base at Sauze d’Oulx, regular buses and taxis are available from the station or in town. Buses run every 30min and travel time is 15min.

See our Travel to Oulx (Sauze d’Oulx) page for more information.

Oulx & Sauze d'Oulx Accommodation

Accommodation at Oulx can be separated into several distinct localities. Below the ski resort and not connected by lifts, the town of Oulx has a new town near the railway station, plus a charming cobble stoned old town further up the hill. near the train station stay at the Hotel du Commerce.

Up the winding road to the ski resort at Sauze d'Oulx the road becomes lined with a variety of hotels, apartments and chalets. The ski resort base area is separated into the lower Jouvenceaux & then Sauze d’Oulx at the top of the road. Both areas are connected to the piste trails by chairlifts. In Jouvenceaux the La Fontaine has great après at the bottom of the quad chair.

At the main resort village, the high-rise hotels & apartments spread around & down from the Clotes chairlift. Many are ski in / ski out. Sauze d'Oulx isn't the most inspired place, but it is convenient & has all one requires for an extended stay. Best places to stay include the Hotel ClotesSerendipity Hotel & the Hotel La Torre

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The Oulx ski resort area is replete with apartments but lacking in high end 5-star lodgings. Better options are at nearby Sestriere.


Tours in or near Oulx (Sauze d'Oulx)

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Powder Skiing Safari France-Italy DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing Days | 3+ Resorts
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Price p/p
USD 1,898
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Skiing between the French and Italian alps over the southern alpine glaciers, this exceptional tour begins in La Grave, France, passes through Serre Chevalier & ends in Sestriere, Italy. Great off-piste combination of high alpine & tree skiing, plus beautiful villages & accommodation.
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Heli Skiing Tours
Heliski Val De Susa DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE HELISKIING
2- 6 Days | 2 - 6 Nights | 5,000m vertical/day
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USD 1,797
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Heliski the powder laden Susa valley in Piedmont, Italy. Enjoy 4-5000m vertical a day with single descents of up to 1600m. Stay in beautiful accommodation at Sestriere ski resort. Get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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Via Lattea Ski Resorts

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    Oulx Trail & Piste Map
  • Oulx Trail & Piste Map
  • Vertical (m)(Via Lattea)
    1,350 – 2823 (1473m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    6 m+
  • Lifts (70)(Via Lattea)
    6 Gondolas/cable cars
    34 Chairlifts
  • Ski Hours
    Dec to late April
    8:45am - 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary (Via Lattea)
    Runs – 238 (400km)
    Longest run – 9km+
    Advanced - 19%
    Intermediate - 47%
    Beginner - 34%
  • Lift Pass Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Via Lattea (Italian Ski Resorts)
    Adult - €38
    Child – from €8.50

    Via Lattea (incl. Montgenevre)
    Adult - €49
    Child – from €8.50

    Via Lattea Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Via Lattea Ski Trail & Piste Map