One of the main ski resorts in the Via Lattea, or the Milky Way ski area, Sauze d'Oulx has access to a huge range of slopes and is a firm favourite with skiers and snowboarders from across Europe. Once known for its young party-loving clientele, Sauze d'Oulx now attracts a mix of age groups and is a great destination for families. The centre of the resort is a charming village with lots of attractive narrow streets and traditional restaurants along with modern bars and excellent facilities. In the immediate ski area of Sauze d'Oulx beginners have gentle areas close to the village where they can practice the basics, intermediates will find a variety of blue and red runs to enjoy, and experts have lots of fun and challenging terrain in the larch forests or up in the high powder bowls. After you’ve explored the Sauze d'Oulx ski area you can head out into the rest of the Via Lattea. Across the eight resorts of Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere, Sansicaro, Cesana, Claviere, Oulx, Pragelato, and Montgenèvre, there are 400km of marked slopes to explore in both Italy and France.As well as excellent downhill skiing and snowboarding Sauze d'Oulx and the surrounding areas have facilities for a huge number of other winter sports. There are multiple snowparks with jumps, rails, and other great features, along with loads of great freeriding terrain for snowboarders through forests and across mountain peaks. Snowshoeing is a popular activity and there are lots of trails you can follow to discover the nature of the area, and to explore at a faster pace skidoos are available to rent. Back in the village, there’s an ice rink for the whole family to enjoy and a cinema if you want some time away from the snow. The restaurants in Sauze d'Oulx serve tasty local specialities as well as international cuisine, and although the resort doesn’t have its old partying reputation there’s still a good après ski scene for those who enjoy late nights.