An upmarket playground for winter sportspeople, you’d be surprised how quiet the runs are. You won’t be elbowing for space on these slopes. The piste is great for cruising through postcard-perfect woodland stretches – so much so, you could go as far as Montgenèvre. Check out the nursery slopes and green runs, but Moncrons poses an adventurous black run if you’re more advanced.
Freestylers will be in their element here – the Olympiads were! Granted, you’ll have more terrain park choice if you make your way to other Milky Way resorts, but jumps and rails are pretty bold in Sauze d’Oulx as well. Practise your tricks as you drink in these incredible panoramic mountainous scenes.
As the sun fades, get to know why the resort’s got such a good reputation for its eateries. There are cafés and pizzerias, plus lounge bars and pubs, so you’ll get cheap pints and crazy makeshift cocktails beyond the scrumptious Italian dishes. There’s even a cinema if you want some post-dinner entertainment. Don’t forget torchlit skiing!