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Chalet Le Valentin
- Sleeps 12
- Catered chalet
Situated in a quiet area above the resort, around a 15-20 minute walk
from the resort centre up a steep hill. When snow conditions are good
you can ski to within 100m of the chalet.
- Ski Lift - 800m
- Ski bus stop - 20m
- Ski school meeting point - 2km
- Resort centre - 2km (down a steep hill)
- Daily cooked & continental breakfast
- Freshly prepared afternoon tea with cake & biscuits everyday
- Appetising four-course evening meal with a selection of complimentary wines on six nights
- Free Wi-Fi in public areas, iPod docking station, TV, DVD & board games for your entertainment
- Daily housekeeping with towels provided
- Free ski guiding and coaching service by mountain experts
Sleeps 12 people in 5 twin and 2 single bedrooms.
Ground floor: Spacious lounge and dining room with log fire, cosy sofas, free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.
First floor: Three club twin bedrooms sharing two shower rooms with wc.
Second floor: Two club twin bedrooms and two club single rooms sharing two shower rooms and wc.
Note: Most rooms have a balcony.
Meals: Catered Chalet Board.
energising hot and continental breakfast every day. Daily afternoon tea
with freshly baked cake and biscuits. A delicious four-course evening
meal including pre-dinner appetisers with a glass of wine before a home
cooked, regionally inspired dinner on six nights, all served with a
selection of complimentary wines and fresh after-dinner coffee.
your non-inclusive meal night, head out to explore the resort. Your
chalet host can recommend and book tables for you if you wish.
Please note: Chalet hosts live in. Children under 15yrs are welcome when part of a group booking the whole chalet and generous discounts may apply.
Some facilities may incur a local charge.
Please note: Sauze D'Oulx is a traffic free resort. On
arrival day, you will be met by your chalet hosts at the coach park and
walk up to the equipment hire shop (approx. 5 minute walk) where you
will pick up any pre-booked equipment. Afterwards, a taxi will be
waiting to take you and your equipment up to the chalet. Your luggage
will be delivered to the chalet up to around 2 hours after your arrival.
Important information: Italian
tax law dictates that a daily ‘Tourist Tax’ may be charged. If charged,
you would need to pay the hotel directly and the amount varies between
approx. €0.50 & €3 per person, per day depending on the star rating
of the accommodation.
Sauze d'Oulx Resort Info
Sauze d'Oulx skiing
As one of the major resorts on the Milky Way ski area, Sauze d'Oulx offers direct access to the biggest fully linked ski area in Italy, with 400km of pistes. An intermediate's paradise, the area also caters to beginners and advanced skiers, though with perhaps a little less choice. Tree-lined runs around the village are perfect if the weather sets in, and there's also a good amount of higher, snow-sure pistes. An expedition to Sestriere, Sansicario, Claviere and as far as Montgenevre in France is possible on the Milky Way ski pass.
As rough guide, an intermediate would be doing very well to ski 40km daily so the ski area will keep most entertained for at least a week, with enough left over for a return visit next time!
Sauze d'Oulx ski resort
The resort of Sauze d'Oulx gained itself a somewhat unwanted reputation as the booze capital of the Alps but in recent years it has improved and there is now a good mix of accommodation to suit all tastes. Some of the more "budget" options have limited party sizes to ensure large rowdy groups don't invade completely, and some of the higher-end hotels have added some serious luxury.
The resort has an attractive, traffic free centre with cobbled streets and traditional old buildings. Further out, things are more functional but choosing a base here means you can avoid the late night noise from the still extensive nightlife scene. Yes, Sauze is still one of the Alps' premier destinations for partygoers and if you like wild apres and nightlife then Sauze will suit you!
A good choice of restaurants with some high quality choices if you're pointed in the right direction by your rep, and if the wild partying isn't your thing then a more relaxed night is still possible here. A great all-rounder that has something for everyone.
More Sauze d'Oulx resort information
Sauze d'Oulx Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 25 Feb 2017|
|Last snowed|| 10-Feb-2017|
|Fresh snow||4 cm|
|Lower slopes||50 cm|
|Upper slopes||140 cm|
|Runs to resort||Hard packed|
|Off piste snow||Worn|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 26-Feb-2017)
Thursday 23rd February was another fun spring like day for our featured Italian resorts. Abundant sunshine and comfortable if not warm temperatures made for lovely ambient conditions. On piste conditions are typical of spring snow, a melt freeze cycle creates firm fast pistes early in the morning tending softer and wetter as the day progresses. From the Sella Ronda in the east to Mont Blanc and The Matterhorn and even in the far south Milky Way, conditions are almost identical.
However, like most of the European Alps a change is coming in tonight. Tomorrow is expected to be mostly snowy with light to moderate snow fall almost everywhere. The weekend will be sunny and spring like again, before Italy dives into a week of forecasted heavy snowfall.
European Weather Outlook
It has been a tough week all over the Alps recently with heavy rain, warm temperatures and strong sunshine all negatively impacting snow quality. However, a change is coming and the early signs of its arrival are visible already. Cloud cover will gently increase throughout today as much needed fresh snow and cold temperatures move in tonight. Tomorrow will see cloudy snowy conditions all over the Alps with light to moderate snowfalls expected. The freezing level will quickly drop which means it will snow all the way down to the valley floor.
Beyond this sudden change Saturday will bring slightly warmer temperatures by the afternoon with Sunday being a mostly sunny day. A large snow storm is currently is forecast to bring very heavy snowfalls to the Alps next week. It would seem winter is returning from its brief summer vacation, and not a moment too soon.
In the Pyrenees a mostly sunny weekend is ahead, no significant snowfall is expected before Tuesday 28th.
In far north Scandinavia a slight change to the normal pattern of dull overcast weather. Moderate snowfalls are expected over the next few days. Powder days are unlikely but certainly enough to create excellent on piste conditions.