Hotel San Giorgio, Sauze D'oulx, Italy
Sitting right on the main square in Sauze, you couldn't pick a better hotel to make the most of this vibrant ski town. There are no frills in the San Giorgio, but the owners will always give you a warm welcome and there's a laid-back bar where you can enjoy a few après drinks after a day in the massive ski area.
Head to the hotel's restaurant for local specialities which are served up throughout the week. A particular treat is the hotels very own pizzeria for a taste of authentic Italy.
Nearest lift: 300m to the Clotes lift
Tuition meeting point: 300m (at the top of the Clotes chairlift). Beginners meet at the top of Sporting lift, 500m away but the ski bus stops 30m from the hotel
Resort centre: you're in the centre
Sauze d'Oulx sits at the northern end of the huge Milky Way ski area, perched on a sunny plateau. 'Sunny Sauze' (as it's come to be known) is particularly popular with the Brits and it's not a huge surprise as the resort is big on skiing but equally big on nightlife. It's a party town that's made even better due to the legendary skiing and boarding on offer.
As the gateway to some 400km of piste, it's a magnet for skiers and boarders who also like a bit of party action as well as their time on the mountains. It's a fantastic place for intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders thanks to endless cruisy blue runs and nearly 200kms of challenging reds.
Features- Hotel San Giorgio, Sauze D'oulx
- Small bar with satellite TV
- Sun terrace
- Ski storage
Accommodation- Hotel San Giorgio, Sauze D'oulx
Each of the 19 rooms is simply furnished with either twin or three single beds. All have a TV and a bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower.
Meal- Hotel San Giorgio, Sauze D'oulx
The San Giorgio is on six night's half board which also includes afternoon tea. The continental breakfast is quite extensive and can be upgraded to a cooked breakfast for a supplement if you wish.
Your six evening meals are over three courses with some regional dishes throughout the week. Your Christmas meal is included as well but the New Year meal is available at a supplement of around €65 per person.