Rip off

by: Colbrom - 31 Dec 2009

  • Overall Rating 1
  • Family Friendly 1
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 1
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: Lots of snow

    Cons: no lifts open and very few runs pisted

    Recommended For: Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: 1 Dec 2009


Full review

Snow conditions were good on arrival and lots more fell during our stay. We were sold a Milky Way pass which proved to be something of a joke as the link to Sestrierre was closed most of the time. Very few runs were pisted with little piste-basher action until Christmas Eve by which time we had been there four days.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas night the pisteurs were out all night making lots of new runs ready for the Italian holidaymakers.
Frankly, we felt cheated and we were far from alone in this.
Additionally, this year's changes to the ski lift arrangements meant that in poor conditions, the only way back from Sestrierre to Sauze (although only a green run) was hairy to say the least with a steep fall away on one side of a very narrow track.
My strong advice, based on numerous years visiting Sauze, is "Don't bother!" Try France instead where the lift systems are better and piste conditions well monitored and maintained.

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