Sauze D'Oulx
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30-Jan
Iceman
I'm surprised J2ski news has not picked up on the terrible news of the young 9 year old skier that died on the slopes in Sauze. As a result of this, unfortunately the red and blue runs from the top of Fraiteve are closed (route back from Sestriere and San Sansciario), this means the only way back is via 2 black runs. The report say that they are not difficult black runs, but imagine what they will be like after the whole of the area comes back this way....

I'm not writing this post pretending to be a newsreader (Mr J2Ski News does a great job of that), my question is - does anyone else know about this and any ideas whether there's any buses doing the trip between the resorts? Our group has 1 beginner and one intermediate in addition to me and my mate (who could do the blacks), this could potentially cut off a fair bit of the ski area.

I've tried to contact Iglu & Inghams on Social Media but got nowhere.



The Northern Monkey. Mar '19 Sauze
31-Jan
Lizzie-B
Such sad news. I am currently in Montgenevre chatted yesterday to two guys who were skiing over in Claviere the day before and they said that loudspeakers told them that everyone had to go back to their own resorts as lifts were going to shut so they couldn't go any further and had to return to Montgenevre. Nobody knew why, sadly we do now. I will ask about piste closures.
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31-Jan
Iceman
Lizzie-B wrote:Such sad news. I am currently in Montgenevre chatted yesterday to two guys who were skiing over in Claviere the day before and they said that loudspeakers told them that everyone had to go back to their own resorts as lifts were going to shut so they couldn't go any further and had to return to Montgenevre. Nobody knew why, sadly we do now. I will ask about piste closures.


If you could that would be great. Also if any TO doing transfers - I've heard crystal may be, I'm with inghams
31-Jan
Admin
Very helpfully, James at Sauzeonline has posted a video of the black runs in question...



The latest we've heard is that the other runs are closed "indefinitely"?
The Admin Man
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31-Jan
Iceman
Yes that's the one I've seen. Just hope Mrs icy can do the black back
The Northern Monkey. Mar '19 Sauze
31-Jan
Andymol2
I remember doing that one in thick fog going from piste marker to piste marker. The red & blue were closed that day too.

As I recall the red/blues that are currently closed were quite narrow in places with negligible netting with significant drops. The last time I ski'd Sauze I remember Mrs M commenting the last time we went there that the bue wasn't all that safe for inexperienced skiers because of the drop if you got it wrong. That would very sad if that was the reason and no netting had been erected.
Andy M
31-Jan
Iceman
What's the black like? Videos with blue sky and no people on them are not always realistic.
The Northern Monkey. Mar '19 Sauze
31-Jan
Kiernanr
Hi Guys
Long time reader, first time posting...
Heading to Sauze end of Feb with a mixed group of strong intermediates, incl kids with a couple of holidays done but also 1 family with 2 beginner kids. I was there 10 yrs ago and the snow wasn't great and runs to / from Sestriere were closed. Reading about the closed black/red runs, I'm worried for the beginners, and the nervous in the group that they wont have enough beginner slopes in Sauze. if we wanted to take a taxi in the afternoon to Sestriere or Cesana, is it worth it or easily done? How much would it cost?

Some of us would be happy enough to go on the black back but others not a chance.

we're doing a DIY holiday so no tour operator

Topic last updated on 07-February-2019 at 18:46

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