44 Rooms
1.25 hours Transfer time
Half board Board basis

With magnificent views down the Susa Valley, the Grand Hotel Besson has a great location towards the edge of the village. The Clotes chairlift is the closest ski lift, a 600 metre walk away and you can hire a locker and leave your ski equipment at the base of the lift if you don't fancy carrying it.

The new management has spruced up the entire place and it's looking good. The hotel has a spa area with an indoor pool with jet waterfalls, a Finnish sauna, steam room, salt scrub room, saltwater pool, outdoor pool relaxation room, herbal tea corner and gym. The lounge area is a great place to relax next to the large fire in comfy sofas and great views, the fact that there's a bar as well is a bonus.

What we like about Grand Hotel Besson

  • Complete refurbishment for 2019
  • Fantastic views down the Susa Valley
  • Close to the town centre, the restaurant is well regarded in Sauze d'Oulx

Worth knowing

  • The nearest lift is 600 metres away, though there are lockers for rent at the lift base
  • Full board is available if you want your drinks included as well
  • La Terrazze is the in-house disco a popular place for live music


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Car parking

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Towards the edge of the village but still only a six minute walk to the centre, the Grand Hotel Besson looks down the Susa Valley with some fantastic views. The nearest ski lift is the Clotes chairlift which is 600 metres down the road, an eleven minute walk but you can rent a ski locker at the lift base so there's no need to walk in the dreaded ski boots.

  • Ski region
    Via Lattea
  • Distance to slopes
    600m, 11 minute walk
  • Distance to town
    350m, 6 minute walk


Each of the Grand Hotel Besson's 4 rooms are traditionally decorated in wood and stone, each has a private bathroom with a shower, a phone, minibar, safe, hairdryer and TV.

Economy room

Economy rooms have a garden view, a double bed or two single beds, a desk and an ensuite bathroom with a shower (the odd bath is available).

Approx. 18-20sqm, sleeps max. 2 (+1 infant up to 2 years old)

Standard room

Standard rooms have mountain views, double or two single beds, desk and an ensuite bathroom.

Approx. 20-25sqm, sleeps max. 2 (+1 infant up to 2 years old)

Superior room

Superior rooms have panoramic views with a recently renovated bathroom with a large shower, there's also a balcony with mountain views.

Approx. 20-25sqm, sleeps max. 2 (+1 infant up to 2 years old)

There are three suites available on request as well.


  • Restaurant Da Gusto
  • Indoor pool
  • Salt water pool
  • Jet waterfalls
  • Relaxation room
  • Steam room
  • Finnish Sauna
  • Outdoor pool 38 degrees
  • Fitness area
  • Massage
  • WiFi

Board basis

  • Half board

Resort guide

Sauze d'Oulx

Resort height - 1,510m
Highest point - 2,825m

Ski area

Via Lattea (aka Milky Way) - 400km of piste


With plenty of slopes below the tree line and wide-open slopes above, Sauze d'Oulx offers some fantastic cruising terrain. Confident intermediates will be in their element with plenty of kilometres to explore.

Green runs 3%
Blue runs 32%
Red runs 46%
Black runs 19

Lifts - 72

Season length - December to April

Resort ratings

Piste extent - 4/5
Beginners - 1/5
Intermediates - 4/5
Experts - 3/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Après ski - 4/5
Eating out - 3/5
Scenery - 3/5
Queues - 3/5
Fast lifts - 3/5


There's very little to do if you're not skiing or enjoying the après scene, though there is a cinema and day trips to nearby towns such as Turin or Briancon are a good option.

Transfer times

Turin - 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes

Via Lattea area lift pass

3 day lift pass £102
6 day lift pass £194

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