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Sauze d'Oulx is situated in Vialattea , a very famous skiing resort which includes 5 villages: Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana, Claviere and the french Montgenèvre. This winter resort offer 140 ski slopes, on a surface of 400 Km and 92 lifts from 1350 to 2800 meters.
Every year, in the middle of July, takes place the famous race starting from Sauze d'Oulx. Follow the way to Monfol. 300 meters after leave your car near a lift.
The first part has a 13 km slope, that passes through the Gran Bosco Natural Park and leads to Mount Genevris(2536 m). Then you go on as far as the village of Monfol; from this point the road becomes a bit tiring. You pass through the Serre Blanche parking, then you leave the road which leads to Salbertrand.
When you leave the wood you'll reach colle Blegier that connects Colle dell'Assietta to Sestriere. From here you'll achieve Mount Genevris (itinerary's highest point) and then you go down as far as colle Costa Piana (m 2313). Before you see the road sign "colle Bourget" ( 2299 m) take the right track in front of the wooden pole.
When you reach the lift arrival you go on the left side as far as Pian della Rocca. The following village is Sportinia, after that you'll find a second slope that leads to mount Triplex. At the crossroad turn right, leaving the lake Nero behind you.
You reach a ski slope, after having walked near the iron tunnnel. At this point you'll follow the next ski-slope. Turn right afteri 500 m and leave the tunnel on your left side. Then you reach a steeper road from which the lift Chamonier starts. Here you can find a large path and then you pass through Malafosse Alta. Turn right in front of St. Bernardo Chapel and then pass through Tachier. At a certain point it will rejoin the asphalt road and from here you will reach the west Sauze d'Oulx ring-road: follow Clotes road, then go on as far as Assietta square and turn in Monfol road. Go straight on SP214 following Monfol direction.
The parish Church of St. John the Baptist - The church was built around 1532 and dedicated in 1538: on the front is engraved the armorial bearing of the French Delfini. The romanesque clock tower has a high central spire with four small triangular steeples.
The Sauze d'Oulx fountain was built in the 16th century in an octagonal form and nowadays is set near the church of St.John the Baptist.
The Chapels? In Jouvenceaux you can find Sant'Antonio Abate Chapel. The frescoes are dated back to the end of the 14th century. These frescoes represent Giudizio Universale, Gerusalemme Celeste, San Michele, l' Annunciazione la Buona e la Cattiva Comunione, Sant Antonio, la Confessione and San Cristoforo. Nearby there are other churches, such as Sant'Andrea Chapel, Richardette Chapel, Madonna della Neve Chapel and Santissimi Vittorino and Letizia Chapel.
Luigi Faure: He was italian champion for 5 years and he had his best career success when in 1924 he took part at the Chamonix Olympic games. In 1933, Luigi Faure, Placido Eydallin, Beniamino Gally, Fiorentino Bergoin , Carlo Giolitto, were in Sestriere with Hans Nobel to teach the new sport.
In 1972 Piero Gros won the Giant Slalom world cup in Val d'Isere and then he won in Madonna di Campiglio. During the season 1973-1974 he won the world cup and the bronze in the St.Moritz world cup. In 1976 he wins the golden medal in the special Slalom in Innsbruckand in 1978 he wins the silver medal during the Garmisch world cup. Italian champion for ten times he ends his athlete career in 1982, winning another italian title in the Sestriere's Special Slalom.
These are successful years for italian skiers Giuliano and Carlo Besson, Pierlorenzo Clataud, Alessandro Perron Cabus, Daniela Gioiatosome out of a significant number of winners of important races. In february 1982 the italian artistic skiing competition took place in the villages Rocce Nere and Clotes. Marcella Candini wins the ballet italian title.Barbara Fauretwelve years old, is the third; these are the athletes of the l Sauze Sportinia artistic skiing center.