Altitude: 1350-2823 Meters

Via Lattea in short

  • Nearly 400km of slopes
  • Skiing in Italy and France
  • High altitude skiing
  • More than 400 kilometers of slopes

With nearly 400km of runs in the Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area, it goes without saying that the ski slopes are extremely varied. The most popular ski resort in this area is Sestrières, which gained international renown in 1997 when it hosted the World Cup Ski Races and was then selected to host the 2006 Winter Olympics! There is, however, a great choice of ski resorts in this area with something for everyone from the quiet village atmosphere in San Sicario to the rather rowdy nightlife in Sauze d'Oulx. Altitudes vary enormously too with the lowest resort at 1350m and Sestriere which is at an amazing 2035m!

The Via Lattea (or Milky Way) ski area which includes Sestrière, Sauze d'Oulx, Cesana, Claviere and Sansicario, is the largest in Italy and among the largest in Europe and offer something for everyone from beginners to expert skiers and from snowboarders to the younger members of the family. It must be said, however, that with over half of the slopes being red runs, intermediate skiers are the kings of the mountain here. The ski lifts interconnect all ski slopes so perfectly that the shuttle service is never full! From November to May snow cover is assured thanks to both the high altitudes and one of the world's most extensive and efficient snow making systems which includes 900 snow cannons!

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Overview of slopes and lifts in Via Lattea


Ski lifts

Additional information

Blue slopes95 km Drag lifts21Start of the season
Red slopes220 km Chair lifts35End of the season
Black slopes85 km Gondola lifts7Glacier
Off-piste0 km Train0Min. altitude1350 m
Total400 km Capacity11300 Pers./HourMax. altitude2823 m

travelResorts in Via Lattea ski area

Off-piste & freestyle in Via Lattea

Snow parks 3Tables
Half pipeBoxes
Quarter pipeRails
BoardercrossOff-piste allowed
KickersOff-piste zone

Ski pass prices (low season)

Low season 6-day ski pass Children Adults Free up to
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Ski pass prices (high season)

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Blogs about Via Lattea

30 June 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Italy’s ski resorts boast sunny pistes, family-friendly facilities and world-famous Italian cuisine. That’s not to mention the breathtaking panoramic views from the ski slopes, a good number of which are located in the Dolomites. Whether you haven’t been to Italy yet or whether you’re dying to go back, it’s worth looking into which ski resorts will suit you best. Are you an après-ski fanatic or are you planning a family holiday? Whatever your fancy, discover our picks for the 15 best ski areas i... More ›

25 April 2019 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Turin (also known as Turin-Caselle) isn’t the first airport you think of when you’re planning your ski holiday in the Alps, but this airport in Piemonte is actually within reach of some of the best ski resorts in Italy, France and even Switzerland. What’s more, the ski resorts near Turin Airport generally boast high-altitude slopes with stunning mountain views and no crowds, making it a fantastic skiing destination no matter what your level. Turin itself is a lovely city worth spending a day or ... More ›

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Via Lattea

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The information applies for the ski area of Voie Lactée - Via Lattea. During the ski season information is updated daily.

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