By covering 400 km of slopes, Via Lattea is the biggest compact ski region of Italy. This snow sure ski area is situated at the border of Italy and France and is formed by the ski villages Sestrière, Sauze d’Oulx, Sansicario, Cesane and Claviere. The 71 ski lifts ensure the great connection between the different areas of Via Lattea and an asset is that children until 8 years old do not have to pay for a lift pass for the whole area.See all our chalets and apartments in Via Lattea
The ski region mainly consists out of red slopes, and is therefore more appreciated by the more experienced skiers. Nevertheless, for beginners there is 95 km of blue slopes available, which also offers a great possibility. The mogul slopes and the powder runs of ‘Motta’ and ‘Anfiteatro’ are recommended for the advanced skiers and also the black ‘Il sises’ is suggested. During the Olympic Games of 2006, Turin, the facets of Alpine skiing were held in the Via Lattea ski area.
Sestrière is situated in the heart of the area. There are three ski areas surrounding Via Lattea, namely Banchetta and Sise, located directly above the village and the third ski area is located on the hills of the Fraiteve. From the middle station of Fraiteve there is a connection with the ski areas of Saniscario and Sauze d’Oulx. From the old farmers village Cesana a chairlift departs towards the Colle Bercia. On the other side of the Colle Bercia is the destination Claviere from where you have the possibility to ski in France,at additional fee, in the ski area Montgenèvre.
The area Via Lattea offers five different fun parks for snowboarders including half pipes, rails and jumps. Also the several wide slopes within this area make it ideal for snowboarders. For cross-country skiers this area offers around 35 km of trails.
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