The possibilities for skiing in the Milky Way are endless...the ski area includes Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana, Pragelato, Claviere and Montgenèvre in France. Here you're skiing on pistes that hosted the Turin 20th Winter Olympics in 2006. This is Europe's most extensive ski area (approximately 400 km), and it straddles Italy and France, with 249 pistes (7 green, 80 blue, 120 red and 42 black) and 70 ski lifts, all usable with skis on, from 1350 metres in Cesana to 2800 in Motta, and an artificial snow system covering more than 60% of the pistes. The ski area is characterised by large open spaces and sunny, scenic slopes that links picturesque villages of Occitan-style houses with modern resorts offering every convenience. The ski area is full of character and with a huge variety on and off the piste including freestyle terrain, there’s something here to suit every snow lover at any budget on any type of holiday.
Sauze d’Oulx is one of the largest and most famous ski resorts in the Milky Way area. Its wonderful pistes make this a paradise for ski enthusiasts. At 2000 metres is Sportinia, the starting point for demanding pistes that pass among the forests and link it to the rest of the Milky Way.
A ski resort with a long history, Pragelato was the venue for three major Olympic events: ski jumping, cross-country and Nordic Combined. In Val Troncea, the Cozie Alps Natural Park attracts hundreds of snow-shoe explorers of all ages to its enchanting landscape of peaks and snowy plains.
The perfect place for anyone who loves nature and relaxation. Located at the point where the Italian and French sections of the Milky Way meet, Claviere offers magnificent views of untouched snow at the foot of the mighty Mont Chaberton, whose 3131 metres dominate the valley.
A tiny village 1860 metres high in the French Alps, this is the place least affected by mass tourism, making it particularly loved both for the excellent price-quality ratio of accommodation and ski passes, and for its user-friendly ski lifts: some 46 of them for 99 kms of pistes, with no queues or long waiting times.
Sestriere lies at the heart of the Milky Way ski area and boasts 212 pistes, including 40 black runs, and 69 lifts: a real paradise for skiers! The town’s breathtaking mountain views and its great shopping make it an extremely chic place to wear the latest snow fashions, but it’s also great for any kind of sport, from mountain biking to football, swimming, golf and excursions on foot (or on horseback in the summer months).