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The Via Lattea (Milky Way) in Italy has some cream for everyone!
The Via Lattea (Milky Way) in Italy has some cream for everyone!
The Via Lattea fully connects Sestriere by gondola to other resorts.
The Via Lattea fully connects Sestriere by gondola to other resorts.
Unique Sestriere, part of the Via Lattea.
Unique Sestriere, part of the Via Lattea.
Via Lattea is easily accessed by fast train to Oulx.
Via Lattea is easily accessed by fast train to Oulx.
Great off piste powder in the Via Lattea.
Great off piste powder in the Via Lattea.
A variety of terrain and resorts are in the Via Lattea - Montgenevre base.
A variety of terrain and resorts are in the Via Lattea - Montgenevre base.
The ski trail border crossing from France to Italy in the Via Lattea.
The ski trail border crossing from France to Italy in the Via Lattea.
Claviere, one of the Via Lattea's villages.
Claviere, one of the Via Lattea's villages.
Sansicario's massive terrain is part of the Via Lattea.
Sansicario's massive terrain is part of the Via Lattea.
A huge area of high alpine terrain awaits in the Via Lattea.
A huge area of high alpine terrain awaits in the Via Lattea.
Explore the local villages on the Giro (Tour) Della Via Lattea.
Explore the local villages on the Giro (Tour) Della Via Lattea.
Challenge yourself on the off-piste steeps at Sestriere.
Challenge yourself on the off-piste steeps at Sestriere.
Snowboarders will find loads of suitable terrain in the Via Lattea.
Snowboarders will find loads of suitable terrain in the Via Lattea.
Village of Montgenevre in France, part of the Via Lattea.
Village of Montgenevre in France, part of the Via Lattea.
Via Lattea easy powder lines in Oulx (Suaze d'Oulx).
Via Lattea easy powder lines in Oulx (Suaze d'Oulx).
Modern lifts connect the Via Lattea ski resorts of Cesana and Sansicario.
Modern lifts connect the Via Lattea ski resorts of Cesana and Sansicario.
All trails lead to somewhere in the Via Lattea.
All trails lead to somewhere in the Via Lattea.
Claviere's high altitude base area.
Claviere's high altitude base area.
Powder is untracked for days at the Via Lattea ski resorts.
Powder is untracked for days at the Via Lattea ski resorts.
It's not called the Milky Way for nothing!
It's not called the Milky Way for nothing!

Via Lattea

Via Lattea (The Milky Way) Ski Region Italy / France

On the Italian side, the brash, visually challenging Sestriere, the utilitarian Sansicario, lovely old Oulx (ski resort is referred to as Sauze d'Oulx), Claviere and Cesana, plus the purposeful Montgenevre just across the border in France, combine for the  wonderfully diverse interlinked ski region called the Via Lattea, or in English, The Milky Way. Great value lift tickets, fantastic larch forest tree skiing, quality high altitude snow, huge off piste and good accessibility by train from Paris or Milan/Turin are let down by some seriously pushy lift queues, a few poorly designed lift and piste choke points at critical locations, plus the newer resort village architectural disasters that one kind of get used to if you squint and tip your head sideways!!

The Via Lattea is conveniently located 79km west of Turin in Italy.  The Via Lattea gateway town of Oulx is only one hour by car from Turin via the E70 motorway and also has a major train and bus station with direct links to all parts of the ski region, including nearby Briancon (Serre Chevalier ski resort) in France. By train, Oulx is on the main TGV line that runs between Paris and Turin. 

Gateway international airports include Turin, Milan and surprisingly (because of the direct train to Oulx), Paris.

More information about this European ski region is coming soon.

The Powderhounds will be reviewing this resort in 2017, stay tuned for more information.

Tours in or near Via Lattea

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Powder Skiing Safari France-Italy DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Skiing | 3+ Resorts
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USD 1,931
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Skiing between the French and Italian alps over the southern alpine glaciers, this exceptional tour begins in La Grave, France, passes through Serre Chevalier and ends in Sestriere, Italy. Great off-piste combination of high alpine and tree skiing, plus beautiful villages and accommodation.
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    Via Lattea Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,350 – 2,823 (1,473)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (70)
    6 Gondolas / cable cars
    34 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    09:00am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 238 (320km)
    Longest run – 9 km
    Advanced - 19%
    Intermediate - 47%
    Beginner - 34%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 16/17)
    Adult - €37 - €48 (incl. Montgenevre)
    Child - from €8.50