Via Lattea (The Milky Way) Ski Region Italy / France
On the Italian side, the brash, visually challenging Sestriere
utilitarian Sansicario, lovely old Oulx
(ski resort is referred to as Sauze d'Oulx), Claviere and Cesana, plus the
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