Via Lattea

Via Lattea

Overall Rating

Via Lattea

Via Lattea3.5/51
Via Lattea3.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Via Lattea Ski Resorts

Cesana Sansicario
Claviere
Montgenèvre
Sauze d'Oulx
Sestriere

    Vialattea Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Via Lattea Ski Trail & Piste Map
  • Vertical (m)(Via Lattea)
    1,350 – 2,823m (1,473m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    6 m+
  • Lifts (70)(Via Lattea)
    6 Gondolas/cable cars
    34 Chairlifts
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Dec to late April
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary (Via Lattea)
    Runs – 400km
    Longest run – 9km+
    Advanced - 19%
    Intermediate - 47%
    Beginner - 34%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Via Lattea (Italian Ski Resorts)
    Adult - €38
    Child – from €8.50

    Via Lattea International (incl. Montgenevre)
    Flat Rate- €49

Via Lattea - Reviews

Via Lattea - Reviews

Cheap lift pass & great diversity at the Via Lattea.

19/02/2017

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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February

Cheap lift pass & great diversity at the Via Lattea.

19/02/2017
On the Italian side, the brash, tawdry looking Sestriere, the utilitarian Sansicario, lovely old Oulx, Claviere and Cesana, plus the purposeful Montgenevre just across the border in France, combine for a wonderfully diverse interlinked ski region.

The Via Lattea has the best value lift tickets in Western Europe, fantastic larch forest tree skiing, quality high altitude snow, huge off piste, a ski school a with a excellent reputation for looking after children and wonderful accessibility by fast train from Paris or Milan/Turin.

All this is let down by some seriously pushy weekend lift queues, low quality ski lifts and a few poorly designed lift and piste choke points at critical locations. There are also the newer resort village architectural disasters that one kind of get used to if you squint and tip your head sideways!! Crowded at weekends, quiet during the week.

The Vialattea is worthy of an extended midweek visit by all Powderhounds.