The "Milky Way", big-mileage, high-level, cross-border skiing. Site of all of the Alpine events during the 2006 Turin Olympics. Excellent choice of hotels offering doorstep skiing and hotels close to the slopes.
Sestriere-The Milky Way
Sestriere, Cesana, San Sicario, Sauze d’Oulx, Pragelato
One day skiing in Claviere and
KILOMETRES OF PISTE
1350m - 2823m
NUMBER OF LIFTS
75 (7 gondola, 37 chair)
96km blue, 220km red, 84km black
SNOW MAKING COVERAGE
Pragelato is an attractive village with beautiful wooden and stone buildings away from the hustle and bustle of the neighbouring resort of Sestriere. It has an incredibly inviting, authentic atmosphere with warmth and hospitality and is connected by gondola with Sestriere. The resort was home to the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Ski jump.
Jouvenceaux is just 1km to the attractive bustling resort of Sauze d'Oulx, which is well-known to British skiers, with a good selection of shops, restaurants, bars and general facilities. Jouvenceaux itself has a number of hotels, a bar and restaurant. The Sportinia chair lift takes you to the heart of the Milky Way ski area linked with Sestriere, Cesana, Sansicario and Claviere with a total of 400km of interconnected slopes!
Sauze di Cesana is located in the Valle Argentera, just 7km from the outstanding slopes of Sestriere and San Sicario. Cesana Torinese (6km) is the main access point that takes you in two different directions, one to Sestriere/San Sicario and Sauze d'Oulx and the other to Claviere and Montgenèvre with its cross-border skiing to France.
Probably the best-know of all of the ski resorts that make up the international cross-border "Milky Way" interconnected ski circuit which offers 400km of skiing. The resort of Setriere is a bustling ski village with lots to do and offers a host of facilities including a large number of cafes, bars, pizzarias and restaurants. Excellent variety, high level-skiing with superb snow conditions.