The Milky Way Ski area
The Milky Way ski area in Italy plays host to some of the most popular European ski resorts and is well known for its fabulous range of skiing and long hours of sunshine. The ski area extends to some 400kms of varied pistes and the resorts featured here straddle the French–Italian border. The 6 resorts that make up the Milky Way are all within very easy reach of Turin airport making them an ideal ski weekend or week’s holiday destination. They all offer superb high altitude skiing at the highest level of 2823 metres and the area lift pass offers the skier the unique opportunity of being able to ski in two countries during the same holiday.
Ski resorts in the Milky Way
The resorts in the Milky Way vary in size and liveliness. From the most vibrant après ski scenes of Sauze d’Oulx through to the more subdued peaceful tones of Sansicario, the 6 resorts have something different to offer everyone.:
Pragelato Sauze d’Oulx (Italy)
The skiing throughout is excellent for intermediate abilities with good opportunities for beginner and advanced skiers as well. Snowboarders are also well catered for in the Milky Way with a fantastic new snowboard fun park available in Sestriere as well as mini parks available in each of the resorts themselves. Many of the resorts have been fast tracked into the 21st Century in terms of technology having played host to a number of the events at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Over the French border, the charming resort of Montgenevre offers good quality accommodation at affordable prices, with superb links back into the Milky Way.
Ski holidays in the Milky Way
Families are best placed in either Montgenevre or Claviere with their wide range of childcare facilities and superb money saving offers. The nursery slopes in both of these resorts are located near to the village centres giving them convenient easy access to most of the hotels and chalets. Sauze d’Oulx offers the widest range of options to groups with the huge variety of restaurants and non stop nightlife on offer, ideal for you to dip in and out of as you prefer. The accommodation is more varied and is good quality at affordable prices. No matter which resort you choose to stay in in this stunning ski area, fear not that you can take full advantage of the superb links that join up the whole Milky Way area allowing you to enjoy the whole ski circuit.