Ski Holidays in Sansicario
Sansicario is part of the Milky Way (or Via Lattea) resorts which link the old French border town of Montgenèvre with Italian ski areas including Clavière, Cesana, Sestriere, Pragelato and Sauze d'Oulx.
The resort has something of a split personality – a traditional village linked with a purpose-built complex. Sansicario was also home to a number of events at the 2006 Winter Olympics, including the women's downhill.
Skiing in Sansicario
Sansicario has 88km of local pistes that are best suited to beginner skiers and snowboarders. It does have runs that are at intermediate and advanced levels such as the Fraiteve and Moncrons runs that cater excellently for advanced skiers.
Of course, visitors can also explore the wider Milky Way ski area which opens up many more opportunities both on and off the slopes. There is direct access to the slopes in the area with the piste of Claviere and Montgenevre to the east easily within reach.
Sansicario also offers 7km of cross country ski trails and a snowpark.
Snow conditions in Sansicario
The resort sits at 1700m with skiing back into resort possible and has lifts reaching altitudes of 2800m. It also has snow making capabilities covering all of its slopes.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Sansicario
Sansicario has a much more subdued atmosphere in comparison to its neighbouring resorts in the ski area. Other activities in resort include ice skating and swimming as well as the bobsleigh run between Sansicario and Cesana which was used during the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Transfer times to Sansicario
Turin (TRN) - 1 hr 40 mins
Chambery (CMF) - 2 hrs
Milan (LIN) - 2 hrs 35 mins
Ski Hire in Sansicario
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Sansicario. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Sansicario:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£74|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£91|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£106|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Sansicario here
An excellent resort with the emptiest runs I have ever known in thirty years of skiing. It is well connected to the Milky Way - when there is sufficient snow - and all that lies beyond; but there is very little night life in the resort and it is not well connected to other resorts by road.