Via Lattea

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Via Lattea
LocationName of mountain
Nearest major cityTurin
Coordinates44°58′N 6°52′E / 44.967°N 6.867°E / 44.967; 6.867Coordinates: 44°58′N 6°52′E / 44.967°N 6.867°E / 44.967; 6.867
Vertical1,417 m (4,649 ft)[1]
Top elevation2,789 m (9,150 ft)
Base elevation1,372 m (4,501 ft)
Longest run7 km (4.3 mi) (to Sansicario Intermedia)
Lift system63
Total length400 km (250 mi)

The Via Lattea (Milky Way) is a winter sports area in the Italian and French Alps, straddling the French-Italian border at Claviere/Montgenèvre. Located some 70 km (44 miles) west of Turin, it comprises the five Piedmontese resorts of Claviere (1760m), Sansicario (1700m), Sauze d'Oulx (1509m), Pragelato (1524)[2] and Sestriere (2035m) and additionally the French resort Montgenèvre (1860m). Altogether there are more than 400 km (250 miles) of skiable pistes,[3] 120 of them with artificial snow, and 70 lifts. The lowest lift begins at 1370m in the service village of Cesana Torinese; the highest point is Mont Motta in the Sestriere ski area, at 2800m. Claviere and Montgenèvre are connected by skiing and ski lifts. Montgenèvre (located in France) is not included in the Via Lattea ski pass and the Montgenèvre ski pass includes Claviere but not other parts of Via Lattea. The 2006 Winter Olympics had the alpine ski events in the Sestriere and Sansicario slopes, and most other snow events and bobsleigh nearby.


  1. ^ Ski resort Via Lattea – Sestriere/​Sauze d’Oulx/​San Sicario/​Claviere/​Montgenèvre
  2. ^ "Vialattea - Pragelato". Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  3. ^ "Where To Go When: Italy". Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2018-11-23.

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