Via Lattea

Coordinates: 44°58′N 6°52′E / 44.967°N 6.867°E / 44.967; 6.867
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Via Lattea
LocationPiedmont, Italy
Nearest major cityTurin
Coordinates44°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 system70
Hotel Tana Della Volpe at Sestriere

The Via Lattea (italian for 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 (1524m)[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. The 2006 Winter Olympics had the alpine ski events in the Via Lattea[4] , on 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. ISBN 9781405371957. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  4. ^ AA.VV. (2014). "Skying the Via Lattea". The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget. Rough Guides. ISBN 9781409371144. Retrieved 2021-11-29.

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