Milky Way Ski Area

Extensive skiing over five peaks and six resorts on the France-Italy border

Skiing in the Milky Way is excellent if you're on the more experienced side, with wonderful long runs and really impressive views from the slopes on Mount Motta at 2823m, with wide open spaces above the tree-line as well as picturesque wooded runs below. If it's your first time on the slopes don't worry, there are many opportunities for beginners with nursery slopes placed close to the villages of each resort - families are best placed in Montgenvre due to it's money saving offers and quiet atmospheres.  

Ski holidays in the Milky Way ski area

The long chain of linked resorts, with 400 kilometres of pistes, gives skiers and boarders a wonderful opportunity to travel from resort to resort, ending up crossing the border of France and Italy. En route you’ll pass through the Olympic hub of Sestriere-Cesana-Sansicario which you’ll no doubt want to explore before moving on to Claviere and finally into the French end of the system - before continuing towards Montgenèvre in France, try stopping at Claviere for lunch before you cross the border. Sestriere at 2035m, is the highest resort in the Milky Way and is arguably Europe’s first purpose-built ski resort, developed specifically for winter sports by Fiat’s Giovanni Agnelli in the 1930s. Sauze d'Oulx, with its charmingly rustic old mountain village centre, has a good variety of slopes, some attractively gladed, and an equally eclectic choice of pubs, bars and restaurants: the après-ski here is not dull. Between these six resorts, and two countries, you are truly spoilt for choice! 

Why book a ski holiday in the Milky Way with Inghams? 

Inghams has over 85 years of experience providing winter enthusiasts their ski and snowboarding holidays - We can assure that your holiday is in safe hands.

We provide support on your holiday from start to finish - With access to our team in the office as well as in resort representation, your questions can be answered at any stage of your winter holiday.

  • from£639pp
  • Area: 110km
  • Altitude: up to 2648m

This traditional French resort is a firm family favourite, that has a wide range of varying slopes that are amazing for all skill levels. From many beginner slopes that nurtures good habits, to fun off-piste treelines that you can explore. This resort has an enviable snow record with the ability to ski over into Italy

Spanning 400 kilometres, you won't get bored on a snow sports trip in the Milky Way. All six resorts are different sizes placed at varying altitudes, and each village has a different vibe, so there is something for everyone no matter your age or ability - and what's better is you can even ski two countries in a single day!  

Skiing levels
Cross country
Mountain facts
Area 400 km
Blue Runs 52
Red Runs 111
Black Runs 40
Whole Area Pass Lifts88
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tobogganing 
  • Ice skating
  • Skidoos 
  • Snowmobiling
  • Night skiing

Please see resort specific information for Montgenevre, Sauze d'Oulx and Sestriere.

Flights depart Saturdays

Transfer time: approx. 1 hours 45 mins by coach from Turin airport

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Skiing levels

Cross Country

Mountain facts

Ski areas
  • 52
  • 111
  • 40
Slope direction
What We Say
  • Snowboarders are well catered for in the Milky Way with a fantastic snow park in Sestriere as well as mini parks in each of the remaining resorts.

  • If you're feeling daring enough, we'd recommend heading over to Le Chalvet for the best off piste territory in the Milky Way.

  • Le Trio in Montgenevre is a fantastic restaurant if you feel like eating out and serves an array of traditional, French cuisine. 

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