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The Milky Way

The Milky Way Ski Resort Guide

The Milky Way, France

Rated: 4/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners and Snowboarders!
Highest Lift2,840m9,318ft
Lowest Lift1,350m4,429ft
 Nearest AirportsTurin Caselle and Chambery
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The Milky Way

The region of The Milky Way comprises the ski slopes of 5 ski areas, including Sauze d'Oulx, Sestrière and Montgenèvre.


The ski area includes 5 Ski Resorts with a combined total of 933km580 miles of downhill skiing, with 598 marked pistes, served by a total of 175 ski lifts. appropriate Lift Pass allows you to ski or snowboard in any of the ski areas of Montgenèvre, Clavière, Sansicario, Sauze d'Oulx and Sestrière.

With ski lifts as high as 2,840m9,318ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


The Milky Way offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in The Milky Way?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm-, expected on 30 September, with around 7cm3in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for The Milky Way

Ski Area Stats

The Milky Way Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
933km580 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


The Milky Way Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,840m9,318ft
Lowest Piste1,350m4,429ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for The Milky Way
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in The Milky Way

Ski Hire Shops in Montgenèvre, Sauze d'Oulx, Sestrière and Clavière.

For more information, see our page about The Milky Way Ski Hire.

Location and Map

Where is The Milky Way?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in Cesana Torinese, Turin.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to The Milky Way is Turin Caselle, 89 minutes drive away.

Chambery, Grenoble, Turin Cuneo, Annecy, Genoa, Geneva, Lyon Bron, Milan Linate, Lyon St-Exupéry, Bergamo, Milan Malpensa and Lugano airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

There are 175 ski lifts.

Season Dates

When is The Milky Way open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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