The Famous Milky Way area in Italy is must-ski for all keen skiers. Internationally recognised, it offers more skiing than most French or Austrian ski areas with 400km of pistes, as well as featuring the exciting opportunity to ski across borders between France and Italy. There are 6 main resorts in the Milky Way, 5 Italian and one in France - Montgenevre. Perfect for a ski adventure for some French mountain cuisine such as tartiflette or crozets, before skiing back home to Sauze D’Oulx in the afternoon for an evening meal of fresh Italian pasta (both meals served with wine no doubt!).
With all the hallmarks of a big-name destination, this understated and peaceful French resort sits at an altitude of 1850m and enjoys both consistent snowfall and regular sunny days. Just 2km from the Italian border, it's connected with one of the most vast ski areas in Europe - The Milky Way. You can also easily access Serre Chevalier and Puy St Vincent by car, as well as Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d'Huez. Loads of perfectly groomed slopes for beginner skiers and large swathes of underused off-piste make it ideal for skiers with varying skills.
A great option for groups and skiers of any level looking for the full ski holiday experience, “Sauze” combines a wide range of skiing with excellent weather, reliable snow conditions and an après scene that is second-to-none. Many Brits return year after year to what is probably the most well-rounded ski resort in the Milky way – a traditionally built ski village with a vibrant and contemporary lifestyle.
The highest resort in the Milky Way at 2035m, Sestriere is famed for its snow-sure slopes and 2006 Winter Olympic legacy. A purpose-built resort, the access to skiing from the vast majority of accommodations is a cinch and everything you need in resort is ‘on the doorstep’. With a veritable mix of skiing to suit all abilities and resort entertainments along the same vein, a trip to Sestriere will keep everyone in your group happy.