Milky Way Ski Area

Milky Way Skiing

Straddling the French-Italian border, the Milky Way ski area boasts over 400km of pistes between a range of linked ski resorts. Perfect for all types of skiing; from families looking for a relaxing getaway to those that love après as much as they love the slopes, Milky Way has something to cater to everyone's needs. High-speed lifts from the 2006 Winter Olympics link the resorts of Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere, Sansicario, Cesana and Claviere in Italy with Montgenèvre in France, meaning less time queueing and more time playing on the snow.

Each of the ski resorts in the Milky Way ski area differs in size and their atmosphere, from the more lively Sauze d'Oulx to the laidback Sansicario. Reaching altitudes of 2,035m in Sauze d'Oulx, the ski area is relatively snow-sure and suits skiers of all ages and abilities. 

Take a look at our collection of hotels and chalets to discover your next winter getaway in the Dolomites and call our ski experts or make an enquiry online.


A petite village on the border of France, Claviere boasts an abundance of mountain charm and is a perfect choice for families. The ski resort is known to be very peaceful.


Montgenèvre ski resort boasts over 300 days of sunshine every year. With a traditional Alpine feel, there is a great selection of après as well as many highly commended restaurants. 

Sauze d'Oulx

On the Italian side of the Milky Way, there are cobbled streets throughout the old town and a buzzing après scene in the new.


Purpose built in the 1930s, Sestriere ski resort offers a great variety for everyone. With high altitude and north-facing slopes, this snow-sure ski resort is an Alpine paradise. 


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