The Milky Way ski region - something for everyone

31 Oct, 2018 in Italy by Tim Jenkins

The Milky Way is a vast ski area in the Italian Alps which attracts school groups year after year. A simply brilliant ski region. Here is why.

Ski facts:

  • 400 km of linked piste
  • 950 snow cannons to supplement natural snowfall 
  • Choice of three different resorts with Skibound
  • Try out the runs used in the 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Ski in Italy and France in one day! 

A choice of resorts:

  • Sauze d’Oulx - a village with a traditional feel and wide, cruising slopes with tree-lined runs
  • Claviere - a beautiful, quaint Italian village, perfect for beginners with sun-trap nursery slopes and short queuing times
  • Sestiere - the highest resort available to Skibound groups, ideal for confident skiers who enjoy challenging runs and north-facing slopes

The runs of Sansicario, Cesana, Pragelato and Montgenevre are also accessible in this epic ski region.

On the slopes you can expect: 

  • Outstanding views and stunning landscapes 
  • Variety of pistes from gentle beginners slopes to adrenaline-fuelled Olympic runs 
  • Stunning tree-lined runs through wooded areas
  • Meandering runs
  • Wide, open bowls
  • Exciting snow parks for practising those freestyle skills

Après-ski options:

  • Pizza night
  • Karaoke
  • Swimming
  • Ice skating
  • Snow shoeing
  • A bowling evening over the border in France 

Italy is the perfect combination for a traditional and friendly experience, alongside stunning and sunny tree-lined pistes. A great destination both students and teachers will enjoy!Click here to find more about our fantastic Italian ski resorts.