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Milky Way

Made up of seven ski resorts the “Via Latta” is one of the largest connected ski areas in Italy with over 400km of piste to explore. An area with something for everyone, from the vibrant nightlife of Sauze d’Oulx, to the picturesque Claviere, its fun for the whole family. The luxury ski chalet is of a supreme standard, and The Milky Way offers an authentic Italian experience.


Chalets in Milky Way

Milky Way, Italy

Baita 1697

Sleeps 12+6

Catered from €18,000 / week

Hotels in Milky Way

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The destination

The Via Lattea, known in English as the Milky Way, is one of the most spectacular ski areas in Europe. Made up of six resorts and surrounded by some breathtaking scenery, it attracts skiers, snowboarders and non-skiers from all over the world. There really is something for everyone here from the charming tranquillity of Sansicario and Cesana to the vibrant nightlife of Sauze d’Oulx. No matter the length of your stay, there will be something new to experience in each and every moment. 

The town of Sestriere has to be the highlight of the region though. Called the Capital of the Milky Way, this is an ideal base for visitors to explore the area. Since the centre is located at 2,035 metres, there is plenty of high altitude skiing in the nearby vicinity. There are also plenty of pistes further afield for those seeking something a little less difficult. The town itself has a wide selection of rustic Italian restaurants to be enjoyed and savoured as well. 

World Class Ski Chalets in Milky Way

Due to the popularity of Milky Way, there are plenty of accommodation choices in the area’s six resorts. This includes a fine selection of hotels and chalets suitable for travellers of all types. If you are seeking the ultimate in luxury and style during your stay, we recommend Baita 1697. This 17th century Piedmontese farmhouse can sleep up to 18 people and is found at an altitude of 1,600 metres in a hamlet above Sestriere. As well as easy access to over 400 km of pisted runs, this property features critically acclaimed interior decor and a host of extras including a film/music library, wood-burning open fire and wooden hot tub. 

A Ski Holiday Suited to the Finest Tastes

While you could plan your next Milky Way itinerary on your own, the sheer range of choices there means there is a high chance of booking some accommodation which is less than satisfying. Instead, you can tap into our expert knowledge about the region and secure a property that meets your every expectation. We have done all of the hard work, looking into the finest Milky Way luxury chalets and hotels which we can then recommend to our clients. In this way, you can lay your head somewhere stylish and charming in a central location that matches your travel budget as well. 

We are also knowledgeable about other aspects of holidaying in the Milky Way region. As well as helping you get the most out of your time on the slopes, we can also recommend a host of other activities and excursions to enjoy while there. This is a region which offers so much in addition to skiing and snowboarding, making it the ideal destination for travellers of all types. Simply get in touch with our team and let us know what type of holidaymaker you are. We will then compile an itinerary that fills your days with excitement and fun for the duration of your trip.

We Recommend

  • Our favourite run: La Motta
  • Best off-piste: Argentario (delivered by helicopter)
  • Mountain Lunch: Il Capricorno – Sauze D’oulx
  • Après Ski: Raggio di Sole (anfiteatro)
  • Dinner: Antica Osteria – Plan di Pragelato
  • Non-skiers: Val Troncea national park

The Essentials

  • Ski School: Scuola Sci Pragelato
  • Private Guides: Scuola Sci Pragelato
  • Childcare: Private
  • Massage: Chalet Massages
  • Transfers: Autonoleggio Central Taxi

Key facts

  • Domaine: Milky Way
  • Resort Height: 2035m
  • Skiing Elevation: 2823m
  • Pistes: 400km
  • Green: 6%
  • Blue: 23%
  • Red: 52%
  • Black: 19%

Getting There

Turin (TRN) to Sestriere
1h 30m / 110km

Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Sestriere
2h 40m / 230km

Lyon (LYS) to Sestriere
2h 40m / 235km

Luxury Ski Chalets in Milky Way

What makes us different?


We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 25 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.


Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.


Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.


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