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La Via Lattea

Skiing in La Via Lattea

Slopes

17Km
41Km
34Km
7Km
Total 99Km

Lifts

15

85

65

Height

2840m
1357m

Glacier

0

Cross-country

28Km

Fun park

8

La Via Lattea
La Via Lattea
La Via Lattea

General information

La Via Lattea ski area consists of the towns of Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, San Sicario, Cesane and Claviere. The ski area is also known as the "Milky Way” and the Winter Olympics were held here in 2006. With 400 km of slopes, it is the largest This ski area is on the Italian-French border.  La Via Lattea ski area consists of the following towns Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, San Sicario, Cesane and Claviere. The ski area is also known as the "Milky Way” and the Winter Olympics were held here in 2006. With 400 km of slopes, it is the largest connected ski area in Italy. The highest point, Mont Motta, is situated at 2823 meters above sea level. This is a very diverse ski area, with numerous runs through forests.

 

If you book a holiday in in Sestriere, you will get a lift pass that will give you access to 1 days skiing in Alpe d'Huez, Deux Alpes, Serre Chevalier, Puy St. Vincent and 1 day in Montgenèvre ski area. Your hands-free lift pass will detect which ski area you are in so you will not need to worry about a thing! Take advantage of the access to these extra areas and getthe most out of the lift pass! The great variety of slopes makes the area an ideal ski area for both beginners and experienced skiers. There are 89 ski lifts, so it will be easy to get around without making use of a ski bus.

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by the local authorities. Since the measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per region

Distance in public areas (in metres)
1 metre, 2 metres while sporting
2m distance in South-Tirol.
Mask
Yes
All over Italy, masks must be worn on both in- and outdoor public spaces from the age of 6. In South Tyrol it has recently been recommended to wear an FFP2 mask, this is not officially mandatory.
Covid-19 test before departure or wait in quarantine
Yes
A negative COVID PCR test is mandatory. The test must be taken within 48 hours before departure. This is mandatory for all arrivals no matter the transportation type.
Covid-19 test upon arrival in destination
Yes
If you did not complete a test before arrival you will need to complete a test at a local GGD and wait in quarantine for the results.
Health declaration
No
It is mandatory for all passengers to fill in a passenger locator form 48 before arriving/returning to the UK. The form can be found here.
Quarantine
Yes
If you do not have a negative PCR test on arrival in Italy, you must be tested within 48 hours, otherwise it is mandatory to go 14 days in quarantine at a specific address.
Maximum persons together outdoors
Yes
Groups are prohibited on the street, in parks and in front of bars / restaurants
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
No
Curfew
Yes
There is a curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM in all regions. There is also a travel ban between regions.
Slopes
Ski areas are expected to open from February 15th.
Skilifts
Ski areas are expected to open from February 15th.
Access to the ski lifts is organized in such a way that social distancing between skiers can be guaranteed.
Ski rental
Yes
A mask is mandatory.
Ski lessons
Yes
Groups: smaller than in previous seasons. A mask is mandatory.
Public transport / taxi
Yes
Regional authorities can set their own rules to combat crowds. This includes restrictions on the maximum number of people per mode of transport, etc. For children aged 3-6 years old a mask is mandatory when travelling on all forms of public transport in Turion region.
Restaurants
Open
The opening of catering depends on the color code of a region. Bars and restaurants in Italy are closed from 6 pm. The catering industry is completely closed in red regions.
Bars/ Apres-ski
Open
Closed at 6pm and a max of 4 people per table
Club/Nightlife
Closed
Events (indoor and outdoor)
Closed
Shops
Partially Open
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
Not allowed to sell alcohol in certain hours
No
Wellness
Partially Open
Swimming pools and Gym are closed
Additional airline or transport rules
No
Transfer regulation
Available
Petrol stations
Open
Other formailities needed to enter the country
Yes

Everyone must complete a PLF form upon arrival in Italy. The form can be found here.

Please always double check the GOV UK website before travelling.

Additional measures per ski region
No
Other excursions
Good to know
Increased restrictions for international, travel due to identification of a new variant of the virus Covid-19. The rules differ between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please visit GOV.UK for more information.

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