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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.
The capital is Rome.
The official language is Italian.
There is a time difference of +1hour.
The official currency in Italy is the euro.
The voltage is 230 volts.
You must be in possession of a valid passport or valid proof of identity.
Talk on the phone:
A British mobile phone also works in Italy. To call to Italy from the UK, first dial the country code 0039 and then the area code without zero and then the subscriber number. The country code 0044 is from Italy to the UK.
The national emergency number is 112.
Traveling by car:
The national roads are well passable. Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed throughout the winter season (November to June).
Keep in mind that the highways require a toll. If you travel via the Austrian motorways, you must be in possession of a toll sticker. For some motorways, tunnels and roads in Austria there is no vignette requirement, but a separate toll must be paid, such as the A13 from Innsbruck-Süd to the Italian border.
There is no general obligation in Italy for winter tyres. Winter equipment (chains or winter tyres) may be mandatory on mountain roads. This is indicated with a traffic sign. Not using winter tires in winter conditions can lead to (joint) liability in the event of accidents and also have criminal consequences. In Austria and Germany, winter tires are required in winter conditions.
In case of breakdown or an accident, it is mandatory that all road users wear a reflective vest.
If you travel via France:
Please note: in some cities it is mandatory to have an environmental sticker from 1 July 2017. If you drive over the Paris ring road, the Boulevard Périphérique, you will also need an environmental sticker in many cases. The vignette can not be obtained along the way, but can only be ordered online. The French police advise to print out the application form and the confirmation and to take it with you if the vignette is not delivered in time by post. The order form can be found on this website: https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu
Future environmental zones can be found on this website: http://en.france.fr/nl/tips/milieuzones-france-ecovignet-credit
Food and drink:
Italy is known for pizzas, pastas and risottos. It is not recommended to drink tap water.
It is customary in Italy to give a tip of around 10% in bars, restaurants and hotels.
In general, the shops are closed between 13.00 and 16.00. This is the siesta. After 16.00 hours the shops will open again until about 19.00 hours.
In Italy, a ski helmet is mandatory for children up to and including 14 years of age. A ski helmet is recommended for adults. In a ski class, wearing a helmet is often required.
In Italy you are generally required to wear a swimming cap in swimming pools. This is for both public swimming pools and swimming pools that belong to hotels.
A lift pass for Via Lattea is included in your package.
3-day trip including 2-day lift pass
4-day trip including 2-day lift pass
5-day trip including 3-day lift pass
6-day trip including 4-day lift pass
7-day trip including 5-day lift pass
8-day trip including 6-day lift pass
In step 1 of the booking process it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid (eg Sunday to Friday). If you would like the lift pass to start on a different day than indicated in the booking steps, you must contact our contact centre by telephone. The booking can then be adjusted. On-site it is not possible to change the lift pass for another day. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked additionally; the price for this can be found in the further course of the booking steps. The discount for “no lift pass” can also be found in the booking process.
lift pass deal:
With the Via Lattea lift pass you can ski in Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, SanSicario, Cesana and Claviere. With a lift pass from 6 days you can also go skiing for 1 day in the ski area of Montgenèvre. You can use this day within the validity of your lift pass.
Children born between 01-01-2011 and 31-12-2012 and seniors born up to and including 31-12-1945 receive a discount on the lift pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. For children and seniors, ID is required when collecting the lift pass.
The lift pass is a hands-free lift pass. On site you have to pay € 5, - which you get back when you hand in the lift pass.
The above surcharges and discounts are only valid when booking. Different rates are used on site.
A helmet for children and adults is not included in the rental of ski and / or snowboard equipment.
For children from 3 to 7 years old it is mandatory to wear a helmet. You can purchase these yourself or rent them on the spot.
The following types of material can be booked:Bronze
This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.