The Vialattea Ski Resorts Open Today for the 2023/24 Season

The Vialattea Ski Resorts Open Today for the 2023/24 Season

Vialattea, the leading Italian-French international ski region and one of Europe’s largest ski resorts, has opened today for the 2023/24 winter season.

Opening in phases for the 2023/24 season, beginning with Sestriere on 07 December, Vialattea will be operating an expanded schedule, with over 120 skiable days across five months, until Sunday 07 April.

Comprising eight constituent resorts, including Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, and Montgenevre in France, Vialattea is Europe’s fourth largest contiguous ski area, with 400km spread across more than 250 runs.

Two people skiing down one of the regions renowned slopes

Vialattea, or the ‘Milky Way’, offers a range of snow experiences accessible via a single ski pass and lift network. Whether guests are looking for the ski in/out convenience of Sestriere, the serenity of an alpine village in Claviere, or the famous après ski scene in the cobbled streets of Sauze d’Oulx, Vialattea has something for everyone – with some of the best skiing in Europe.

An experienced skier speeding down one of the more advanced slopes

With nine green, 95 blue, 154 red, and 37 black runs, Vialattea caters to all abilities and offers diverse slopes for skiers to explore. The resort has a transport capacity of over 75,000 people per hour, with 70 ski lifts, including cable cars, gondolas, telemix, magic carpets, and chairlifts, providing a smooth experience for all visitors.

This winter welcomes a newly upgraded snowmaking system throughout Vialattea, with 117 new snow generators and 7,650 metres of renewed ski slopes, further cementing Vialattea’s snow reliability.

Guests can enjoy further upgrades this season with six new state-of-the-art ‘smart point’ ticket stations across the area, alongside the rollout of new-generation ski lift smart gates to streamline the skiing experience.

A newly shaped beginner's level run

Visitors can also now download the new Vialattea Ski App, offering skiers real-time services, including live weather and lift updates, navigation, and special offers. Additionally, Vialattea will also be host to a number of top-level sporting events throughout January, including two prestigious giant slalom women’s FIS European Cup races taking place in Sestriere.

Traditional lodges framed by snow covered mountains

Throughout the season, ski enthusiasts can take advantage of Vialattea’s partnership with the Sestriere Tourism Consortium and the Fortur Consortium (Sauze d’Oulx & Claviere) to enjoy a series of discounted ‘Hotel + Vialattea Skipass’ packages.

There are three promotional periods throughout the season; the first coinciding with the resort’s opening until 22 December, with subsequent periods running from 08 January to 02 February 2024 and from 02 April to 07 April 2024, respectively – perfect for those looking to enjoy a half term or Easter ski trip.

Guests can purchase a range of international ski passes depending on their requirements, from day passes available from £50 per person per day to six-day passes available for £255 per person – each providing access to all eight resorts in both Italy and France. For online purchases, prices are discounted.

The full range of ski passes is available online on the Vialattea website.

A photograph of the cable car

About Vialattea
Vialattea is among Europe’s largest ski resorts, comprising eight distinct locations in the Piedmont region: Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana, Claviere, Pragelato, Oulx and Montgenèvre.

With its highest point at 2,800m and a total of 400km of skiable area across 250 slopes, Vialattea caters to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities with ample area for beginners to find their feet while also being home to a high number of red runs for intermediate skiers, and allowing expert skiers to follow the tracks of great champions.

Notably, Vialattea has hosted a number of prestigious sporting events over the years, including the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics.

The resort’s nearest airport is Turin Caselle, but it is also well connected to Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, and Genoa City Airport and is easily accessible by road and rail.

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