In winter, one of the main attractions in Turin is without a doubt the winter sports facilities.
Some parts of Val Susa (Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana and Claviere) have grouped together to form a single complex, called Via Lattea, which covers approximately 400 km of slopes for “skis-on”, starting at any one location in the complex.
There are different types of slopes for a variety of levels, so as to accommodate the needs of both beginners as well as putting even the most expert skiers to the test.
The complex runs the ski-lift facilities, lodges and mountain-top restaurants, the snow-covering of certain slopes and the organisation of tickets, ski passes and cards for the ski-lift facilities.
The slopes and ski-lift facilities of Bardonecchia are not included in the Via Lattea circuit. These include approximately 140 km of slopes of various difficulty levels.
Night-time alpine skiing
The Giovanni Alberto Agnelli slope stays open until 10 p.m.. More expert skiers can feel the thrill of night-time skiing.
The Vallone del Rio Nero includes a snow park run by the Via Lattea, called the Double Black Park. In Sauze d'Oulx, on the other hand, snowboarders will find the slop used for freestyle during the recent winter Olympics.
There are three cross-country ski slopes run by the Via Lattea, i.e. Sestriere, in Monterotta, Claviere and Pragelato, in Fraz Plan. More cross-country ski slopes include the Bardonecchia slopes in Campo Smith.