Conquer the Via Lattea ski area

Famous across the world for its 250 miles of pistes, the Via Lattea ski area (Milky Way in Italian) leaves anyone who loves skiing and being outdoors starry-eyed. This French-Italian winter sports area is now within reach thanks to the new Club Med Pragelato Sestriere Resort.

Hurtle down the "Milky Way" during your all-inclusive stay

Explore the area on skis or snowshoes

Your stay at Club Med Pragelato Sestriere is a chance to explore Italy's biggest ski area. Via Lattea offers a varied experience with pistes at all levels,

but is mainly known for its incredible snow cover and sunshine. The 243 pistes even hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics. The wide choice of levels makes the ski area perfect for families. Kids can have fun on the 9 green runs and 82 blue runs, while teenagers and adults can get stuck into the 112 red runs and the 40 black runs.

The Resort itself has 30 miles of slopes in Pragelato accessible to everyone aged at least 4.

All ages can take group lessons taught by ESI instructors.

Skiing: from age 4 at Mini Club Med©, ages 11 to 17 at Junior Club Med, and in group or individual lessons for adults.
Snowboarding: group lessons for teenagers and adults help you make quick progress with your boarding.
Snowshoeing: from age 12, families can explore the mountains and the natural environment. Discovery sessions and Nordic Walking are available, so head out and leave your footprints in the powder.

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Things you need to see and do in the Via Lattea area

Skiing holidays with exercise and culture

Between trips down the slopes, take advantage of the culture and tourist activities on offer in the Via Lattea area. In summer and winter, the region has plenty of places to visit and experiences to try. Why not find out what lies beyond the pistes?

  • Fenestrelle Fortress: on the Italian side of the border, 20 minutes from Club Med Pragelato Sestriere, lies an 18th-century fortress. Wending its way along the mountain ridge, the fortress is worth exploring with a guide so you can learn all about its story.
  • Forte Bramafam museum: on the Italian side of the border, 40 minutes from the Resort. A war museum in a fort with interesting history and incredible views.
  • Church of San Giovanni Battista: on the Italian side of the border, 33 minutes from the Resort. A charming little church in typical Italian style dating from the 14th century. The decor immerses you in the devout ambiance of the Turin region.

Did you know?

The village of Pragelato is one of just a few in Italy to have French as a minority language, as well as Occitan. The name "Pragelato" comes from Piedmontese, an Alpine dialect, and means "icy meadow". You don't pronounce the "e" in Italian. "Via Lattea" means "Milky Way", probably thanks to the incredible night sky in this ski area!

Visit the Via Lattea ski area to relax on a wellness holiday

Take some time for yourself!

Spend time with family on the slopes, play in the snow and share special moments with loved ones over a delicious meal. It's good for the soul, the taste buds and the body!
But it's also high time you thought about yourself. Your all-inclusive stay at Club Med Pragelato Sestriere is also a chance to rest, revitalise and reconnect with yourself. It's what holidays are made for!
The Club Med Spa by PAYOT has a treatment menu designed to soothe and pamper your body and mind. In the calm surroundings of the mountains, move from the hammam to the Finnish sauna. Detoxify your skin and relax your muscles sorely tested during the day. Forget your worries as you enjoy a massage with intoxicating warm oils.
Choose from the wide variety of treatments available, from a single massage to a full après-ski recuperation package. The professionals at the Spa by PAYOT are trained in wellness excellence, French-style.

If you want to continue treating your body, head to the pool, which is open to all. Enjoy floating and reviving your aching muscles or doing aqua aerobics as a gentle way to warm up.
Dreaming of peace and quiet, and reading in lovely surroundings? The Resort's La Trattoria Gourmet Lounge Bar has a terrace with amazing views. Settle into a cushioned armchair looking out at the mountain, and go on extraordinary adventures with intense emotions as you read. The backdrop of snow-topped trees in the forest is soothing to look out at as you turn the page of your great detective novel!
During the day, La Trattoria transforms into a typical Italian coffee bar, so your reading can be washed down with a cappuccino, latte, espresso or lungo. In the evening, will you have an Amaro or a Negroni together with a cold meat platter?
Relax and enjoy: you're on holiday!

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