West of Turin, the Vialattea ski arena interlinks the ski areas of Sestriere, Oulx, Cesana, Sansicario, Sauze d'Olux, Pragelato, Claviere and, in France, Montgenevre. Overall, the interlinked resort offers 163 pistes served by 66 lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 1,500m. There are thirty level-black pistes and there are plenty of freeriding and heli-riding opportunties.
For a long day on the board, it is possible to ride a 70km route from Pragelato to Montgenevre via Claviere, Cesana and Sestriere. There's a great on-mountain hut along the route for lunch -- Mavie restaurant near Sansicario.
Many local snowboarders like the town of Pragelato as a base for exploring the inbounds and freeriding lines of Vialattea.
Overall, Sestriere is the 16th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 43 snowboarding resorts in Italy.
Local Contacts: Vialattea Tourism +39-0122-799-411
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Luxury Loding: Hotel Cristallo, Sestriere; Grand Hotel La Torrie, Sauze d'Oulx
Reference Source: click here http://www.vialattea.it/
GPS: 45.013467, 6.941814
Date Published: 12/30/2015
Date Updated: 7/25/2016
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