Mountain range Cottische Alpen
Vertical drop 1359 - 2823 meters
Descent 1464 meters
Interm. altitude 35%
High altitude 65%
Bit steep 8%
Very steep 2%
Extrem. steep 1%
|Total lifts (n) 70|
|capacity: 11300 persons/hour|
Ski resort ratings for San Sicario compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 165 reviews.
|Overall 66||Skiing 69||Skiregion 72|
|7.0 7.6||7.5 7.7||6.0 7.1||7.0 7.0||6.5 7.6|
|7.0 7.8||5.0 6.7||6.5 7.7||7.0 7.0||6.5 7.1|
The Milky Way is a spectacular ski area stretching across the Italian border, but having stayed in three of the seven main resort bases I know that most of them are located at one end, or the other, of the area making it hard to see it all - you need a good day to get all the way across and back.
Step forward Sansicario, a quiet little purpose built resort I visited which was low rise, well designed, and since the 2006 Winter Olympics has got more going for it - although it\'s still much quieter than the main centres like Sauze d\'Oulx, Sestriere and Montgenevre.
But i didn\'t mind that, and it was great to get up every morning with this huge ski area on your doorstep, knowing you coul