The Vialattea ski area – also known by some Brits as the ‘Milky Way’ – has joined resorts like Morzine and La Rosiere in offering a lift pass discount to skiers arriving by train.
The ltalian-French region has announced a new partnership agreement with Trenitalia, the main Italian train company.
‘Official Green Carrier’
Trenitalia has been named the ‘Official Green Carrier’ for Vialattea, which includes 8 resorts, including Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx and Montgenèvre and 400km of skiing.
The Vialattea resorts are well connected by rail, served by Regional, Intercity, and Le Frecce (High Speed Rail) trains from all over Italy.
The main gateway station is Oulx, which features on the majorline connecting Turin to France, and is just 6km from the nearest ski slopes in Sauze d’Oulx.
Up to 25% off lift passes
Skiers travelling with Trenitalia on Le Frecce (High Speed Rail), Intercity, and Regional trains will be able to take advantage of significant discounts on their ski passes of up to 25%.
The discounts are applicable to Daily, two-Day, and 6-Day passes. Full details are available on the Vialattea website.
To claim your discount, you simply need to show your train ticket at an Italian ticket office in Vialattea, with the date of travel no more than 3 days before the date of purchase of the ski pass, together with a CartaFRECCIA or X-GO card.
Italian train services only
Note that this does not apply if you travel from France via SNCF services.
Direct Frecciarossa (High Speed) connections to Oulx station run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until 31 March 2024 from Naples, Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Milan.
On Saturdays and Sundays, until 31 March 2024, it’s possible to reach Oulx via Intercity trains and Trenitalia regional trains from Turin are also an option.
“This partnership with Trenitalia marks a significant step in further accessibility in the beautiful Vialattea, as well as focusing on the importance of sustainable transport.” Andrea Rondina, Business Development & Marketing Director of Vialattea.
This is such a great initiative and one that we at Ski Flight Free have been lobbying other resorts to take up.
The data makes it clear that 50-80% of the carbon cost of a ski holiday comes from transport and train travel is by far the lowest impact way of travelling.