This charming little village is located near the Italian/French border in the northwest Piedmont region. For many years Pragelato remained something of hidden gem, but the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin changed all that. Pragetalo hosted the ski jumping and some Nordic skiing events which not only brought big investment in facilities but also worldwide publicity.

The local village ski area is somewhat limited but very adequate for beginners. However, the real fun starts on the slopes of the extensive Via Lattea (aka Milky Way) ski area which connects the villages of  Sestriere (2035m), Sauze d’Oulx (1509m), Oulx, Sansicario (1700m), Cesana (1350m), Pragelato (1518m) , Claviere (1760m) as well as Montgenèvre (1850m) just over the border in France.

The relatively new 4 Trident (Star) Club Med Pragelato Vialattea resort is our top hotel pick in the area. Made up of multiple traditional wooden chalet style dwellings, this is more of a village than a hotel, which is just one of the reasons for its popularity, I suspect. It is also located 50m from the Pattemouche-Anfiteatro cable car lift station which is the main link to the rest of the Via Lattea.

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Ski Season:Mid December - Mid April
(Subject to snow conditions each year.)
Village Altitude:1600m
Ski Area:Via Lattea ski area (Eng: Milky Way) includes the villages of Sestriere (2035m), Sauze d'Oulx (1509m), Oulx, Sansicario (1700m), Cesana (1350m), Pragelato (1518m) , Claviere (1760m) as well as Montgenèvre (1850m) just over the border in France.
Ski Range:1350m to 2823m
Accessibility:The entire village is Ski-In/Ski-Out
Pistes (prepared slopes):400km of prepared slopes

Easy: 96km (24%)
Intermediate: 220km (55%)
Advanced: 84km (21%)
30 Green
54 Blue
118 Red
42 Black
Cross Country:The Via Lattea region hosted many of the Nordic Skiing events during the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, so the cross country trails are extensive.
Lift Pass:Covers the Via Lattea ski area.
Lift Types:63 in the Via Lattea ski area
1 Aerial Tramway
4 Gondolas
2 Gondola/Chairlift combinations
35 Chairlifts
21 Drag/T-bar or Button lifts
8 'people movers'
Highest Lift:2800m (Mont Motta)
Snow & Fun Parks:There are numerous terrain/snow parks within the Via Lattea ski area at Sestrière, Montgenèvre, Sauze d’Oulx and Sansicario.

Sestrière Snow Park is about 300m long and accessed via two tow lifts. It offers two slopestyle lines with kickers of various difficulty as well as a jib line with boxes and rails.

Snow Park Montgenèvre offers two lines of about 500m. There are suitable elements for both beginners and advanced riders including boxes and kickers.
Ski Rental:A variety of skis, snowboards , boots (for ski or board) and poles for all levels of skier are available to rent at Club Med Pragelato Vialattea. So too are helmets and avalanche transponders.
All skiers/boarders are advised to wear helmets on the slopes.
These items are NOT included in travel packages.
Ski Schools:Group lessons twice a day, morning & afternoon, from Monday to Friday (5 days).
Classes for beginner, intermediate & advanced skiers and boarders with no more than 12 people per instructor.
Arranged by Club Med and included in your holiday package for all guests ≥4yrs.
Other Village Highlights:We love the clusters of charming, authentic chalets.
The Club Med hotel is ideally located very near the Pattemouche-Anfiteatro cablecar lift station.

Located in Italy’s Piedmont region at an altitude of 1,600 metres (5,250 ft) in a beautifully preserved natural site, this contemporary ski resort boasts charming chalets and a warm family-focused environment. In the heart of the second largest ski area in Europe - La Vialattea - this prestigious ski resort hosted the ski jumping and cross-country skiing events for the Turin Olympics in 2006. The cable car, located just 50 yards from the ski room, takes you up to the Vialattea ski runs in around 4 minutes.

Club Rooms

Range from 23m2 Club Rooms through to family accommodation at 46m2

64m2 suite with a separate lounge

Il Piemonte

Il Piemonte is just the place to come after a good day out on the slopes. With traditional Italian mountain cuisine, tasteful décor and stunning views of the mountains, what more could you possibly want? Make sure you try some of the local specialities while you're here!
La Tana

La Tana provides you with the genuine Italian dining experience. You'll find mountain speciality dishes such as fondue and pierrade, and as well as serving Italian wines, the restaurant sometimes organises wine-tasting sessions.
La Trattoria

La Trattoria is one of the Resort's great places to wine and dine. Enjoy a pizza, salad or pasta for lunch or dinner, with live music to create an unforgettable atmosphere. For evening meals, you'll need to book at Reception.
The Chalet Mollino

After your morning skiing lessons, you can lunch on the slopes in our mountain restaurant (open in winter only).
The Chalet Mollino is, at 2,300 metres, a mix of traditional mountain architecture and modern technology.
Reserved exclusively for Club Med, the Chateau Mollino is at Sauze d'Oulx.Open certain days only - information and booking on site.
The Laterna

La Lanterna provides great atmosphere and festive moments. The bar's comfy seating areas, great views and elegant decor make it an ideal place to spend time with friends and loved ones, and it's open all day long.
The Dolce Vita

Le Dolce Vita lives up to its name! An exclusive lounge bar on the 2nd floor of the Resort, this is a cosy and intimate space with a friendly atmosphere and upscale decor.

Land SportMinimum AgeLessons
Alpine Skiing4 yrsAll levels
Snowboard8 yrsAll levels
Cross Country Skiing12 yrsAll Levels
Sledding2 yrs
Hiking, Snow Shoe Walks and Nordic Walking12 yrs
Multi Snow Sports Program11 yrs

Club Med Spa by PAYOT

The perfect combination of beauty and pleasure.
Rebalance body and mind thanks to treatments based on the combination of movement and beauty products.
Swimming Pool

Indoor Heated Pool
13m x 7.5m
Club Med Fitness (from 16 yrs)

Pilates (from 16 yrs)

Club Med Kids Activities

Petit Club Med®
(2 to 3 years)

[On Demand]
Run by experienced G.O®s, Petit Club Med® proposes a host of different activities for all age groups - creative, artistic, active and fun. Children explore and discover talents and friendships in an environment made to measure. There is a children's lunch menu and specially devised evening activities.

Places are limited, so we advise you to book early!
From 8.30 am to 5 pm and from 7.30 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week
Petit Club Med

Mini Club Med®
(4 to 10 years)

A range of activities to ensure your children have a unique, adventure-packed holiday, with discovery, sports and activities for each age group:
  • Sport: with their ski school instructors, the children can discover the pleasures of skiing at their own pace
  • Arts and crafts
  • Expression: dance, preparing and taking part in shows, crazy signs
  • Play: group games and activities
Lunch and tea is served, and after dinner with their friends, children can enjoy specially devised evening activities.

From 8.30 am to 5 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week
Mini Club Med

Junior Club Med®
(11 to 17 years)

Teenagers can meet up and take part in the activities that interest them most, in the company of their G.O®:
  • Sports activities: Alpine skiing or snowboarding lessons or, during school holidays, the Multi Snow Sports Programme
  • Artistic activities: shows, crazy signs
  • Evening: entertainment, films, shows

6 Days out of 7
Junior Pass Club Med

Baby Sitting (From 24 months to 7 years)

To enjoy a moment of total freedom, take advantage of the baby sitting service.

[On Demand]

Baby Corner (From 24 months)

This baby corner, located in the main restaurant, proposes sweet and savoury baby foods and the equipment necessary for preparing babies' meals.


Snow Garden (From 4 to 10 years)

Participants learn to ski, with circuits around figurines and under hoops; they learn to use the ski tow and snow belt.


Club Med Baby Welcome (From birth to 23 months)

To make your packing and transit easier Club Med can make baby-care items available in your room and/or in the baby feeding and equipment room (e.g. cot, changing mat, baby bath, bottle-warmer). There sweet and savoury baby foods and a baby corner equipped for preparing babies' meals; high chairs and/or booster cushions are available in the restaurant. Spare pushchairs are also available if required.



Club Med Pragelato Vialattea Via Monte Orsiera N°1 Frazione 10060

Pragelato, Italy


South Africa passport holders will require a Schengen Visa for Italy.

Your visa should be obtained through the country where you will be spending most time during your stay (i.e. it could be different from your country of entry). If you would like someone to help you with your visa application we have had great experience with Visas Unlimited (website, or 011 452 4646)


  • Torino Castelle airport (100 min)
  • Milano Malpensa airport Milan-Linate airport (170 min)
  • Oulx railway station (35 min)
  • Torino Porta Nuova railway station (105min)
  • Modane railway station

Check in /Check out

  • Arrival between 3 and 8 pm
  • Guests arriving early may be able to have lunch at the Resort, at extra cost, subject to availability
  • Rooms to be vacated by 10 am on last day, for departure at 3 pm (breakfast and lunch included)

Car Parks

Club Med Parking (70 spots)

Currency Accepted 


Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash (local currency only)
  • Eurocard

Time Zone

GMT:+1 hour (winter), +2 hours (summer)

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Pragelato Vialattea, Italy

Club Med Pragelato Sale

Exterior view of Club Med Pragelato

7 Nights from only


per person sharing incl. taxes

ID#: 1517
Valid: Currently on hold
Duration: 7 Nights

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights accomodation in a standard Club Room
  • All Inclusive (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner including wine, beer & soft drinks)
  • 5 day ski school
  • 6 day ski pass
  • Range of sports and leisure activities
  • Unique Club Med entertainment
Excludes ski and boot hire

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