Pragelato, Italy

Pragelato is part of the Milky Way (Via Lattea) ski area with over 400 kilometers of ski slopes, linking the resorts of Sestriere above and Sauze D’Oux, Claviere and Montgenevre along with the smaller local hamlet of Pattamouche.

The Editor's Snapshot

  • A small farming hamlet with charming church and a selection of local restaurants. Much of the village was purpose built in chalet style for the 2006 Winter Olympics.

  • A modern cable car links the traditional resort of Prageltato to the vast Milky Way

  • A hidden gem for guided off piste with excellent snow conditions

Ski terrain

500 Km (Part of the Milky Way/ Via Lattea)

Resort Altitude

1,535 M

Ski Altitude

1,535 M – 2,825 M

Highest Lift

M Motta drag lift (2,825m)

Runs

Green 33,  Blue 142, Red 309,  Black 114

Nearest Airport

Turin 1hr 40 mins,  Milan Malpensa 3hrs 30 mins, Geneva 3hrs 40mins

Beginners

Pragelato nursery slopes are located right outside the ski school in the centre of the resort, so it’s great as a meeting point. There are some lovely wide and easy tree-lined blue runs on the way down to Borgata that are often used for beginners.

For kids

The village of Pragelato is mainly taken up by the Club Med property however there are a few traditional restaurants offering delicious hot chocolate. Children could also be taken husky sledding.

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Baita 1697, Pragelato - The Chalet Edit

CHALET BAITA 1697, PRAGELATO, ITALY

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Overview

Located in the Italian Alps just 1 hour and 40 minutes from Turin, Pragelato is a traditional Italian resort  in the Piedmont region built for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. Situated on the valley floor of the Sestriere valley with access to the huge Milky Way  (Via Lattea) ski area Pragelato offers skiers access to over 400 kilometers of slopes. The village is linked to the resorts of Sauze D’Oux, Claviere and Montgenevre along with the smaller local neighbouring hamlet of Pattamouche.

Located at 1,535m Pragelato has an excellent snow record and 50km of local pistes, however most proficient skiers will head up the mountain via the main gondola to explore the vast Milky Way. Those staying in neighbouring Pattamouche will also be able to take advantage of the Olympic cross-country ski course and local heli-ski pad.

The village of Pragelato is mainly taken up by the large Club Med accommodation that has been built sympathetically built in chalet style to complement the charming local church and smattering of local restaurants. Much of the village was purpose built for the 2006 Winter Olympics and the area has benefited from substantial investment in its infrastructure for winter sports and the resort is renowned for its excellent ski jump and nordic facilities.

Ski Information

The Milky Way is one of the world’s premier intermediate ski area connecting 400km of slopes and one pretty ski village to another. There are a great selection of blue and red runs for intermediate skiers and some fantastic off-piste skiing for those looking to try something more adventurous. On the whole the runs are very wide open and not too busy, perfect for family groups.

Beginners & Kids

Pragelato nursery slopes are located right outside the ski school in the centre of the resort, so it’s great as a meeting point. There are some lovely wide and easy tree-lined blue runs on the way down to Borgata that are often used for beginners.

The village of Pragelato is mainly taken up by the Club Med property however there are a few traditional restaurants offering delicious hot chocolate. Children could also be taken husky sledding.

Apres Ski & Nightlife

There are a few local restaurants and bars in Pragelato and neighbouring Pattemouche serving delicious Italian-French style cuisine, raclettes and fondues and a few cafes.  Some of these become lively in the evenings and have an excellent selection of local wines and aperitifs to sample.

The majority of apres ski in this area is located in Sestriere a short 10 minute drive from Pragelato and it’s neighbouring hamlet of Pattemouche. As you drive into Sestriere from Pattemouche, you will see, on the left hand side, in front of the slopes and by the main car park, a long building called Kandahar, which has a number of ski shops and casual bars and restaurants. Cafeteria delle Colle is at the Pattemouche end of the building, and is a great place for a cappuccino. Further along is bar QB, run by the ski instructors of Sestriere, which has a nice vibe for après-ski, with a great selection of wines. Roba di Kappa is also worth a try for apres ski with it’s raised terrace. 

There is a disco in Sestriere called Tabata. Tabata is a pretty famous institution and generally a lot of fun. Call Franchino to book a table right on the dance floor and laugh the night away!! You will have to pay for a bottle of spirits to be able to do this, but it well worth it.

THREE OF THE BEST

MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS

Raggio di sole at the top of the Pattamouche cable car has a great sun terrace where an entire day could be whiled away with a good book. Lovely coffee, cakes and delicious home-cooked food with a different speciality every day. They also organise dinners with arrival and departure on skidoos from Borgata.

IL Capricorno in Sauze D’oulx is perfect for finer dining. White linen table cloths and nice wine glasses on the slopes. This place is a must for the skier who is prepared to venture further afield. Taxis or mini vans can be
arranged to get home if need be!

Tana delle Volpe in Monte Banchetta sits at 2,555 metres, one of the higher restaurants on the slopes; take either of the chairlifts up to Monte Motta or Monte Banchetta from Borgata, and you will see
Tana delle Volpe, a big mustard-brown/yellow building with amazing views, and really great food. It’s wonderful for lunch and/or pre downhill home apperitivo.  It is open all day, and also at night, when you can either arrange for skidoo rides up to the restaurant, or ski down to Borgata by torchlight after dinner.

IN RESORT RESTAURANTS

Al Mulino pizzeria is a lovely casual family-run pizzeria that won ‘best pizza in Italy ‘ award in 2008 – it only does pizzas and very few other things, although the dessert trolley is fantastic! It is always busy with families early evening and groups later in the evening. Be prepared to wait in line and have a drink at the bar.

Hidden away in the old village of Plan di Pragelato, La Greppia is a charming restaurant, with a really fun atmosphere, set under an exposed stone vaulted ceiling. They specialising in raclette, fondue and pierrade (cooking raw meat/vegetables on hot stone). You can almost walk past this restaurant if you did not know it was there.

Cantina degli Amici in Frazione Traverses is a must try! This restaurant focuses on the cuisine of the broader region of Oc, which extended from North-West Italy across the south of France, and is one of the
best restaurants in the surrounding area. Molten robiola cheese wrapped in paper and served on a bed of speck and potato rosti is a favourite starter, while the onion soup is also delicious. 

SKI SCHOOLS

Scuola Sci Pragelato are our number one. They have been running since 1976 we are the reference point for skiing in Pragelato. A staff of young and up-to-date ski and snowboard instructors, specialized in teaching children and the disabled even freeride and freestyle, in Italian as well as in English and French, will ensure everyone, young and old, to meet their needs and to spend an unforgettable holiday on the snow!

Scuola Sci Sestriere is great for adults and kids. For adult’s beginners they use a wide skiable area and for the 
kids they have a customised school field, with many technical-teaching aids, silhouettes end obstacles, to let kids feel comfortable and have fun.

North West academy is a Sestriere ski school, their goal is to offer high quality, thanks to the qualified experience of the staff composed of federal teachers and trainers. They even have teachers qualified to teach disabled skiers, free riders and freestyle skiers.

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