San Sicario (Via Lattea)
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Visitor reviews for San Sicario (Via Lattea) Ski Resort
February 03, 2013
R Jeffrey from United Kingdom
Sansicaio is the best positiond resort in the milkyway. It has some of the longest runs, the Olympic run is excellent as are most of the others. There are lots more mountain restaurants than I had realised; all good and well priced.
I found the local staff warm and helpful.
The hotel Majestic is good as is the food with lots of it. There is no village as such and it's a shame there isn't a local bar; the bar in the hotel is ok but pricey. There is a short walk from the coach to the lift, some people might moan about it but we thought nothing of it. The resort in one word great.
San Sicario (Via Lattea) Ratings
Overall: 3.0. Based on 2 votes and 5 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of San Sicario (Via Lattea).
Public Transport: 2.0
(1) There are no buses or taxis to San Sicario (Via Lattea), (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near San Sicario (Via Lattea), (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 1.0
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.0
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in San Sicario (Via Lattea).
Ski in/Ski out: 2.5
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at San Sicario (Via Lattea), (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) San Sicario (Via Lattea) is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) San Sicario (Via Lattea) relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 3.0
(1) There are no snow groomers at San Sicario (Via Lattea), (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at San Sicario (Via Lattea) are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) San Sicario (Via Lattea) is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 2.0
(1) If snow conditions are poor at San Sicario (Via Lattea), it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 4.0
(1) San Sicario (Via Lattea) usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 5.0
(1) The staff at San Sicario (Via Lattea) are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at San Sicario (Via Lattea) are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 3.5
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 3.0
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 3.5
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) San Sicario (Via Lattea) has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at San Sicario (Via Lattea), (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 2.0
(1) Not even a kicker at San Sicario (Via Lattea), (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around San Sicario (Via Lattea), (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) San Sicario (Via Lattea) has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 5.0
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 1.0
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 3.0
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.0
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.0
(1) Overall, San Sicario (Via Lattea) is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 3.5
(1) Overall, San Sicario (Via Lattea) is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
February 03, 2010
LAM from United Kingdom
Although, Hotel Majestic is outside the ski area, this hotel at San Sicario is very nice and clean if a little characterless perhaps. Staff and Crystals Reps are very nice. Once we had got over the difficulty of no supermarket in village and therefore no supplies for room parties, we had a very enjoyable holiday. Plenty of ski area at San Sicario and not crowded at all.
February 08, 2009
Michael Hodgson from Italy
Went to San Sicario over New Year 2009.
It is very much a purpose built resort. There is no village and all the apres-ski activity centres around the hotels. The resort at San Sicario caters for Italians and the ski school could only offer one instructor for English lessons. This made teaching a spectrum of abilities very difficult. Skiing is very good - can connect into the Milky Way with lots more skiing than you can shake a ski at. The slopes are well tended and lifts etc well maintained. We stopped at Hotel Majestic. It lacked character somehow. Wouldn't go again - back to Austria with a proper village scene.
November 26, 2004
Ahmet Douas from United Kingdom
A very enjoyable resort, with an Italian atmosphere, close to the French border, San Sicario is a fun place to be. With interesting slopes and not too crowded, San Sicario is an enjoyable place to relax, and explore. A part of the milky way skiing domain, it is easy to access the other resorts in this domain, and spend your time exploring new areas. If you like to relax when you ski, and have fun with a group of people, while enjoying yourself in the sun, San Sicario is the place to be..