Resort guide to Pragelato - Italy

Very affordable skiing and quality accommodation in the Italian Milky Way ski area

Pragelato resort guide - a general overview

The resort name means 'Frozen Meadow'. Built for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics (for the ski jumping and cross country events) this modern resort is situated on the valley floor near to Sestriere and the huge Milky Way ski domain. Pragelato is located in a beautiful region of Val Chisone, with an excellent snow record in winter. There are 50km of local pistes in the Pragelato ski area ranging in height from 1535m - 2500m but most good skiers will take full advantage of the ski area known as Milky Way with over 400km of pistes. One lift out of Pragelato and you are in the main ski system.

The smaller local ski area is accessed from a lift about 400 metres from the main accommodation. There is a shuttle service for those clients staying at the Club Med to and from the local lifts. The main gondola that accesses the Milk Way area is situated right next to the Club Med hotel so accessing the main ski area is very easy.


(1hr 45mins)
(2hr 30mins)
(3 hours)

Resort stats


1,535m - 2,825m

Level of skiing

Snow sure
Ski area


Charm factor
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value


  • Families looking for a large but inexpensive ski area
  • Links with Sestriere and on to the whole of the Milky Way ski area
  • Small, quiet and unspoilt ski village
  • Cross country ski trails that follow the valley floor (used for the 2006 winter Olympics)
  • Very convenient skiing with the accommodation situated very close to the main lifts


  • Those looking to party - there is no nightlife scene
  • Lack of really challenging on piste runs
  • Although the on-mountain dining is adequate this is no Zermatt

Pragelato Resort Map