Via Lattea Milky Way: Slow old lifts, long queues, rubbish signs, poor grooming, great food…
Posted: 15 March 2017 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I visited Via Lattea in the first week of March 2017.

Via Lattea’s lift systems were relatively old (especially for a resort area of this size). The lifts were very prone to closure due to wind. When lifts were running, most lifts were slow and small (2-4 people chairs, telecabin between Sestriere and Mt Fraiteve is only 8 people) so capacity was small. Therefore pistes were quite quiet, but queues were often long. Lift attendants did nothing to help filling the spaces. Piste grooming was of poor quality (there were steps of un-levelness on the piste, and golf ball sized “corn” lumps) and some pistes were simply left ungroomed. Icy mogully pistes could be dangerous to many. When the Sestriere-Mt Fraiteve link was closed, lift company should have opened all the available lifts in Sestriere and Borgata to alleviate queues, but they did nothing. They just let customers remained stuck in long queues. Signage on pistes was rubbish, ranging from bad (small signs at wrong places) to no signs at all.

Food and drink on and off mountains were great though.

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Posted: 15 March 2017 12:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks Barry

Would you like to go to the Sestriere page and copy and paste this as a resort review?

I could do it but then it would have my name attached, not yours.

Chris

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Posted: 15 March 2017 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Chris,
Thanks for the advice. I have pasted it to the Sestriere page.
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Barry

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Posted: 15 March 2017 03:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks Barry.

Your review is now live.

Chris

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