Sestriere gained international reputation when it hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics. The resort is part of the famous “Milky Way” ski circuit, a magnificent area with over 400kms of pistes, with excellent skiing for all grades in spectacular scenery. Sestriere is the highest and most 'snow sure' resort in the 'Milky Way area', sitting at the very heart of the region. There is plenty of skiing and snowboarding to be had in the resort and beyond, joining the pistes over at Sauze d'Oulx, Claviere and Montgenvre over the border in France. Purpose built in the 1930's the town has a modern flavour and there is plenty to do for visitors. There are is a wide variety of accommodation including many self-catering apartments. The modern resort has a modern and trendy feel to it, with the apres ski ranging from cosy wine bars to more lively bars and pubs.
Snowshoe walking, dog sledding, skidoo excursions. Fitness centre, ice-skating, sports centre and pool, squash, aerobics, Turkish bath/sauna. Cross country skiing nearby, paragliding, heli-skiing.
Sestriere’s restaurants range from friendly pizzerias and bars to elegant restaurants so there are plenty of options.
Trips to see torchlit descent. Wine tasting. Smart shops. Trips to Pragelato and Turin.
- Transfer time: Turin 1 hr 45mins
- Currency: Euro
- Beginners: 4
- Intermediates: 5
- Advanced: 4
- Snowboarding: 5
- Resort height: 2035m
- Ski range: 1509-2800m
- Total kilometres of piste: Area: 400kms
- Number of runs: Blue 52, Red 111, Black 40
- Number of lifts: Area: Drag lifts 21, Chairlifts 36, Gondolas 3, Cable-car 1.