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Sestriere - Italy

  • Sestriere
Family Friendly
Vast Area
Short Transfer
Beginner Friendly
Value For Money
Snow Sure

Average snow history

2015/16
175cm
2016/17
140cm
2017/18
465cm
2018/19
201cm

10 reasons to visit Sestriere ski resort

  1. High altitude with the village at 2,035m and slopes up to 2,823m
  2. In the centre of the Milky Way with 400km of piste
  3. Great snow making giving snow coverage whatever the weather
  4. A good mix of local slopes for all abilities
  5. North-west facing slopes hold the snow well
  6. Plenty of mountain restaurants with pocket friendly prices
  7. Ski tuition is much cheaper than in France
  8. Short transfers, just our 1.5 hours from Turin
  9. Great views across the part-wooded Milky Way and the peaks of the French border.
  10. Good non-ski activities from ice skating to dog sledging

Resort overview

The first purpose-built ski resort in the Italian Alps, Sestriere was first developed by Fiat in the 1930s as a weekend retreat for the factory workers. The two hotel towers still dominate the ski resorts skyline and have become a symbol of the village. The 2006 Winter Olympics brought a lot of improvements to the resort and whilst it may not be the prettiest ski village in the Alps it makes up for it in height at a lofty 2,035m. Plus, at just over 1.5 hours drive from Turin airport, the resort is easily accessible with such a short transfer, making weekend skiing an attractive possibility here as well.

Apres ski

Though not as lively as neighbouring Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere still has a good choice of bars for your post-ski tipple. The resort gets much more lively at the weekends when locals from Turin make their way to the mountains. Sestriere is popular with families with plenty of non-ski activities on offer from ice skating to dog sledging, an indoor golf course, sledging and even paintball.

10 reasons to visit Sestriere ski resort

  1. High altitude with the village at 2,035m and slopes up to 2,823m
  2. In the centre of the Milky Way with 400km of piste
  3. Great snow making giving snow coverage whatever the weather
  4. A good mix of local slopes for all abilities
  5. North-west facing slopes hold the snow well
  6. Plenty of mountain restaurants with pocket friendly prices
  7. Ski tuition is much cheaper than in France
  8. Short transfers, just our 1.5 hours from Turin
  9. Great views across the part-wooded Milky Way and the peaks of the French border.
  10. Good non-ski activities from ice skating to dog sledging

Resort overview

The first purpose-built ski resort in the Italian Alps, Sestriere was first developed by Fiat in the 1930s as a weekend retreat for the factory workers. The two hotel towers still dominate the ski resorts skyline and have become a symbol of the village. The 2006 Winter Olympics brought a lot of improvements to the resort and whilst it may not be the prettiest ski village in the Alps it makes up for it in height at a lofty 2,035m. Plus, at just over 1.5 hours drive from Turin airport, the resort is easily accessible with such a short transfer, making weekend skiing an attractive possibility here as well.

Apres ski

Though not as lively as neighbouring Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere still has a good choice of bars for your post-ski tipple. The resort gets much more lively at the weekends when locals from Turin make their way to the mountains. Sestriere is popular with families with plenty of non-ski activities on offer from ice skating to dog sledging, an indoor golf course, sledging and even paintball.

Weather

2015/16
175cm

2016/17
140cm

2017/18
465cm

2018/19
201cm

Currently unavailable

Pistes in Sestriere

Sestriere gives you fantastic access to one of the largest ski areas in the world. The Milky Way has 400km of lift linked pistes easily accessible from central Sestriere, the lively resort of Sauze d'Oulx is easy to get to and you can ski across the border into France and the resort of Mongenevre if you're feeling adventurous. The local slopes are varied with more than enough for any level of skier. The resort has a high altitude coupled with north-west facing slopes and great snowmaking equipment gives Sestriere a reputation for great snow conditions.

Ski lesson prices are almost half of that you'll find in the big French resorts, making the resort a great place to learn to ski or simply top up on technique.

There are plenty of beginner runs around the resort with the Manovia run reserved specifically for beginners. Intermediates have the majority of the ski area to explore and some of the toughest runs are over on Mt Sises.

Our favourite runs at Sestriere

Green

Reserved for beginners, a great place to build confidence

Manovia
Manovia

Blue

A lovely long blue

46 Alta
46 Alta

Red

A super long red (7km) winding down from Mt Fraiteve down to Pariol

81-79-71
81-79-71

Black

A choice of a few here that start on the same point and finish at the same point

Down to town from Mt Sises
Down to town from Mt Sises

Sestriere piste map

Sestriere piste map

Ski Hotels In Sestriere - Powder White

Ski Hotels In Sestriere - Powder White
Ski Hotels In Sestriere - Powder White
Ski Hotels In Sestriere - Powder White

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Additional Info

Ski passes

We know how valuable your skiing time is to you so that is why we can to pre-book your lift passes for you, to save you the time and hassle of doing it once in resort. No additional charge!

The lift passes will be ready and waiting for you in your chalet/hotel/apartment, so you can hit the slopes immediately! You can book these at any time after you've booked.

Ski & equipment hire

The last thing you want to do at the start of your holiday is queue up in a crowded ski hire shop. We understand this and that is why we offer to pre-book all your equipment so that it is ready and waiting for you. You can either collect it from the shop yourself or some shops even offer a chalet fitting service, where all the equipment will be brought around to the chalet, thus avoiding the ski hire shop completely.

Ski school

Ski school can be a real hassle to organise so let us do all the hard work for you. We have built relationships with the top ski schools in Courchevel and we can book lessons for all ability levels, both private and group lessons.

For Christmas, New Year, Russian New Year and February Half Term, we strongly advise pre-booking your lessons as soon as possible as the group lesson and private lesson slots gets booked up very quickly! You can book lessons at any time after you've booked.

Powder White is an Independent Tour Ski Operator offering our guests an informative, personal and tailor-made service. Our friendly & knowledgeable Ski Specialists are here to help, so if you have any questions, need further information, or if you have specific requirements you'd like to discuss with us, please feel free to just get in touch and we have every confidence we will be able to find the perfect skiing holiday for you.

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