Sestriere – Italy

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The resort’s status as the mainstay for the 2006 Winter Olympics acted as a catalyst to improvement, but it is still very much a work in progress. When Fiat founder Giovanni Agnelli commissioned the building of Sestriere in 1934 he was seen as a pioneer, and yet the design is such that access to the slopes is not particularly convenient! The resort itself is still scruffy and lacking in charm, and it doesn’t really get lively until the weekend when the locals arrive from Turin and Milan. There are also very few facilities beyond the slopes.
The north-west facing slopes are more reliable than a lot of the other resorts in the Milky Way ski area and recent additions to the lift facilities have improved the experience for skiers and boarders. With over 400km of terrain accessible there is a lot of great skiing here, but just be sure to check the snow reports before booking and expect an ‘ugly duckling’!

  1. St. Edward’s church - take a look at an outstanding piece of modern architecture.
  2. Hit the Tabata Disco for a great late night.
  3. Olympic Bobsleigh - join us for the most intense 60 seconds of your life.
  4. Try a bit of sightseeing from the sky in a helicopter.
  5. Spotties Bar for cocktails.

At a glance

Resort altitude2035 m
Highest lift2825 m
Lowest lift1390 m
km of piste300
Number of lifts41
Beginner pistes25%
Intermediate pistes50%
Advanced pistes25%
Snow parks0
Nearest airportTurin
(105 km)
Lift pass price€190 / 6 days
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