Sestriere

Overview

Sestriere in purpose built and not very attractive or ski convenient but it is high and has access to the entire French-Italian Milky Way. The local skiing is predominantly on north-west slopes and snow is usually reliable. For beginners there are a selection of nursery slopes and some nice easy blues but progression from there can be limiting. Intermediates can easily explore the Milky Way with its huge variety of slopes and there is a decent amount of off-piste and good steep slopes to keep the experts happy too. Although there are some hotels, accommodation is predominantly in apartment blocks. Although the lift system is relatively modern there are quite often queues over weekend and holiday periods

Positive

  • Huge interlinked ski area
  • Good snowmaking
  • Good variety of local shops

 

Negative

  • Unattractive village
  • Can have weekend queues
  • Limited apres ski

Offslope/apres ski

There are some nice shops in Sestriere and a fitness centre and ice rink, it is also possible to visit the town of Borgata thanks to a recent cable car link. The mountain restaurants immediately around Sestriere are quite limited and are better in other areas of the Milky Way. In resort there are some good options for eating out.

Our View

A purpose built resort with great ski area.

At a glance

Chalets:
1
Hotel & Apartments:
10
Pistes:
400km
Resort height:
2000m
Top station:
2825m

Suitability

Experts:
3 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
3 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
1 stars
Nightlife:
2 stars