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Sestriere

Overview

Superbly positioned at the heart of the Milky Way's 400km of pistes is the highest and most snow-sure resort in this area. Purpose built in the 1930's, Sestriere has a modern and trendy feel and is a perfect all round resort - great snow, varied terrain, Italian hospitality, and reasonable prices.

After being expanded for the 2006 Turin Olympics, the resort is the best base for exploration of the Milky Way. Set above the treeline at 2035m, the north-west facing slopes and excellent supplemental snow making cover make Sestriere a pretty snowsure resort. With easy access to the more lively Sauze d'Oulx on one side, and Claviere and the French resort of Montgenevre on the other, the extent of skiing is huge.
 
On piste options best suit intermediate skiers, while those looking for some powder turns will often be able to find tracked routes long after they would normally would in other resorts of a similar size. For beginners there is 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. 
 
While the purpose built nature of the resort makes it a convenient base, the drawback is a rather bland village. Saying this, there are two attractive solutions: stay a bit lower down in Borgata; or stay much lower down in Pragelato (linked by cable car). The focus in Sestriere is primarily on slope activities, though there is a chilled out apr├Ęs scene.

Although there are some hotels, accommodation is predominantly in apartment blocks. 




Offslope/apres ski

There are some nice shops in Sestriere as well as a fitness centre, a sports centre, pool 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, however there are some good options for eating out in resort.

Our View

A purpose built resort with great ski area.




Resort Results & Filters

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

Positives

  • Huge interlinked ski area
  • Good snowmaking
  • Good variety of local shops
  • Local slopes suitable for most levels
  • High altitude

 

Negatives

  • Not the most attractive of villages
  • Can have weekend queues
  • Limited apres ski

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Banchetta Hotel and Suites

Banchetta Hotel and Suites REF: AI0260

The Banchetta Hotel is situated in the centre of Borgata, a small and friendly village just a short distance from the main resort of Sestriere. A perf...

Resort : Sestriere, Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
From
£589 PP
for 7 days
Grand Hotel Sestriere

Grand Hotel Sestriere REF: CN0186

Recently refurbished, the Grand Hotel Sestriere offers a spacious, relaxing public areas and excellent facilities. It has a great location 100m from t...

Resort : Sestriere, Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Belvedere

Hotel Belvedere REF: AI0257

Set in a quiet location with wonderful vistas of the valley, the Hotel Belvedere has been completely renovated and offers its guests a warm, sophistic...

Resort : Sestriere, Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
From
£749 PP
for 7 days
Hotel Biancaneve

Hotel Biancaneve REF: CN0187

The Biancaneve offers traditional Italian-style accommodation run by Carlo who, with his high standards, likes to keep his guests happy. There’s...

Resort : Sestriere, Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Cristallo

Hotel Cristallo REF: AI0259

The Hotel Cristallo enjoys an excellent position at the foot of the pistes with spacious public areas where you can sit and relax. Its excellent posit...

Resort : Sestriere, Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
From
£889 PP
for 7 days
Exterior

Hotel Du Col REF: SSB0330

Hotels in Sestriere don’t get more central than the Du Col. Sitting in pride of place at the very centre of the village, customers here get firs...

Resort : Sestriere, Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Principi Di Piemonte

Hotel Principi Di Piemonte REF: AI0321

The striking Hotel Principi di Piemonte is in great ski-in/ski-out position to make the most of the slopes. Its eye catching design is continued insid...

Resort : Sestriere, Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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Hotel Sud Ovest

Hotel Sud Ovest REF: AI0258

The Roux Renzo family is always pleased to welcome you to the Sud-Ovest hotel. This recently refurbished hotel is set in a convenient, quiet location ...

Resort : Sestriere, Italy
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
From
£669 PP
for 7 days