Sestriere does not have an Alpine heritage, but was actually constructed to become a ski resort. It does have advantages even if it lacks some of the cozyness of old chalets and cobbled streets. One main advantage is that it is very comfortable with short distance and proximity to ski slopes and other facilities. Another main advantage is the location – it is only an hour’s drive from Turin/Torino on good roads.

The village is located above 2,000 meters which makes it very attractive for skiers who appreciate a good snow cover and prefer to ski on natural snow.

Ski System in Sestrière

Sestriere is a large ski resort with more than 400 kilometers of pistes stretched across 146 ski slopes. The area is served by more than 90 modern ski lifts.

The area caters well for both skiers and snowboarders and the snow coverage is usually very good. In case of poor weather conditions snowcannons cover more than 120 kilometers of pistes. There is also an excellent snow park with jumps and rails for those who dare.

Sestriere is mainly a ski resort for alpine skiers but there are some cross-country tracks as well, around 10 kilometers.

After-ski and Italian Cooking

In the village you will find everything you should possibly need on your ski holiday in Sestrière. After-ski, bars, cafés, discos and a variety of restaurants. Try the fantastic Italian cooking and wine and enjoy the relaxed Italian atmosphere.

There is a lot to choose from if you would like to do some other sports, such as ice skating, squash, aerobics and Turkish bath/saunda. You really won’t be disappointed.

Book ski holiday in Sestrière

One of the big advantages of Sestriere is that you can spend less time on airport transfer, which can be the case for many ski resorts. Now all you need is a a cheap air ticket to Turin/Torino. The airport is 90 kilometers away and the total transfer time is usually around two hours. Most of the distance is by motorway/highway so it could also be faster, depending on traffic and weather conditions. Make sure you book snow chains with your rental car as you need them when you turn off the main road and start to climb up the mountain.

Ski areas Sestriere form part of

Sestriere is part of the ski area Vialattea together with 6 other ski resorts.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sestriere

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Villages close to Sestriere

Close by Sestriere, with access to all the skiing facilities in Sestriere, we hace the village of Cesana Torinese which is a possiblitiy to stay in if you are looking to go skiing in Sestriere.

Rent ski equipment in Sestriere

We offer pre-booking of ski equipment in Sestriere in co-operation with Skiset. When booking online you can save up to 50% compared with booking upon arrival.

Book your ski equipment online in Sestriere here

Ski schools in Sestriere

Do you want to improve your skiing or simply learn to ski or snowboard? Through our partner CheckYeti you will find 21 different classes and instructors in Sestriere who can help you with this, in addition with the possibility to get up to 15% discount on the normal price. Many of the classes also have free cancellation.

Book ski school in Sestriere here

Hotel & accommodation in Sestriere

Here you will find in total 155 hotel, apartments and chalets/houses in Sestriere.
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