FAQ about Sestriere
Here you find some of the most common questions, and of course answers to them, that people usually have about Sestriere regarding the trip there, skiing, things to do, accommodation etc.
- How do fly to Sestriere?
- How long has Sestriere been a ski resort?
- Is Sestriere open in the summer?
- What are the unique culinary specialties of the Piedmont region available in Sestriere?
- What is the highest point you can reach for panoramic views in the Sestriere area?
How do fly to Sestriere?
The closes airport to Sestriere is Turin Airport (IATA: TRN), located a bit more than 100 kilometres away from the ski resort. From the airport it is normally a 1 hour and 40 minute drive if you rent a car or book a taxi. You can also take the train to the village Oulx from where you can either take a taxi (about 30 minutes drive) or a bus.
If you can't find any flights to Turin you can also fly to Milan Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXP). Milan Malpensa Airport is a larger international airport located about 230 kilometers from Sestriere. It is a considerably longer drive from here though, about 3 hours. Another option is to take a train to Turin and then follow the same options mentioned above for traveling to Sestriere.
How long has Sestriere been a ski resort?
Sestriere was purpose-built as a ski resort in the 1930s by Fiat's Giovanni Agnelli. It was one of the first planned ski resorts in the world, designed to cater to winter sports enthusiasts.
Is Sestriere open in the summer?
Sestriere is open but not for skiing. Instead, you can find activities like mountain biking, hiking, golfing, and paragliding during the off-season skiing period.
What are the unique culinary specialties of the Piedmont region available in Sestriere?
If you are looking for local Piedmontese dishes in Sestriere, try for example agnolotti, tajarin pasta, and bagna cauda, a warm garlic anchovy dip.
What is the highest point you can reach for panoramic views in the Sestriere area?
The highest point accessible by cable car is Mount Fraiteve, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps at a height of approximately 2700 meters.