Sestriere is great for...
Big ski area
Advanced
Beginners
Intermediates
High altitude

Welcome to Sestriere Ski Resort

The Italian resort of Sestriere is a slightly more chilled neighbour to the wilder Sauze d’Oulx, but when it comes to the skiing, it’s no poor relation. Perched at an altitude of 2,000m in the heart of the Milky Way ski area, it’s one of Italy’s highest resorts, and gives access to 400km of pisted runs in almost every direction, dropping into Sauze d’Oulx or San Sicario. You can also access Cesana, Clavier and even Montgenevre across the border in France. There’s something for everyone – terrain parks for freestyle fans in both Sestriere and Sauze d’Oulx, and a wide range of easy to intermediate pistes that everyone can enjoy.
Resort Information
Resort Altitude
2035m
Total Piste KM
400km
No. Skilifts
69
Snow Range
1372m-2789m
Sestriere ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 400km
Beginner(Distance: 96km)
24%
Intermediate(Distance: 222km)
56%
Advanced(Distance: 84km)
21%

Best time to ski in Sestriere

Being high, Sestriere is a very snow-sure resort with slopes up to 2,800m and artificial snow cannons covering up to 50%. This means that it’s a safe bet throughout the whole season, which runs from early December through to late April – longer than many other resorts. Going for Christmas and New Year adds a festive element. February can also be a popular month. March and April offer spring skiing, the chance to sit on the terraces in the sun – and towards April, pick up a late season bargain.

Things to do in Sestriere

Sestriere is a good place to try cross-country skiing if the idea of this high-intensity workout appeals, where you’re gliding from ski to ski. There are some easy to medium loops from 2km to 7.5km at the resort, a venue for the 2006 winter Olympics. For something a little different when the ski legs are tired, dog-sledding is also a fun option. Sestriere may have a reputation for being more chilled than famous party resorts but there are still plenty of places you can let your hair down. Aperitivo time is always taken seriously in Italy! There’s a number of bars and restaurants on the main street serving everything from live music to fine dining.
Child trying out cross country skiing for first time

Hotels & Apartments in Sestriere

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists

Chalet Edelweiss

Sestriere, Italy
  5 minute bus

Chalet Weal

Sestriere, Italy
  5 minute walk

Grand Hotel Sestriere

Sestriere, Italy
  6 minute walk
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