After visiting Sestriere in February 2013, I wanted to go back. The resort provides a good skiing school with good instructors. The instructors take you through runs, and if you are a beginner, they are very good at teaching you how to ski. Once you get to intermediate level, the instructors stop teaching you as much and you start learning by practice. The runs they take you through are fun and long. It may be daunting to see the colour black on a run during a lesson, but the instructor will control your pace and make sure you aren't in very deep water. The ski resort has a ski park, with quite good jumps and there is the Olympic run, a black run used for alpine skiing during the Sestriere Winter Olympics which is thrilling to go down. Almost all runs end up within 5 meters of a lift, meaning you can hop right off the slope, onto a lift, and onto another slope. The slopes are maintained well and are groomed, the lower ones at least, although the black slopes are sometimes not groomed as much. Not grooming the blacks creates moguls, giving you a challenge. I would recommend this resort to everything from high intermediates to beginners.