Ski Holidays in Sestriere, Italy
Most probably the best resort in the Milky Way ski circuit, Sestriere was the first purpose-built village in the Alps. The resort gained international renown during February 1997 when it hosted the World Cup Ski Races and it was selected to host the 2006 Winter Olympics. Now an international resort, a magnificent area with over 400kms of pistes with excellent skiing for all grades in spectacular scenery. All levels of skier should find something to sink their teeth into on ski holidays in Sestriere.
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Snow conditions in Sestriere
Because it's at high altitude, there is top-class snow, supported by widespread snowmaking.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Sestriere
Cosmopolitan and lively, with many overseas visitors in addition to Italians and British there is an international atmosphere.
Pinkies Pizzeria for après ski drinks, Irish Igloo for great music and a lively atmosphere, Spotties Bar for cocktails and Tabata disco. Osteria Barabba is a great wine bar/restaurant.
Other activities in Sestriere:
- Ice skating
- Cross-country skiing nearby
- Fitness room
- Turkish bath/sauna
Eating out in Sestriere:
Sestriere's restaurants range from friendly pizzerias and bars to elegant restaurants. · Pinky Pizzeria for pizzas, The Cavern for a more international menu and Osteria Barabba for typical local foods.
Other Amenities in Sestriere:
- Games room
- Turkish bath
Transfer time in Sestriere
The nearest airport is Turin/Torino – Caselle (TRN) Location: 16km North of Turin, 90km east from Sestriere.
Ski Hire in Sestriere
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Sestriere. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Sestriere:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£80||£42|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£93||£62|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£115|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£133|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Sestriere here
A fabulous place to ski for my family. The weather was amazing, which helps, but the resort has something to offer everyone. The blacks are great the reds long and fast and even better it is nowhere near as crowded as French resorts. The trip over to Montgenevre was the highlight of the week.
Apres Ski: 5/5
Perfect snow in April, quiet slopes, long varied runs that challenged, but allowed some great speed... apres ski was also good - so what more to ask?
Apres Ski: 4/5