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As one of the highest ski resorts in Italy, Sestrière has it all - excellent snow conditions, a laid-back feel, 400km of beautifully pisted runs and a chilled-out aprés scene. It's a cosmopolitan sort of place, boasting genuine Italian hospitality, and of course, the skiing is fabulous!


The resort sits at 2035m and is situated just above the treeline. Its neighbouring resort, Sauze d'Oulx, has a more lively atmosphere, which makes the relaxing vibes at Sestrière seem even more relaxed in comparison. This is the place where you can ski or board until your legs can't take anymore, then soak up the sun and have a few aperitivos.

At a glance...
  • 400km Milky Way ski area
  • High altitude & an excellent snow record
  • Perfect for intermediates & advanced
  • Chilled-out après scene
  • Sunday flying from Birmingham, Gatwick or Manchester
  • 1 hour 30 minute transfer

It’s mostly about the mountain here, however there are amazing spa facilities at the Grand Hotel for you to indulge in, or you can relax in one of the lovely cafés and bars, taking in the classically Italian vibe.


After the slopes close there are a smattering of bars and clubs to while away the hours in with a few drinks and a lively atmosphere. And then there’s the boutique shopping, which proves to be very popular, or see the resort from a dog's point of view on a dog sled trip.

On the mountain

Right in the midst of the 400km Milky Way ski area, this place is heaven for good skiers and snowboarders. Beginners have a huge area near the village to improve their skills. Intermediates should head straight to Borgatta and up to the Motta for their own challenging runs.


Advanced skiers will have access to some of the world championship runs, including the Olympic black run which you can see from resort. The snow record here means you nearly always have perfect conditions and there’s no shortage of runs to keep everyone busy (and happy).


Sestrière resort stats

Resort altitude: 2035m

Skiing altitude: 1380m to 2800m

Ski area size: 400km in the Milky Way area

Number of runs: 212 in the Milky Way area

Range of runs: 24% blue, 55% red and 21% black in the Milky Way area

Lifts: 8 magic carpets, 21 drags, 35 chairlifts, 6 gondolas and 1 cable cars in the Milky Way area

Night skiing: Yes, in Sestrière

Cross country trails: 25km in the Milky Way area

Snowmaking: 60% runs covered in the Milky Way area

Resort bus: Yes

Sestrière travel info

Departure airports: Birmingham, Gatwick or Manchester

Departure day: Thursday (21 December), Wednesday (27 December), Tuesday (2 January) and Sunday (rest of the season)

Arrival airport: Turin

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes 

Off the mountain

Sestrière is popular with the locals at the weekends which livens up the otherwise relaxed après scene a bit. There are lots of activities on offer, such as swimming and ice-skating. If you like boutique shopping, you’ll have the chance to shop until you drop here.


For a good bit of pampering, there’s the spa at the Grand Hotel. While away the hours and rejuvenate tired legs in the saunas and hot tub. As you're on holiday, why not treat yourself to a good massage.

Sestrière offers

Lift passes include one free day's skiing in Montgenèvre (transport not included)


Free helmet hire for kids aged 4 to 12 when you pre-book equipment hire with us


Don't miss...

There's a hidden cable car which comes up from nearby Pragelato. With a lovely blue run down through the trees, stunning views and an exciting cable car journey back up, it really is a hidden gem!

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