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 an up and coming 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.

It’s mostly about the mountain here, however there’s some excellent boutique shopping which proves to be very popular, or see the resort from a dog's point of view on a dog sled trip.

After the slopes close there are some stylish bars to while away the hours in with a few drinks and a lively atmosphere. Or why not try Tabata; one of the most famous clubs in the Alps (very popular on a Wednesday night).

At a glance...

  • 400km Milky Way ski area
  • High altitude & an excellent snow record
  • Perfect for intermediates & advanced
  • Up & coming après scene
  • Sunday flying from Gatwick, Manchester & Stansted
  • 1 hour 30 minute transfer