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Hotel Cristallo

Sestrière,
 Italy
Your holiday includes
  • Flights from Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham
  • Resort transfers
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Free Wi-Fi
About the hotel
  • Opposite the slopes
  • Modern & comfortable
  • Superb facilities
  • Wellness centre
  • Sophisticated lounge area
  • 50m to the lifts
About the resort
  • 400km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 2035m
  • Good snow record
  • Great for intermediate & advanced
  • Relaxed après scene
  • Short transfer

The Cristallo is perfect for keen skiers and boarders thanks to its location opposite the main pistes and in the centre of town. It's a modern and comfortable hotel that occupies the first two floors of the building that just so happens to sit right across from the ski school meeting place and the lifts.

 

When you come off the slopes in the evening, you'll have quite a few options. You can head to the sophisticated lounge area for a relaxing hour or two, or you can hit the spa and wellness area which features a gym, hot tub, sauna and steam room.

 

 

There's also a bar which is the ideal location for enjoying an aperitivo before heading out for the evening, or you can hang out in the separate TV room and take advantage of the satellite TV there.

 

 

From the hotel to…

Nearest lift: 50m

Tuition meeting point: 50m

Resort centre: 50m

 

 

About the resort

As one of the highest ski resorts in Italy,  Sestrière has got it all - excellent snow conditions, a laid back feel, 400km of beautifully pisted runs and a chilled out aprés-ski scene that visitors love. It's a cosmopolitan sort of place, boasting genuine Italian hospitality and some good shopping too.

 

 

The resort sits at 2035m and is just above the treeline. This is the place where you can ski until your legs can't ski anymore - then soak up the sun and have a few aperitivos. Intermediates should try skiing to Montgenèvre in France for the day, a real leg burner!

 

After hours there is a smattering of nightclubs 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.

 

Resort stats

Area size: 400km

Resort altitude: 1509m

Skiing altitude: 1390m to 2825m

Number of runs: 214

Range of runs: 25% green/blue, 55% red and 20% black

Lifts: 45 drags, 36 chairs, 1 gondola and 1 cable car

Night skiing: No

Snowmaking: 32% of runs covered

 

 

Food and drink

The Hotel Cristallo is on half board so expect a hot and cold buffet breakfast to start the day. There's free afternoon tea and cakes when you come in off the slopes and to keep you going before your four-course evening meal.

 

You'll have a choice of first and main course alongside a salad buffet and your choice of dessert. Christmas and New Year meals are also included.

 

 

Rooms

The 42 rooms are just as modern and comfortable as the rest of the hotel. All are on the first and second floors of the building and each has the essentials: flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, minibar, mini-safe and a bathroom that comes complete with bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

 

 

The standard rooms are perfect for couples or groups of up to four, while you'll find a bit more space in the superior rooms. The superior rooms also sport some stunning slope views, so keep that in mind!

 

 

Hotel features

Official rating: ****

Restaurant and bar

Lounge and separate TV room with satellite TV

Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Wellness centre with free use of gym, whirlpool, sauna and hamman

Massage treatments are available on request

 

 

Travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham

Departure day: Sunday

Arrival airport: Turin

Flight duration: 1 hour 55 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes