The Olimpic sits in a quiet position, slightly above the village centre which means your views of the slopes are wide reaching and pretty spectacular.
It's a comfortable hotel with a laid-back feel which is really evident in the small bar and lounge area, particularly at après time. After a relaxing few drinks, head to the cosy restaurant for some truly delicious Italian cuisine. The owners are very proud of their food!
From the hotel to…
Nearest lift: 600m
Tuition meeting point: 600m
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.
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
The 27 Olimpic rooms were completely modernised a couple of years ago, and even though they're simply furnished, they're very comfortable. Each comes with Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, mini-safe and bathroom complete with hairdryer, shower and wc.
Food & drink
You'll love the restaurant - the owners pride themselves on their cuisine, and the half board menus are bursting with traditional and international dishes. There's a wonderful range of regional wines available to purchase with your meal too. Your Christmas and New Year meals are included too.
Official rating: ***
Panoramic views of the slopes
Free kit storage on the slopes
Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham
Departure day: Thursday (21 December), Wednesday (27 December), Tuesday (2 January) and Sunday (rest of the season)