Easy Slopes (Blue): 24
Medium Slopes (Red): 15
Difficult Slopes (Black): 13
Doorstep Skiing from Accommodation: Yes
Resort Height: 2035m
Top Station Height: 2823m
KM of Skiing: 400
Number of Lifts: 78
Coach from Calais: 13 hrs
Airport transfer (Milan): 3 hrs (Chambery): 2hrs
Sestriere sits at the heart of one of Europe’s biggest ski areas known as the Via Lattea (Milky Way). There are 146 skiable pistes which together total 390km of runs, of which 120 are provided with artificial snow. The skiing is divided between 2 north west facing peaks. A gondola provides easy access out of Sestriere into the rest of the ski system.
The Milky Way is the greatest of all runs on the North Western Alps and the greatest in North West Italy offering approximately 400 kilometres of skiing. Its five Piedmontese resorts are all snow-sure by a programmed artificial system, which has nine drifting basins.
With world class skiing, beautiful vistas and a relaxed Italian atmosphere, Sestriere offers amazing, high altitude skiing conditions for all abilities of skiers.
Great for mixed ability groups, Sestriere has a variety of slopes for all skiing abilities. There are lots of intermediate trails and challenging runs for advanced skiers, as well as beginner slopes. In addition to some fantastic ski schools, there is a range of accommodation, including large hotels, to suit different group sizes. The relaxed atmosphere creates the perfect place for student ski trip groups.
It regularly hosts Alpine Ski World Cup events but its biggest moment came when it was chosen as the centre for the alpine events in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympics; it hosted all the men’s and women’s alpine skiing competitions and was the site of one of the three Olympic Villages.
Sestriere is a cosmopolitan and lively ski resort. It has plenty of bars and restaurants. Groups will always find great places to spend their evenings with restaurants offering delicious food. Pinky’s Pizzeria is a firm favourite!
Activities your students can enjoy include indoor golf, shopping, ice-skating, indoor pools, paintballing and bobsleighing. There is also a cinema and a library.
Sarah Whitbread, London.
Kevin, Party Leader, Surrey.