Italy Ski Resort Guide for Sestriere

Sestriere Ski Resort Guide

About the Resort

Turin is due to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2006 and Sestriere is to host the mens Alpine events. It is the first purpose built resort in the Alps. It isn't one of the most attractive resorts with its large apartment blocks but has some interesting buildings. It's location is not great as it is situated at one extreme of the Milky Way and so it's access to the rest of the network of slopes is not easy.

About the Mountains near Sestriere

The local slopes have two main sections - Sises and Motta. Experts will find lots to keep them happy with steep pistes. Intermediates will find that as long as the weather is good enough, there's plenty to explore. Beginners will find that once they have progressed from the nursery slopes, they may struggle to find enough easy runs to progress to.

Apr├Ęs Ski at Sestriere

There's a fair amount of mountain restaurants with reasonable food on offer. The apres ski is fairly quiet.

Sestriere Resort Ratings Guide

Snowfall RatingSnow Reliability3 Stars
Ski Lifts Number of Lifts 88
Resort HeightResort Height 2000 m
6560 ft
Run Length Slopes / Runs 1390-2825 m
4560-9270 ft
QueuesQueues 3 Stars
Green Ski% of Green Pistes in resort 0%
Blue Ski% of Blue Pistes in resort 25%
Red Ski% of Red Pistes in resort 55%
Black Ski% of Black Pistes in resort 20%

Local Tourist Office Information

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Telephone: 0122 755 444