There are several ways. You could either hire a car, take public transport or arrange for a taxi to pick you up. Visit the airport transfers page for quote.
If your travelling from the UK, essentially coming down through France then you can catch a train to Oulx. From here you will need to catch a local service bus to Sestriere. Visit the how to get here section for more information.
Transfer to Sestriere from Turin by bus should take no more than 2 hours. Car/taxi will take approximately 90 minutes.
I’ve made the journey to Sestriere several times from both Calais and Zeebrugge and on average it takes around 10 hours. That’s sticking pretty much to the speed limit and only stopping 3 times for petrol and a small break. The roads through France are great and although your looking at around 10 hours behind the wheel it doesn’t feel that bad. For directions see How to get here section for more information.
You can easily buy your ski pass in Sestriere at several places. If you’re coming out with a tour operator then you can also purchase your ski pass from your rep.
Yes you can. The insurance will only cover you if you happen to be lifted off the mountain by the local patrol. It works out to be about €2 per day. I strongly suggest that you take out comprehensive travel insurance with the winter sports extension before leaving home.
Yes there are age concessions. These can be found on the lift pass information page.
A 6 day pass or above will entitle you to 1 day in Montgenevre, France. Any other ticket will allow you to ski anywhere else in the Via Lattea apart from Montgenevre. Extensions for Montgenevre can be purchased from the ski pass office in Sestriere.
In a word yes. For example, if you were to buy a 3 day pass starting Monday then you will have upto the end of Wednesday to use it.
No. Not much more to be said.
You can get half day passes for the afternoon only. They start at 13.00 hrs.
Credit cards are excepted along with certain debit cards.
Clataud Sport in the centre of Sestriere offers servicing for both skis and boards.
Clataud Sport carry a modest collection of clothes that can be rented. If you need to rent clothes then I suggest you email them before hand. There are plenty of shops to purchase clothes from once you arrive. It might be worth checking out the local scene around you before departure.
If you rent your equipment via the online shop on this site then you would be able to swap your skis for a snowboard or vice versa at any time without incurring any extra cost.
Unfortunatley not. All group lessons are for 6 days and start on Monday morning.
Not if your opting for group lessons. These will always be AM. If you go for private lessons then you can choose anytime you like.
If you book online then a group lesson is €165. Private lessons start at €40 per hour and can only be booked in resort.
Conditions these days are hard to call however the last few seasons have seen both excellent starts and ends to the season. Sestriere and the surrounding areas are excellently serviced by snow cannons so although this can’t absolutely gaurantee coverage it goes a long way. Also the village of Sestriere sits at over 2000m so the snow record is historically good.
There are several that take UK debit and credit cards.
This is purely an online service and therefore I have no printed literature to send out.
Yes you do. Most travel insurance policies have a winter sports add on so ensure that you have that. You can find specialist Insurance companies on the Internet who only deal with winter sports policies.