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 km are covered with snowmaking facilities. 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 resort hosts regular Skiing World Cup events and was the heart of the Alpine skiing world in 2006 when the Olympics were held in Turin.
Sestriere is the first purpose built ski resort in Italy. The two hotel towers that dominate the skyline were built in the 1930s by FIAT’s founder Giovanni Agnelli to provide a holiday retreat for the workers in the FIAT factory in Turin. They have now become the symbol of the village.
Sestriere 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, hosting all the men’s and women’s alpine skiing competitions. In 2020 the FIS World Cup will make a return!
The Sestriere Snow Park is about 250 metres long and uses two parallel ski lifts that take you to the top in less than 5 minutes. The area is maintained and groomed daily. The area caters for everyone from beginners to experts with a slope style feel to the park. There are various sizes of jumps and jibs. Particular attention is paid to beginners, who have their own dedicated area where they can enjoy themselves safely while learning the basics of freestyle. There is also an area that’s bean sculptured into a small boarder cross slope.
Sestriere offers some great off piste in it's back bowls. It's a hike to the best areas but worth it! If you'd prefer an easier way to drop in then consider the locally based heli ski company.
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