11 November 2012

Skiing in Sestriere–Sestriere resort guide,self-catering ski accommodation in Sestriere,hotels in Sestriere



The resort
Sestriere is one of the main resorts in the Milky Way with more than 400 km of pistes;  it is friendly, cosmopolitan and the perfect destination for a great ski holiday. The resort is perfect for beginners with plenty of wide nursery slopes and both intermediates and expert skiers will enjoy red and black pistes. If this is not enough, you can explore the other parts of “the Via Lattea” like Sansicario, Sauze D’Oulx and Monginevro.
This resort was built for snow and has extensive snow making facilities, so you generally won’t have to worry about snow forecasts! There are plenty of ski schools with childcare available. Ski lifts are mainly modern and there is a 6 mile loop for cross country. 
There is a wide choice of restaurants and cafes at the base of the slopes where you can enjoy a coffee and take a time off the runs. There are also many “off-piste” activities. An outdoor ice rink is open daily and it is possible to practice ice climbing and snowshoeing. If you fancy a break, then Turin is a fantastic and impressive City with great architecture, history and shops.
Sestriere itself is functional with several improvements after the last Olympic games Turin 2006. There some nice shops, a fitness centre and a swimming pool. Apres-ski is quieter during the week but becomes very lively at weekends.  Some bars like Pinky offer live music, good food and drinks. There are also restaurants to suit all tastes. A few restaurants in the area are well known for their outstanding cuisine like Tre Rubinetti, Last Tango and La Baita.
Holiday Homes in Italy offers a number of great apartments located in the heart of Sestriere. These are all typical mountain style chalet properties which we are renowned for and offer good quality accommodation with a number of apartments with varying sleeping capacity to accommodate couples, families and groups.
The apartments are all located close to the town centre and the lifts and are nicely furnished and offer all you would need from a self-catering ski holiday in Sestriere. In addition to apartments, we also offer some excellent hotels in Sestriere.
Additional info
  • Nearest airport: Turin 45 mins – 1hr
  • Km of piste: 400 km
  • Altitude: 2825m (Sestriere)
  • Number of lifts: 92 (Sestriere)
  • Number of slopes: 146 (Sestriere)
  • Blue 25% 
  • Red 55%

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