Sestriere Ski Resort

Sestriere ski resort is superbly positioned at the heart of the Milky Way with access to 400km of pistes across several ski resorts including Sauze d’Oulx. The skiing in Sestriere ski resort is suited for all levels of skiing because of its varied terrain. The slopes to the east of the resort are the most challenging and steep, whereas the Fraiteve side of the mountain is less steep. Beginners have learning zones near the main village. If you’re looking for a challenge there are the Olympic and World Cup downhill runs to test yourself on.

Purpose built in the 1930s, Sestriere has a modern and trendy feel. Off the slopes, Sestriere ski resort has some fantastic restaurants serving delicious Italian cuisine. Après ski is varied – from cosy wine bars to more lively bars and pubs. At the weekends the bars can be filled with locals and tourists, but during the week it is more low-key. The mountain views are truly stunning and the village is easy to get around too.

If you want a break from skiing you can try ice skating, skidooing and dog sledding. There are some great snowshoeing walks where you can admire the beautiful natural surrounding of the area. The main village has a large public swimming pool, which is ideal after a day’s skiing.

To find out more about Sestriere ski resort, call our ski experts today.

Sestriere Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 45m

Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Stunning scenery
  • Superb restaurants

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 2,040m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,840m
  • Total Ski Area 400km
  • Lifts 92
  • Blue Runs 97km
  • Red Runs 223km
  • Black Runs 80km

Ski Accommodation in Sestriere, Italy

Our collection of Sestriere ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Sestriere

Ski Areas in Sestriere

Part of the expansive Milky Way region, Sestriere has access to over 400km of piste stretching from the neighbouring resort of Sauze d’Oulx all the way to the French resort of Montgenèvre. Situated just above the treeline, the ski resort is one of the highest resorts in Italy, and with its high number of snow cannons, skiing is always accessible.

Skiing in Sestriere

Skiing in Sestriere

The vastly interconnected trails spread over the Milky Way can be easily accessed from Sestriere. All abilities of skiers are catered for in this area, especially intermediates with a great selection of red runs spread through the region. Beginners have a range of nursery slopes to learn on, as well as good progressive runs found further up the mountain. Experts can enjoy hard black runs and additionally, heliskiing opportunities, which are hugely popular in the area.

Sestriere Ski Weekends
Snowboarding in Sestriere

Snowboarding in Sestriere

Sestriere is a fantastic area suitable for all types of boarders. Beginners are well catered for, especially in the Borgata area where there are quiet nursery slopes perfect to practice on. Intermediates and experts can enjoy a mix of black and red runs, offering great slopes to carve down. The area also hosts a range of off-piste ideal for freeriders, and freestylers can enjoy the 300m long park in Borgata.

Ski Schools in Sestriere

Ski Schools in Sestriere

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Sestriere

Crèches in Sestriere

The kindergarten in Sestriere, named Sestriereland, hosts a range of obstacles in a large playground perfect for children. There is also a Mini Club Sestriere located in Piazza Fraiteve for children aged 1 to 8 years.

Restaurants in Sestriere

Restaurants in Sestriere

There is a variety of restaurants on offer in resort. La Baita offers traditional Italian food perfect to re-energise after a day on the slopes. For good quick eats, Zio Popy and Pinkie’s Pizzeria are popular choices. For a finer dining experience, the Shackleton Restaurant offers local speciality dishes cooked with local ingredients.

Après Ski in Sestriere

Après Ski in Sestriere

Après ski in Sestriere is known to be lively, especially at the weekends. Pinkies Pizzeria is well known in resort for its delicious pizza, live music and reasonably priced drinks, located right on the main pistes. Black Pepper, the Irish Igloo and La Caverna are also popular and remain lively until late.

Non-Skiers Sestriere


Non-skiers can enjoy a variety of winter trail walks available in Sestriere, including snowshoeing walks. Other winter activities such as ice skating, Skidooing and dog sledding are also on offer. There is a large public swimming pool located in the town that makes a great spot for those not looking to get on the snow.

Map of Sestriere

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