The area basks in a proud history of international sporting glory, playing host to the 1997 World Championships and the Winter Olympics 2006. Racing down Kandahar, the men’s Olympic downhill run, visitors can unleash their own inner athlete. With excellent nursery slopes near town, tree lined red runs for intermediates and exciting steep terrain off-piste options for advanced skiers, there’s something for everyone on luxury ski holiday here.
Sestriere’s unique location – at the crossroads of the famous Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area – allows skiers to drop into neighbouring resorts, such as lively Sauze d’Oulz and picturesque San Sicaro. Luxury ski chalets can be found just moments from the nearest ski lifts and gondolas, one of which carry visitors to the crest of Mount Fraiteve, and boasts majestic panoramic views.
Snowboarders and freestyle skiers can showcase their skills at the fabulous snow park. For James Bond types, Sestriere boasts adrenaline popping heli-skiing experiences. After soaring over peaks and valleys in a helicopter, skiers are dropped on a remote mountainside to access untouched powder.
Adults and little ones alike will delight in the open-air ice rink and the resort also offers magical floodlit night skiing. Sestriere is a luxury ski holiday destination that is ideal for families with its relaxed ambience, and low-key apres ski.