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Sestrière

Sestrière Ski Resort Guide

Sestrière, Italy

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length249 miles
Highest Lift9,318ft
Resort Height6,693ft
 Nearest AirportsTurin Caselle and Turin Cuneo
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Sestrière

The Italian ski resort of Sestrière is in the Italian Alps at an altitude of 6,693ft, with 249 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Sestrière is part of the Milky Way ski area with access to 580 miles of downhill skiing, with 598 marked pistes, served by a total of 175 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Sestrière itself (249 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Milky Way ski resorts of Clavière, Sansicario, Sauze d'Oulx and Montgenèvre.

The ski resort itself is at 6,693ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 9,318ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Sestrière offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Sestrière.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Kandahar Banchetta', which is 2 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sestrière?

The next notable snow forecast is 1in, expected on 5 December.

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Ski Area Stats

Sestrière Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
4250 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
118139 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
5460 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 7 
Downhill
Total Length
249 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
6 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
92

The Milky Way Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
114
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
309
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
142
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
33
Downhill
Total Length
580 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
175

Altitudes

Sestrière Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,318ft
Resort Altitude (Sestrière)6,693ft
Lowest Trail6,037ft
Max Vertical3,281ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sestrière
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Rental in Sestrière

Ski Rental Shops in Sestrière.

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Ski Lessons in Sestrière

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Sestrière Ski Schools and Sestrière Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Sestrière?

This ski resort is in the Italian Alps in Turin, Piedmont.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sestrière is Turin Caselle, 87 minutes drive away.

Turin Cuneo, Annecy, Geneva, Genoa, Milan Linate, Lyon Bron, Milan Malpensa and Lyon St-Exupéry airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 92 ski lifts are able to uplift 70,900 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 6 miles of ski runs, with 90 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sestrière open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Trail Map

Sestrière Trail Map
Sestrière

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Sestrière, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Sestrière Tourist Office for the latest.

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