Sestriere, the highest town in Italy with 2035m of altitude, is a mountain resort renowned for its cable cars and its natural beauty. Its slopes are part of the famous Via Lattea ski area.
Sestriere boasts 87 km of slopes, able to meet the needs of skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Specifically: five black slopes, 10 for beginners and 20 for those who are experienced on average.
These numbers are introduced in a larger context: the Via Lattea (Milky Way), which is a ski area between Italy and France. In fact, it includes, together with Sestriere, the cities of Sauze d'Oulx, Cesana, San Sicario, Claviere and Montgenévre.
The Milky Way is one of the largest ski areas in Europe, with its 89 lifts and 214 trails that stretch for over 400 km. Sestriere is located in the center of this universe dedicated to snow, in a great location for visiting the valley.
From the Olympics to the World Cup
Every year, Sestriere attracts millions of tourists and mountain lovers, as it is one of the World Cup Alpine Skiing venues. For the Olympic Winter Games in 2006, it became the Olympic location and there were created, in particular, three tracks: the Kandahar Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, for the slalom, now also lit for night skiing; the Sises, whose track was only suitable for professionals with significant technical basis; Kandahar Bianchetta Giovanni Nasi, which in its most difficult point reaches a gradient of 58.5%.
In addition to these dedicated tracks for experts, Sestriere offers slopes practicable by beginners and amateur skiers who can choose to stay in this location, or move, thanks to the easy access, to the other plants of the Via Lattea.
Sestriere: not only ski
Sestriere boasts numerous first level hotels for your skiing holidays. Special attention is also directed towards all those occupations not properly connected to skiing: snowmobiling on sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating are just some of the activities you can enjoy in this Via Lattea area.