Ski hire in Sestriere
Sestriere: the kingdom of high-altitude skiing
Sestriere is an absolute paradise for skiiers, snowboarders and generally, for all mountain lovers.
This site, located in Piedmont, was created by the Agnelli family in the 1940s, when Senator Giovanni Agnelli, grandfather of the founder of Fiat, acquired a huge plot of land where ski lifts would later be built, as well as hotels and a fair amount of accommodation.
Due to the the most important industrial family in Italy’s passion for mountain life, this Alpine station has been modernised over time, becoming one which is currently considered one of the most avant-garde in Europe and which, every year, attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world during the winter season.
Altitude and international events
Sestriere, standing at 2035 metres high, is considered the highest commune in Italy. This allows a spectacular natural snowfall from late November to mid-April and makes it an incredibly popular destination for ski lovers.
Additionally, those who travel to this resort can enjoy the use of 164 kilometres of pistes: 10 beginners trails, 20 for intermediate skiiers and 5 for experienced skiiers.
However, this Alpine station’s main claim to fame is the 2006 Winter Olympics, and the fact that every year it is home to some of the most important cup races in the Alpine ski world. During the winter games, three new tracks for international competitions were created: Kandahar Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, for the slalom, Sises, a track for real professionals, and Kandahar Bianchetta Giovanni Nasi, which has a slope of 58.5 %.
All you need for a high altitude holiday
An alpine resort such as Sestriere has the highest level of tourist services.
For skiers and snowboarders, there are numerous rental centres where one is able to rent equipment, or simply pick it up it having booked online with services like Skib. In addition, there are plenty of bars and restaurants on the slopes to suit all tastes and budgets, to relax and refresh onesself between one descent and another.
On the site, you can also engage in activities which are not entirely connected to skiing, such as sledging, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice skating.
Finally, at the end of a day on the snow, there are a large number of places to taste traditional dishes, and top-class hotels in which to spend the night.