Sestriere is an italian village of 884 inhabitants near Turin, in the Piedmont region.
It is located on the pass that links Val Chisone and Val Susa. At 2,035 metres (6,677 feet) above sea level, it is the highest italian village and so one of the most well-known destination for ski lovers. It is the most important ski station in all the Piedmont region, in the heart of Via Lattea.
Established in the 30’s by the Agnelli family, today it looks like a french station with a high number of accomodations, ski slopes and sport facilities.
Sports and Sestriere are deeply linked, infact the village hosts the Alpine Skiing World Cup and, in the past, it has hosted the Alpine Skiing World Championship (1997) and in February 2006, Sestriere has been a main venue for XX Winter Olympic Games and for IX Winter Paralympic Games.
There are 5 black slopes (20 km) for alpine skiing. There’s also a flat area for beginners: 10 slopes for 42 km. For those who are at an intermediate level, there are 20 slopes for 102 km. In front of the World Championship slopes there’s a mount side with the connection to San Sicario, through Mount Fraiteve. Here you can choose to go down to Sauze d’Oulx or San Sicario. The skiing area of Sestriere is about 164 km, but if we consider all the Via Lattea it’s about 400 km.
In Sestriere, there are several touristic offers such as eliski, night skiing, snowmobile trips, alpine and off piste skiing, ice skating rinks.
Furthermore, you can find wellness centres, sport venues, 18 holes greens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, cinemas, discos and many night clubs where entirely enjoy your vacation.