Italy, Milky Way Ski Area

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Sestriere Ski Piste Map
Sestriere Ski Piste Map


At just over 2,000m, the highest resort in the popular Milky Way ski circuit

Sestriere was built in 1930 by Giovanni Agnelli for the recreational pleasure of workers at his Fiat factory in Turin, but also to encourage a wider use of the motor-car in the immediate pre-war years. It is high and snow-sure, while below the tree-line slopes have been cut through larch forests between 200 and 300 years old. It was here that Alberto Tomba dominated World Cup slalom races in the late 80s and throughout the 90s. Sestriere is linked with the vast Milky Way (Via Lattea) resorts of Sauze d’Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana and Claviere – 275 miles of skiing all told. And there’s even night skiing too, if you still have the energy! The resort was at the very heart of the downhill events of the Turin Winter Games when the already extensive lift system was further improved, with new uphill capacity in Sestriere, Sauze and Sansicario. The ski pass now includes one day’s skiing in Montgenèvre, France.


Insiders guide
  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Endless skiing on huge Milky Way ski area
  • A Winter Olympic resort


Banchetta Apartments

The Banchetta Suites are situated in the centre of Borgata, a small and friendly village just a short distance from the main resort of Sestriere

£ 594 Per person
Banchetta Hotel

The Banchetta Hotel is situated in the centre of Borgata, a small and friendly village just a short distance from the main resort of Sestriere.

£ 564 Per person
Hotel Belvedere

Set in a quiet location with wonderful vistas of the valley, the Hotel Belvedere has been completely renovated and offers its guests a warm, sophisticated atmosphere with elegantly furnished public rooms and a restaurant sporting panoramic views.

£ 684 Per person
Hotel Cristallo

A relatively new hotel in Sestriere, the Hotel Cristallo has achieved a reputation for high quality and has a cosmopolitan feel. Its excellent position means you overlook the main ski runs and can sit and relax in the spacious public areas and watch over the resort.

£ 794 Per person
Hotel Principi Di Piemonte

Located on the piste overlooking Sestriere, the striking and superior Hotel Principi di Piemonte (ex Roseo) is in a great position to make the most of the slopes.

£ 834 Per person
Hotel Sud Ovest

The Hotel Sud Ovest is a small family-run hotel that provides attentive service and a relaxed atmosphere.

£ 654 Per person