Hotel Cristallo

  • Milky Way Ski Area, Italy, Sestriere

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Hotel Cristallo's really popular thanks to its location at the foot of the pistes. It means you can be on the slopes in no time and close to the centre of Sestriere where there's over a hundred shops, bars and restaurants.

This is a modern hotel that's perfect for skiers who want to be in the middle of it all. Don't miss the free afternoon tea and biscuits, they're served every day between 4pm and 6pm and will keep you going until dinner. Most of the food here is locally sourced and we love the regional dishes. 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach from Turin airport.

Added value

Free nights available for arrivals 19 - 25 Dec 22, 08 - 28 Jan 23, 05 Mar - 09 Apr 23 (min 14 night stay)

Early booking offer available for arrivals all season (ends 31 Oct 22, not cumulative with other offers)

Single parent offer available for arrivals 19 - 25 Dec 22, 08 - 28 Jan 23, 05 Mar - 09 Apr 23

Senior saver offer available for arrivals 19 - 25 Dec 22, 08 - 28 Jan 23, 05 Mar - 09 Apr 23 (applicable to customers of 65+ yrs)

Family offer available for arrivals 19 - 25 Dec 22, 08 - 28 Jan 23, 05 Mar - 09 Apr 23

Free daily afternoon tea & biscuits from 4pm - 6pm

Free ski storage in hotel's piste-side ski deposit

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 46
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax of €2 per person per night payable locally directly to hotel.

Rooms

Standard Twin Rooms are about 18m² and sleep up to four people (extra beds are twin beds). The rooms can have twin beds or a double bed. They have a TV, safe, bath or shower and hairdryer. Double Rooms for sole use are available for a supplement.

Superior Twin Rooms are about 24m² and sleep up to four people. They have a Mountain View.

Single Rooms with a French bed are also available.

Accessibility

Adapted rooms can be requested, please let us know about your requirements in advance.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 4
  • Access ramp: Yes
Sestriere

Sitting at the very heart of The Milky Way ski area in Italy, Sestriere and nearby Borgata is the perfect home base for those of us who truly love the mountains. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a seasoned expert, The Milky Way ski area truly has something for us all!

A purpose built resort that was constructed in the 1930s (and extended again in 2006 to host the Turin Winter Olympics) Sestriere has a modern and trendy feel to it, with a lively après ski crowd that congregates in the popular bars and pubs around the town when the lifts close.

Sestriere is also home to the Tabata night club, which claims to be one of the biggest and the best that the Alps has to offer!

Sitting amongst 400km of pistes, there is plenty of skiing and snowboarding to be had in Sestriere and beyond, joining the pistes over at Sauze d’Oulx, Claviere and Montgenèvre over the border in France.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 400 km
Runs
52
111
40
Longest run 6 Km
Snowparks

5 (1 in Sestriere, 4 Milky Way area)

Lifts Drag lifts 21, Chairlifts 34, Cablecars 1
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus False
Things to Do

Sestriere restaurants, food and drink

Sestriere offers a great selection of restaurants and bars from its ideal location at the centre of the Milky Way ski area. Predominantly Italian and Piedmont cuisine, this area is known for its wines and Prosecco, as well as cheese, meat and freshly made bread and pasta.

Pinky Bar on Piazza Fraiteve is a great little bar/ pizzeria where you can relax after a day of skiing or head to in the evening for a pleasant traditional Italian meal. For those staying in Borgata, there is Antica Spelonca where lovely local dishes are served. Last Tango is a another great restaurant to head to if you’re in pursuit of traditional Italian food and drink, and is located on Via La Gleisa (above Carabinieri Station).

Up on the mountain, the food is still excellent and a bit to eat with your après at Da Casse (Lou Brachettes) restaurant won’t go amiss- you can find it sitting just off Black 4, with great food and good music, an a la carte and snack menu. If you’re looking for a more traditional eating setting then IL Capret at the bottom of Blue 3 in Borgata has tasty cuisine with a multiple choice options and various selections daily.

 

Sestriere après, bars, clubs and nightlife 

Sestriere is a lively location on the après front, since it is a popular resort for young people as well as old, from both near and afar! The party scene really picks up at the weekend when the local Italians from Turin come to ski.

There is no shortage of locally produced wine in the area, and there are a variety of bars and clubs to prop your ski boots up in at the end of the day, whether you’re looking for a traditional pub or a club that continues until the early hours of the morning. Prosecco, wine and Italian beers are popular in the area, but they also include imported varieties.

Pinky Bar sits on Piazza Fraiteve and is not only a fabulous restaurant but also a good place for a drink (or two!). Bar Sestriere makes a good location if you are on a bar crawl through the town, and also plays sports on the TVs. Bar Kovo has some great exclusive deals for Inghams customers as well.

If you’re on the lookout for some night life then head to Tabata Night Club, one of the largest (if not THE largest) clubs in the Alps, open after 22:00 on Via Monterotto. 

 

Sestriere shopping

The shops in Sestriere are amongst the usual expected stores, including sports and designer clothes, and equipment. These are mainly based around Piazza Fraiteve. There is a local market that takes place on Tuesday mornings outside Palazzetto dello Sport car park, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

Sestriere spas and relaxation

If you are looking for a spot of pampering, then you will be pleased to know that most 4-star hotels in Sestriere open their doors to the public to come and enjoy their spa facilities at a local price. Stay with Inghams at the Hotel Cristallo and you can enjoy the spa, gym, Turkish bath and sauna.

The local leisure center, Palazzetto dello Sport also has an indoor-outdoor heated swimming pool, a gym as well as a spa and wellness suite. The views from the heated pool are absolutely breathtaking.

If you are not arranged to stay at a particular hotel, most things are bookable locally.

 

Sestriere arts, culture and events

The resort of Sestriere is modern, having been constructed in the 1930’s for the employees of the Fiat car workshops in Turin, and was extended again in 2006 to host to the Turin Winter Olympic Games. You can still visit some of the land marks and coast down the Alpine downhill courses.

Events across the Milky Way ski area are definitely worth exploring upon your arrival in resort, so speak with your Inghams rep to find out what’s happening during your stay.

If you wish to explore further afield to Turin, then you will find shops, galleries, museums (including the Egyptian museum) and more. It takes roughly 1.5 hours to get to Turin by car, and 2 hours by public transport.

Ice Skating - The Ice Park in Sestriere is fun for all levels and is a great alternative activity to skiing. Open 10am - 6pm (Times may differ on public holidays and Carnival) daily and costs approx €7 entrance and €6 skate hire. Prices and times are a guide from the Ice Park and may be subject to change, contact your rep in resort for latest information.

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE

Save up to £53 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Learn to Ski Pack
6 days area pass, 6 days 'Blue' skis & boots, 6 days tuition (2 hrs 50 mins per day)
Adult from £305 Child from £271

All Learn to Ski Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
11-74yrs
Youth
9-10yrs
Child
4-8yrs
Senior
75+
Area Pass 6 L £135 £135 £82 £164
H £189 £189 £82 £164

L (01 Nov - 19 Dec), H (20 Dec - 08 Apr)

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £57 £75 £118
Skis & Boots £87 £105 -
Snowboard & Boots - £114 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £47 -
Snowboard & Boots - £66 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis/Boots - £47 -
Helmet - Free* -

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child
4-12yrs 
Ski 5 2 hrs 50 mins per day £149 £149
Snowboard 5 2 hrs 50 mins per day £149 £149

 Lessons start at 10am on Monday.

6 day beginner ski school with Sunday start available. 

Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wellness area with sauna, steam room and whirlpool
  • Massage and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Gym
  • Heated boot room
  • Parking (payable locally)
Family Facilities

Babysitting is available on request

  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals available
Meals

You can have breakfast and dinner in the hotel's restaurant every day, where they serve local and international food. There's a big buffet breakfast each morning and three courses for dinner including salad, vegetable and dessert buffets.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.882956
  • Latitude: 44.959666
  • Location Description:
    • Piste side location in Sestriere
    • Cit Roc lift 100 metres
    • Ski school 100 metres
    • Resort bus stop 100 metres
    • Near resort centre

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Hotel Cristallo
Sestriere, Milky Way Ski Area,Half Board
08/01/2023 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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