Review of snowboarding and skiing in Sestriere Italy.
Sestriere Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1931 the Italian ski resort Sestriere lies at 2035 metres altitude in the Piedmont / Piemonte region of the Italian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2840m Sestriere ski area is snow sure. Over 90 snow cannons ensure artificial Sestriere snow making covers 10km of ski trails, which equates to around 60 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Sestriere (Italy) is Genoa at a distance of 260km or approximately 250 minutes driving time. Sestriere ski season runs from December to April.
alpine downhill runs to ski in Sestriere Italy
7 runs 0km
54 runs 97km
118 runs 223km
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Skiing in Sestriere
Skiing Sestriere you'll enjoy 221 pistes and trails and that means approximately 400km of ski runs. Sestriere lifts number 80 with the capacity to uplift 110000 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the Italian ski resort of Sestriere is over 7.3km long.
Sestriere Ski Area
Sestriere ski area has 3% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 24% intermediate, 53% advanced ski slopes and 19% for expert skiers - the most difficult Sestriere piste is the 3km Kandahar Banchetta run, with a steepness/slope angle of 35%. You can ski Sestriere after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Sestriere for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Sestriere
If you snowboard Sestriere you'll want to know that, of the 80 ski lifts in total, 36 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Sestriere snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Sestriere snowboard facilities include 4 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Sestriere for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Sestriere Apres Ski
The apres ski Sestriere scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
23 apres ski bars 33 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 1 games room 1 concert 2 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 3 saunas 3 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 1 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 20 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 1 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Aerobics, Basket Ball, Body Building, Facials, Flights, Ski Jump.
Sestriere for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
More Sestriere Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Sestriere resort - ski Sestriere by any other name
The Italian ski resort of Sestriere ski resort is also known as Sestriere (Milky Way) Via Lattea Sauze D'Oulx and has the following common misspellings:
Sestriere ski area has ski slopes which face N W
The direction which the various Sestriere ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Sestriere ski resort has ski slopes facing N W.
Sestriere for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Sestriere reviews, 4 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.