Ski lift - 50m
Ski school meeting point - 50m
Resort centre - 50m
- One restaurant
- Lounge and separate TV room with satellite TV
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Wellness centre with free use of gym, whirlpool, sauna and hamman
- Massage available on request
Rooms: All feature flat–screen TV‚ Wi-Fi‚ minibar‚ mini–safe and bathroom with bathrobes‚ slippers‚ hairdryer‚ shower & wc.
Standard rooms (2–4 people): Twin‚ triple or four–bedded rooms are at the back of the hotel.
Superior rooms (2–3 people): Larger twin and triple rooms have stunning views of the slopes.
All rooms are located on the 1st and 2nd floor.
Hot and cold buffet breakfast and four-course evening meal, including a choice of first and main course,
salad buffet and dessert. Christmas & New Year meals included.
Number of rooms: 42
Due to recent changes in
Italian tax law, a daily ‘Tourist
Tax’ may be charged. If charged, you would need to pay the hotel
directly and the amount varies between approx. €0.50 & €3 per
person, per day depending on the star rating of the accommodation.
Sestriere Resort Info
Most probably the best resort in the Milky Way, Sestriere was the first purpose-built village in the Alps. It hosted the 1997 World Championships and ran many of the races at the 2006 Turin Olympic Games. Because it's at high altitude, there is top-class snow, supported by widespread snowmaking. All levels of skier should find something to sink their teeth into. There is steep terrain and off-piste for advanced skiers, great scope for intermediates and good facilities for beginners. This is all supported by a continually improving lift system, which only gets overloaded at weekends and on major holidays.
The resort itself is not overly attractive, as opposed to the stunning scenery around, but it does have everything you need off-snow: plenty for non-skiers to do, a good range of restaurants, mainly hotel-based accommodation and up-tempo nightlife at the weekends, which caters to the Italian brigades up from Turin and Milan.
Overall, Sestriere is a surprisingly good value resort, considering its renown. It's also an excellent base for exploring the Milky Way, with its own all-ability pistes to satisfy everyone. Ignoring the less-than-heavenly architecture, this is one of the best Italian resorts.
More Sestriere resort information
Sestriere Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 24 Feb 2017|
|Last snowed|| 09-Feb-2017|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||50 cm|
|Upper slopes||140 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Spring conditions across the resort|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 26-Feb-2017)
Thursday 23rd February was another fun spring like day for our featured Italian resorts. Abundant sunshine and comfortable if not warm temperatures made for lovely ambient conditions. On piste conditions are typical of spring snow, a melt freeze cycle creates firm fast pistes early in the morning tending softer and wetter as the day progresses. From the Sella Ronda in the east to Mont Blanc and The Matterhorn and even in the far south Milky Way, conditions are almost identical.
However, like most of the European Alps a change is coming in tonight. Tomorrow is expected to be mostly snowy with light to moderate snow fall almost everywhere. The weekend will be sunny and spring like again, before Italy dives into a week of forecasted heavy snowfall.
European Weather Outlook
It has been a tough week all over the Alps recently with heavy rain, warm temperatures and strong sunshine all negatively impacting snow quality. However, a change is coming and the early signs of its arrival are visible already. Cloud cover will gently increase throughout today as much needed fresh snow and cold temperatures move in tonight. Tomorrow will see cloudy snowy conditions all over the Alps with light to moderate snowfalls expected. The freezing level will quickly drop which means it will snow all the way down to the valley floor.
Beyond this sudden change Saturday will bring slightly warmer temperatures by the afternoon with Sunday being a mostly sunny day. A large snow storm is currently is forecast to bring very heavy snowfalls to the Alps next week. It would seem winter is returning from its brief summer vacation, and not a moment too soon.
In the Pyrenees a mostly sunny weekend is ahead, no significant snowfall is expected before Tuesday 28th.
In far north Scandinavia a slight change to the normal pattern of dull overcast weather. Moderate snowfalls are expected over the next few days. Powder days are unlikely but certainly enough to create excellent on piste conditions.