Hotel Cristallo   Sestriere , Italy 4 Stars

Our view: Exceptional location makes this a firm favourite for those who want to be the first on the slopes

The hotel itself is of a good standard and offers modern and comfortable accommodation.

  • Access to wellness facilities
  • A la carte restaurants
  • Lounge and separate TV room
  • Free afternoon tea served 4 - 6 pm
  • Package Summary
  • Half board
  • View the travel options & pricing grid below
  • Holiday Ref: 14112N
Booking information: Prices are per person and based on 2 sharing unless otherwise indicated. Room and flight supplements may apply. Special offers and ski deals are subject to availability and may sell out at any time. Terms & Conditions

Hotel Cristallo

Features

  • Half board

Location:

  • Ski lift - 50m
  • Ski school meeting point - 50m
  • Resort centre - 50m

Facilities:

  • One restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge and separate TV room with satellite TV
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Spa features:

  • 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.

Meals: Half Board.

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

Important information: 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 snow10 cm
Lower slopes50 cm
Upper slopes140 cm
Pistes
Piste stateGood
Runs to resortSpring snow
Off piste snowVaried
CommentsSpring conditions across the resort
Lifts open62
Lifts total69

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.


All snow report information supplied by Ski Club of Great Britain Ski Club of Great Britain