Sestriere, The Milky Way
Italy's highest resort, in the heart of the International Milky Way (Via Lattea) ski area - Sestriere has something for everyone and an enviable snow record!
Certainly the highest and probably the best resort in the Milky Way, Sestriere was the first purpose-built village in the Italian Alps. At 2,035m, it is the highest town in Italy. The 1997 World Championships were here and Sestriere featured heavily 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.
Although purpose built, Sestriere is surrounded by stunning scenery and has everything you need. 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.
Sestriere is a surprisingly good value resort. 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.
Choice of Restaurants
Easy Slope Access
Great for Mixed Abilities
Large Ski Area
Torch Light Descents
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