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Sestrière Ski Resort Guide

Sestrière, Italy

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length400km
Highest Lift2,840m
Resort Height2,040m
 Nearest AirportsTurin Caselle and Turin Cuneo
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The Italian ski resort of Sestrière is in the Italian Alps at an altitude of 2,040m, with 400km of marked runs.


Sestrière is part of the Milky Way ski area with access to 933km of downhill skiing, with 598 marked pistes, served by a total of 175 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Sestrière itself (400km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Milky Way ski resorts of Clavière, Sansicario, Sauze d'Oulx and Montgenèvre.

The ski resort itself is at 2,040m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,840m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Sestrière offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Sestrière.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Kandahar Banchetta', which is 3km in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sestrière?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm, expected on 1 November.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Sestrière

Ski Area Stats

Sestrière Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

The Milky Way Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sestrière Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,840m
Resort Altitude (Sestrière)2,040m
Lowest Piste1,840m
Max Vertical1,000m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sestrière
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Sestrière

Ski Hire Shops in Sestrière.

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Location and Map

Where is Sestrière?

This ski resort is in the Italian Alps in Turin, Piedmont.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sestrière is Turin Caselle, 87 minutes drive away.

Turin Cuneo, Annecy, Geneva, Genoa, Milan Linate, Lyon Bron, Milan Malpensa and Lyon St-Exupéry airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 92 ski lifts are able to uplift 70,900 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km of ski runs, with 90 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Sestrière open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Sestrière Piste Map

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Sestrière, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Sestrière Tourist Office for the latest.

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