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The bussiest destination in the Vialattea ski resort, Sestriere has also hosted many international competitions and offers ski-lovers premium-level high-tech pistes

Welcome to  Sestriere
Vialattea means “The Milky Way” in Italian, and Sestriere is the brightest star in our firmament. Sestriere regularly plays host to internationally-acclaimed sports events, including numerous editions of the Alpine Ski World Cup. Then, in 2006 an outstandingly important event took place: the 20th Olympic Winter Games of Turin. Sestriere was chosen as one of the three Olympic Villages.

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Destination Info

Sestriere in Italy is one of the highest altitude ski resorts in the Via Lattea area and it’s the worlds very first purpose-built ski resort. This resort is well-known for its excellent snow record, extensive snow making equipment, well-maintained slopes, sunny skiing, and fantastic mountain views.

Sestriere consists of three main ski areas: Sises, located in front of the village, Motta / Banchetta, located above the satellite village of Borgata and Fraiteve, accessed by gondola from across the valley, from where skiers can access Sansicario and Sauze d’Oulx. Lastly, Pragelato is accessed by cable car from under Banchetta.

Apres Ski

Although Sestriere’s slopes, overall ski area and close proximity to Turin are the areas’ principal assets, the après ski attractions are more on the limited side.

In the village you will find a good selection of dainty cafes and nice restaurants which serve local, Italian flavors. There is also a handful of bars, perfect to enjoy a drink after a long day on the slopes. Weekdays are usually rather slow and low key but on the weekends the village steps up a gear and everything livens up.

For traditional Piedmontese cuisine, a trip to Ristorante La Baita is a must! Simple and authentic flavors prepared from locally derived fresh products and accompanied by specialty Italian wines.

One of the most well-known après destinations is the I.Gloo bar-restaurant. Perfect to enjoy breakfast, lunch dinner or just a quality aperitif whilst enjoying the serene view of the renowned Sestriere ski slopes.

For a pizza and aperitif, Pinky Bar will not disappoint, with views overlooking the Sestriere square.


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Sestiere Ski Terrain – Beginners

In the Via Lattea ski area, you will find about 71 blue runs ideal for beginners. Several of those are located at the base of the Borgata ski area while others are in Manovia but note that they tend to become a little crowded on the weekends. Lastly, on the lower section of the Garnel chair, opposite the gondola base, you will find some easy, sheltered slopes perfect for practicing your skills.

Sestiere Ski Terrain – Intermediate

Via Lattea is the perfect location for intermediate skiers. With around 220km of red pistes, it consists of approximately 50% of the total ski area. The red trails are the connecting link for the whole ski area, so intermediate skiers will get the most out of the slopes. Most intermediate piste trails are concentrated on the Motta sector. A solid diversity of beautiful trails are spread across the mountainside, all heading into Borgata. Beyond that, the real intermediate pistes are at the neighboring Sansicario. We recommend taking the Fraiteve gondola up first thing in the morning to experience super turns.

Sestiere Ski Terrain – Experts

The expert skier will not be disappointed whilst in Sestriere, as the advanced on piste trails are considered the best in the region. One worth mentioning is the Kandahar, a 2.5km long trail, designed for downhill racing, perfect for adrenaline-junkies. On the top section of Sises, you will find a few routes with a long surface, that the more advanced skiers may find challenging. As far as off-piste trails are concerned the Sestriere area has three distinct freeride zones based on the mountain complexes of Motta-Rognosa, Sises & Fraiteve. Beyond these, the broader Via Lattea off-piste includes the wonderful forests of Sauze d’Oulx & the complex options through the Moon Mountains between Claviere & Montgenevre.

Sestiere Ski Terrain – Snowboarders

Sestriere’s own snowpark is around 250m long and features many facilities such as a kink-box, rainbow box, c-box, modular boxes, wooden pole and fence, pole-jam and many more. During the season, the setup of the structures is constantly modified for new games. Beginners may feel intimidated to ski straight into a popular snow park and start trying their skills at freestyle snowboarding. Fortunately, Sestriere’s snow park has a section designed entirely for beginners, aiming to provide an easy, nurturing environment for rookies. In the neighbouring areas of Saulz d’Oulx, Sansicario and Montgenevre, you will also find snowparks.



Elevation between 1350 m and 2823 m. / Resort height: 2035 m

■ 400 km of slopes

■ 71 lifts

■ 96 km blue

■ 220 km red

■ 84 km black

Day tickets for Via Lattea ski area – Italian sector, 2022-2023 winter season:

The Milky Way lift pass in Sestriere covers you for all the resorts on the Italian side of the border.  

Adults: 40€ 

Children: 15€ 

Senior: 30€ 

Nearest airports:

■ Milan (Malpensa airport): 230km / ~2.35h by car

■ Geneva: 238km / ~2.50h by car

■ Turin airport: 102km/ ~1.30h by car

 Towns worth visiting:            

■ Turin: 102km /~ 1.30h by car

■ Chaberton adventure park

■ Sestriere sports center

■ Forte di Fenestrelle


■ Skiing/ Freeride skiing

■ Snowboarding

■ Mountaineering ski

■ Cross country skiing

■ Snowshoeing

■ Sled dog tours

■ Heliski / helicopter flight

■ Dog sledding

■ Ice climbing

■ Ice skating

■ Curling

■ Motor sled