Itinerary: Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Cesana, Claviere, San Sicario
Sestriere, the popular ski resort and winter destination
Sestriere is a modern, well-equipped ski resort that is located in Piedmont, 100 kilometers west of Turin. Being more than 2,000 meters above sea level, it is the highest municipality in Italy, and it benefits from a beautiful position in the area of Susa Valley and not so far from the border with France.
The town and the ski area were founded in the Thirties by the Agnelli family, one of the most influencing family of Italy at that time. Since then, it has always been one of the most popular and trendy ski resorts of the Alps and, today, it boasts very modern and well-equipped facilities that attract mountain goers and winter-sport enthusiasts from all over Europe.
The ski resort of Sestriere is part of Vialattea (Milky Way), the largest ski area in Europe, that offers a huge ski area: skiers will enjoy more than 164 kilometers of high-quality slopes, which become 400 kilometers if the whole Vialattea area is considered. Sauze d'Oulx, Cesana, Claviere and San Sicario are other well-known ski resorts that are part of Vialattea, but Sestriere is undoubtedly is the most important.
This is because over the years Sestriere has gained popularity in occasion of various Winter World Cups and of the Winter Olympics and the Paralympics Winter Games of Turin, held here in 2006. Sestriere is the ski resort that hosted the largest number of competitions at international level worldwide.
During the years, several investments have been allocated to renew and modernize the slopes, whose levels of difficulties range from beginners to advanced (black slopes), even though the majority of the skiing area is dedicated to intermediate skiers. Many activities are available apart for classic skiing: night skiing, off-piste skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobile trips, snow-racket walking, ice skating.
Sestriere is a lively, elegant winter destination where to spend an unforgettable holiday. Besides the many snow-relating activities the town offers several other facilities such as wellness centers, cafes, restaurants, shops, trendy nightclubs and discos, and an exclusive 18-hole golf course that is the highest one in Europe, ... and, of course, spectacular mountain sceneries!