Built by the owners of the Fiat car company in 1934 and owned by them for 70 years, Sestriere is one of the earliest and still one of the highest purpose- built ski stations. Sitting on a sunny plateau, snow cover is guaranteed thanks to both altitude and one of the world’s most extensive snow making operations. Before hosting downhill events in the 2006 Winter Olympics, the Alpine World Championships were staged here in 1997, and the Men’s World Cup races take place here every December.
Sestriere sits is in the midst of the Milky Way (aka Via Lattea) ski area – one of the largest in Europe. The area is renowned for its stunning scenery and offers 212 entertaining ski runs, many of which wind through beautiful tree covered landscapes. More advanced skiers will enjoy the varied routes and the ability to ski all the way across to Montgènevre, while beginners are not left out, with plenty of gentle blue runs to choose from.
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