Extensive skiing over five peaks and six resorts on the Italy-France border
Sitting at the very heart of The Milky Way ski area in Italy, Sestriere and nearby Borgata is the perfect home base for those of us who truly love the mountains. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a seasoned expert, The Milky Way ski area truly has something for us all! A purpose built resort that was constructed in the 1930s (and extended again in 2006 to host the Turin Winter Olympics) Sestriere has a modern and trendy feel to it, with a lively après ski crowd that congregates in the popular bars and pubs around the town when the lifts close.
Your holiday includes
- Accommodation in Twin/Double share rooms unless single taken
- 7 breakfasts, 7 evening meals
Your holiday extras
- Single supplement if required
- Tourist Tax (approx €2 per person per night).
- Drinks and some meals
- Optional extras.
- Ski Requirements – Full Lift Pass - £247; Ski & boot hire from £86; Ski Hire from £56, Ski/Snowboard Tuition from - £180 – 5 days; Ski Carriage per skis/board
- Personal travel Insurance
There are wonderful long runs and impressive views from the slopes on Mount Motta at 2823m, with wide open spaces above the tree-line as well as picturesque wooded runs below. The long chain of linked resorts, with 400km of pistes, gives skiers and boarders a wonderful opportunity to travel from resort to resort.
Location & Itinerary
- Beginners 4/5
- Intermediates 5/5
- Advanced 4/5
- Snowboard 5/5
Sestriere for beginners
Some good nursery slopes for beginners sit directly beside Sestriere, in front of the Scuola Nazionale Sci and are serviced by drag lifts Baby1 and Baby2 (however these are not free and you will need a lift pass). Once you feel ready to progress, the whole Milky Way ski area is your oyster! Starting in the local area, the long piste down to Borgata is recommended, before heading over to Sauze d’Oulx.
Sestriere for intermediates
The whole of the Milky Way sits on the doorstep of Sestriere, with 400km pistes, and a majority of them being easy cruising blues, and slightly more challenging reds. In the immediate Sestriere area, Motta is a good choice for getting back on your ski legs, but as you travel further afield, you’ll find plenty of runs that both sit within your comfort zone as well as push you further. One excursion that may interest you is a day trip over the border to ski in French Montgenevre, which offers some further mileage as well as an exciting day trip out.
Sestriere for advanced
There are 40 black pistes across the Milky Way ski area, with plenty more opportunities to explore some off-piste areas. For those seeking an adventure, there is heli-skiing available in the resort which your rep can organise for you.
Freestyle and terrain parks
The freestyle park in Sestrieere is located 300 metres to the left of the Cit Rock lift, and next to button lift 27. For those ambitious skiers and snowboarders who want to go a little further, there are 5 freestyle and terrain parks across the whole Milky Way ski area.
- Area 400 km
- Resort Altitude2035m
- Ski Alt. From1509m
- Ski Alt. To2800m
- Runs – 52 blue / 111 red / 40 black
- Longest Run 6 km
- Lifts - Chairlifts 34 , Cable car 1 , Draglifts 21 , Gondolas 3
- Lift Times - All week general 08:30 to 16:45 (Typical opening time during peak seasons and subject to the prevailing weather) 6 day lift pass covers the entire Milky Way Ski area
- Lift Ski Lockers No
- Local Pass Lifts 59
- Night Skiing Included No
- Mountain Restaurants 30
- Snow Cannon Coverage 60%
- Off-piste Options Yes
- Off-piste Restrictions Signed where restricted
- Slope Direction N,E,S,W
- Snowpark Info - 5 (1 in Sestriere, 4 Milky Way area)
Travel & Stay
Grand Hotel Sestriere
The ever popular Grand Hotel Sestriere offers an excellent level of service and facilities in comfortable and welcoming surroundings. Furnished in classic Italian style you'll feel like your in Italy. Grand Hotel Sestriere has great facilities and an even better location. The lifts are only a few minutes away and you can get to them easily with the free shuttle available at certain times. The centre of town is a short walk away and you can look forward to some great mountain views when you get back to the hotel - we recommend enjoying them from the bar. If you've got some spare time, head for the spa and check out the sauna, steam room and whirlpool (payable locally). Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
- Cable or satellite programmes
- Minibar or fridge
- Room safe
Provisional Flight Information
04/02/2024 Gatwick to Turin Dep: 0600 Arr: 0850
11/02/2024 Turin to Gatwick Dep: 0940 Arr: 1030
04/02/2024 Manchester to Turin Dep: 0750 Arr: 1105
11/02/2024 Turin to Manchester Dep: 1205 Arr: 1320
04/02/2024 Edinburgh to Turin Dep: 0700 Arr: 1035
11/02/2024 Turin to Edinburgh Dep: 1125 Arr: 1300
04/02/2024 Birmingham to Turin Dep: 0700 Arr: 1005
11/02/2024 Turin to Birmingham Dep: 1105 Arr: 1210
Transfer to resort: 2 hours
Luggage Hold Allowance Included 22kg
Availability & Pricing
|Ski Sestriere - Accommodation||Price|
|Place in a female twin share room||£0.00||Sold Out|
|Place in a male twin share room||£0.00||Sold Out|
|Place in a sole occupancy room||£299.00||Sold Out|
|London Gatwick||£1215.00||Sold Out|
|Birmingham Ski Carriage||£40.00||Sold Out|
|Gatwick Ski Carriage||£40.00||Sold Out|
|Manchester Ski Carriage||£40.00||Sold Out|
|Edinburgh Ski Carriage||£70.00||Sold Out|
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You should have at least 6 months remaining on your passport from the start date of your holiday and your passport must be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left).
Please ensure that you have adequate personal travel insurance to suit your requirements in place before you travel.
A UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) gives you the right to access state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in the European Union (EU).
UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) are still valid and offer the same cover as GHICs in the EU.
Once your EHIC has expired, you’ll be able to replace it with a GHIC.
NB – A GHIC/EHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance!
The latest FCO travel guidance for Italy
Host & Everything Else
Breakfast and dinner will be taken in the Central Restaurant. Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 10am and has plenty of hot and cold options. The buffet has a chef station where they cook eggs to order. Dinner is buffet style with different stations serving a wide range of dishes. This hotel caters for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free - charges may be applicable, please enquire.