Ski Sestriere

Sunday 04 February 2024 - Sunday 11 February 2024

(7 nights)

From £1215

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.

Pistemap Sestriere

Your holiday includes

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 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.

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Location & Itinerary

Resort Information

Skiing Levels

  • 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.

 Mountain Facts

  • 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)
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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.

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Telephone

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 - AccommodationPrice
Place in a female twin share room£0.00Sold Out
Place in a male twin share room£0.00Sold Out
Place in a sole occupancy room£299.00Sold Out
Ski SestrierePrice
London Gatwick£1215.00Sold Out
Birmingham£1234.00Sold Out
Edinburgh£1234.00Sold Out
Manchester£1234.00Sold Out
Birmingham Ski Carriage£40.00Sold Out
Gatwick Ski Carriage£40.00Sold Out
Manchester Ski Carriage£40.00Sold Out
Edinburgh Ski Carriage£70.00Sold Out

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Passport validity

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).

Travel Insurance

Please ensure that you have adequate personal travel insurance to suit your requirements in place before you travel.

Global Health Insurance Card

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

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Host & Everything Else

Dianne Repsch

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.

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