Sestriere village and panorama, Sestriere The ski resort of Sestriere was built in the early 1930s under the leadership of the founder of Fiat, Giovanni Agnelli, who wanted to create a holiday village for the workers at his factory in Turin. The resort is located in the Piedmont Alps on a sunny plateau in the heart of an immense ski area, the Milky Way (Via Lattea). This area includes the ski resorts of Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Cesana SanSicario, Claviere and Pragelato in Italy and Montgenèvre in France. Sestriere has always hosted important international winter sports competitions and during the 2006 Winter Games the resort hosted one of the three Olympic villages and hosted the men's downhill skiing competitions. The resort has many top level ski slopes immersed in a beautiful landscape. Skiers can also enjoy evening skiing on one of the ski slopes used in the Olympics.

Downhill skiing

  • Maximum altitude: 2823 m
  • Minimum altitude: 1350 m
  • Number of ski lifts: 17 (funiculars: 1, gondola lifts: 1, chairlifts: 7, drag lifts: 8)
  • Number of ski runs: 41 (black: 11, red: 15, blue: 15)
  • Total distance: 87 km
  • Dedicated activity areas: 1 (snow park)
  • Piste map

Distance by car

  • Turin to Sestriere: 100 kilometres (62 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Chambéry to Sestriere: 149 kilometres (93 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Grenoble to Sestriere: 148 kilometres (92 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Official website of the resort

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