IAT di Sestriere - Turismo Torino e Provincia
Via Louset - 10058 Sestriere
Tel. +39.0122.755444 - Fax: +39.0122.755171
www.vialattea.it - www.casa-olimpia.it - www.turismotorino.org
10058 Sestriere (To)
Sestriere, situated at an altitude of 2035 on the homonymous hill overlooking the Chisone Valley and the Susa Valley, was the first modern Italia ski resort. Opened in 1937 by the Agnelli family, Sestriere now places every entertainment opportunity at the disposal of snow lovers. The main centre of the Via Lattea district (over 200 different ski runs served by 78 lift systems, 400 km of ski runs with an artificial snow network covering over 60% of the skiing surface), it offers the opportunity to link up with a further sic resorts in the district and to ski by night in the light of the reflectors on the Giovanni Alberto Agnelli ski run. From the easiest ski runs to the harder off-piste slopes, from ski touring to cross-country skiing, here everyone finds the ideal ground for testing their personal skills, safely descending the tracks which hoisted the downhill skiing competitions of the Torino 2006 XX Olympic Winter Games.
To experience the greatest thrills, we recommend the Kandahar slalom Giovanni Alberto Agnelli ski run (used for great sporting events and positioned centrally with the arrival point in the town centre, served by the Cit Roc chair-lift, from the arrival area it is possible to see the whole competition track), the Sises ski run, named since 2004 after Gianni Agnelli (this is the run used for the “giant” in the 2006 Olympics; the start is situated on the slopes of Monte Sises and the track is very difficult and technical; the ski run is served by the Cit Roc chair-lift and the Sises ski-lift), the Kandahar Banchetta – Giovanni Nasi ski run (the start is at an altitude of 2,800 metres, the highest point of the Via Lattea, from which it is possible to enjoy a fabulous view of the surrounding mountains); the ski run travels along the slopes of Monte Motta before descending to Monte Banchetta and ending in Sestriere Borgata. It is a course recommended only for expert skiers. In the initial stretch, on the wall, a maximum gradient of 58.5% is reached. And for those who like having fun on natural humps, channels and difficult stretches, there’s nothing better than ski run 32 Motta and 5 Sises. These are joined by an ice rink, just one of many features that make Sestriere the undisputed queen of Piemonte’s mountains.
SESTRIERE BY NIGHT
A shuttle bus runs in the evenings and at night between Cesana, Sauze di Cesana, Pragelato and Sestriere, the municipalities that make up the Consorzio Sestriere e le Montagne Olimpiche (The Sestriere and the Olympic Mountains Group). Travel on the two lines is provided free of charge and the buses run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 2 April 2011, from 7.30pm until 5am at the ends of the lines.
- Download the timetable for the Sestriere-Cesana shuttle bus
- Download the timetable for the Sestriere-Pragelato shuttle bus
alpine skiing: 9 easy ski runs - 23 medium difficulty ski runs - 14 difficult ski runs
cross-country skiing: 8 km of ski runs, travelling there and back. The track winds between Monterotta and Soleil Boeuf
snowboarding: Snowpark Sestriere in the locality of Alpette, created on run one, it is split into an area for beginners and another for more expert riders. There are rails, boxes, funboxes, kickers, walls, rides and spines, half-pipes or quarter pipes.
FACILITIES FOR SKIERS
ski hire, ski school, mountain rescue, artificial snow system, alpine guides, children’s play park, sledging and dinghy area artificial snow system
Scuola di Sci di Sestriere, Tel. +39.0122.77060
Scuola Sci Olimpionica Sestriere - Tel. +39.0122.76116
Scuola di Sci Sestriere Extreme - Tel. +39.0122.76214
Scuola di sci Borgata Sestriere - Tel. +39.0122.77497
Centro Fondo - Tel. +39.0122.755016
HOW TO GET THERE
By plane: Milano (200 km), Torino Caselle (105 km)
By train: Torino - Modane railway line
By car: A32 Torino - Bardonecchia motorway, Cesana exit. National Road 23, National Road 24.
Date of last update: 02/01/2012