Sestriere

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Sestriere belong to Via Lattea.

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hinrik
11/02/2019
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Nice slopes, plenty of possible red and black slopes. There are blue too. In practice, four places, Sestriere, Sansicario, Sauze dÓulux and Montgenevre. Riding pistes even a week after snowfall. Nice restaurants in all villages. Lift queues most on the weekend. Went with Nortlander great / nice guides / travel guides when getting used to understanding Danish.

Hanna Hamad Johansson
Hanna Hamad Johansson (Guest)
28/12/2018
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Lovely ski resort with good connection to the French ski resort Mongenevre. Here you will find everything for both families but also partying young people. If you are looking for heli-skiing, there is the resort.

maxenbraxen
27/12/2018
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Sestriere offers a nice ride and thanks to the fact that it is part of Via Lattea, there is much to explore. On sunny holidays there can be a lot of people in the form of Italians from Turin, but these preferably stay on the slopes so you can find nice pristine rides outside. Otherwise, if all the lifts are open, one can get away with the right short lifts in this homeland of the four-wheel lift.

The slopes are well-groomed and there are some really long nice slopes, especially in the neighboring areas of Sauze d'Oulz and Sansicario. The mountain Banchietta between Sestriere and Pragelato also has nice slopes. The black and red piste from Mont Fraiteve down to Sansicario is clearly a favorite, pity just that it takes three pretty tough lifts to go back up if you want to go there again.

It is highly recommended to explore the other side of the system against Claviere and Montgenevre. It's a bit there from Sestriere, but there are nice views along the way. In Montgenevre you can find nice cross country skiing at higher altitude in the area around Serre Thibaud. We were only here for a day and many lifts were closed, but there seemed to be nice forest skiing and lots of terrain to explore. I would love to go back here with lucky equipment when there is a lot of snow.

Via the Lattea system really has a ride for everyone and Sestriere is a nice village to start from, even though it is on the end of the system. However, it can be strategic to live closer to the French side, as the gondola lift Sestriere-Fraiteve can close if it blows a lot and then you do not take over the mountain.

gsoul
03/12/2018
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Be here at the end of January 2017 but did not have excessive snow as noted when traveling down the valley past Sauze d'Oulx. The area of ​​Sestriere and its villages is quite large and there is a ride for everyone but maybe not very much for the advanced.
The village is pretty big with some varied restaurants and a pretty big nightclub.
The food just does not fail in Italy, which little hut you end up in, it's really good.

So did 1 week here, it was ok but nothing left a direct impression and I do not have to go back.

Heddious
23/11/2010
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Sestriere is part of the huge Via Lattea system. Went over there one day last winter (lived in Serre Che) and was mostly pleasantly surprised. As it was weekend, it was spotty with people from Turin and Milan, and the car queues down the mountain were huge, but the ride was good.

The slopes have numbers, something that made me quite lost when I'm used to France where all the slopes have names, but honestly, that's a pistemap the last thing you need in Sestriere.
All slopes cross each other hello, and as long as you know which side of the valley you are on (not difficult) it's impossible to get wrong.
On one side of the village are the slopes used for the Turin Olympics and on the opposite side you can cross to Sauze d'Oulx and the rest of Via Lattea. That's it. Also takes a cab lift from Pragelato to Sestriere. There are no slopes down to Pragelato but according to people who had more luck with the snow than I did - cruel forest skiing.

I will definitely try to get to Sestriere again, and next time I will go there mid-week after a dump.

Got even my prejudices about the average ski Italian imprisoned. Red, black, shop racers and prada sunglasses - everywhere. Magnifico!

Stefan_Stockholm
30/12/2003
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Sestriere is part of the skiing area Via Latte (The Milky Way). According to the land placement, this will be the world's largest cohesive ski system.

I was in Sestriere and went for a number of helicopter skiing January / Feb 2002 and it was great. Helicopters are expensive so it became quite the most fun skiing as well. Went even in a place called Montgenevre also is part of Via Latte.

Really good skiing in both places. You can find nice forest skiing in Sestriere, reminiscent of the Sierre Chevalier on the other side of the border (about 30 minutes by car from Montgenevre).

In addition, it takes only 1-1.5 hours to drive to La Grave if you want to know it.

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