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Italy | Región: Piedmont

Sestriere is located in the Pie Monte region. A famous resort in the Italian Alps, it is part of the Via Lattea domain, which is made up of Sestriere, Sansicario, Sauze d´Oulx, Cesana et Claviere.

The union of these four resorts, about an hour’s drive from Turin and has 400 km of pistes.

Sestriere, situated at 2035 metres near Val Chisone and overlooking the Valle di Susa, was the first modern Italian ski resort. Created in 1937 under the impulse of the Agnelli family, Sestriere offers today to the snow lovers many possibilities.

The largest resort in the Via Lattea ski area (more than 250 pistes and 70 lifts, 400 km of slopes with an artificial snowmaking network covering more than 60% of the skiable area), it offers the possibility of communicating with six other resorts in the area.

From the simplest slopes to more difficult off-piste terrain. From skiing, mountaineering to cross-country skiing, everyone will find here the ideal place to test their abilities, descending in complete safety on the routes that were the scene of the alpine skiing competitions of the XX Olympic Games of Torino 2006.

To experience strong emotions we recommend the Kandahar run Giovanni Alberto Agnelli (where great sporting events took place, it is served by the Cit Roc chairlift, from the arrival area you can see the entire competition course), the Sises run which since 2004 bears the name of Gianni Agnelli (it is the “giant” course of the 2006 Olympics; the start is on the slope of Mount Sises and the course is very arduous and technical.

The piste is serviced by the Cit Roc chairlift and the Sises ski lift), the Kandahar Banchetta – Giovanni Nasi piste (the start is at 2,800 m, the highest point of the Vialattea from where you can enjoy a wonderful view over the surrounding mountains); the piste runs along the slopes of Monte Motta and then descends down Monte Banchetta and ends at Sestriere Borgata.

It is a route recommended for expert skiers: in the initial section, on the wall, a maximum slope of 58.5% is reached. Those who love to have fun among uneven terrain, large canals and vertiginous stretches can take the 32 Motta and 5 Sises slopes. There is also an ice skating rink, an activity for all ages. All these possibilities make Sestriere the undisputed queen of the Piedmont mountains.