Located at the heart of the Via Lattea region of Europe - also known as the 'Milky Way' - the Sestriere ski experience is perfect whether you're a total novice or a seasoned skier. Comprised of some 140 slopes across a vast 400km area in Alpine Italy, this purpose-built resort boasts both guaranteed snow cover and a range of exhilarating activities, from heli-skiing and ski-doo trails to snow hiking and ice-skating. Meanwhile, by night the Sestriere ski resort offers a range of vibrant Apres-ski options, from gourmet restaurants to a plethora of entertainment venues.
Served by excellent transport links, the resort can be reached from Milan within 2.5 hours. Flybe operates flights to and from Milan Malpensa (MPX) Airport from a number of UK destinations, including Manchester and Edinburgh. Why not use the 'Book Now' tool on this page and start planning your Sestriere ski break today?
Constructed in the 1930s, some 11 miles from Italy's French border, this high-altitude resort really stands out from the crowd. Given it was chosen to host the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and Paralympics, it's unsurprising that it boasts some of the world's best skiing facilities, including 146 pistes and numerous artificial runs covering a total of 400km, with something to suit skiers and boarders of all abilities.
However, it's the option to ski day or night on a floodlit piste that gives Sestriere its edge, making it a real magnet for thrill seekers throughout the season. Even if you happen to visit outside of peak season you're sure to find something exhilarating to do – in fact, the region has become a magnet for mountain bikers keen to sample the snowless slopes, while the resort boasts Europe's highest 18-hole golf course.
Of course, there's no better way to kick back after an energetic day on the slopes than by enjoying a little Apres ski. This cosmopolitan resort caters to all tastes, whether you want to enjoy a slap-up meal or relax with a drink or two. The main street through the town is home to numerous bars and restaurants, ranging from pizza joints to gourmet outlets. Meanwhile, party animals can enjoy a tipple or two at the local Irish-themed bar, dance the night away at the disco or even enjoy a spot of karaoke.
With so many challenging trails to tackle and so much to do when the sun goes down - including heading back to the slopes - your biggest challenge will be packing it all in during a Sestriere ski break.
|Lift pass prices|
|Week (6 days)||€155.00|
|Milan airport - 2.5 hours|