The skiing is mainly on one side of the valley however on the other side there is a gondola link which takes you to the top of Mount Fraiteve from where you get stunning panoramic views. All levels of skier should find something to satisfy them in Sestriere and the neighbouring resorts. There is steep terrain and off-piste for advanced skiers, an endless amount of good cruising reds for intermediates and excellent slopes to learn on for beginners close to the centre of town. Please be aware that closures can occur at short notice due to adverse weather. Also included is the latest avalanche threat and snow depths.
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The local runs are found in two main sections: Sises, located in front of the village, and Motta, above Borgata. Motta 2,m is higher than Sises and provides plenty of vertical including the steepest run in the region.
Sises too offers a world-class run, the Col de Sises, from where expert skiers can access great off-piste. The nursery runs are good and there are a number of easy runs located above the ski school meeting point near the centre of the resort. Borgata, a lift ride away, has gentle blue runs which favour more confident beginners.
And Sauze also has smoother runs for beginners to get their ski on. Steeps, mogul fields, wooded areas and wide panoramic runs — Sestriere has plenty. Also, try the narrow chutes from to Claviere from Pian del Sole.
Heli-skiing is also big here and the experience is well worth the expense. Tree skiing in Sestriere is highly rated by expert skiers — there are lots of wooded areas which are much less dense than those in the French Alps which means that powder can stay untracked for days.
Turn Airport is approx.
Sestriere Piste Map