Hotels in Sestriere don’t get more central than the Du Col, sitting in pride of place at the very centre of the village. A stay here means first dibs on the slopes each morning and doorstep access to the Milky Way’s 400km of piste. It’s got a really friendly vibe throughout and has a cosy lounge with panoramic mountain views. Or if you prefer things a bit more lively, head downstairs to the pub for après with a locals’ atmosphere.
At a Glance
- Ski-out hotel, just 1 minute from the lifts
- In the village centre, close to ski rental and ski school
- Refurbished rooms for winter 16/17 - new, modern style
- Friendly Italian hospitality, ideal for families and groups
- Bar/pub with giant flatscreen TV and pool table
- Free unlimited wine or soft drinks with evening meals plus daily afternoon tea or coffee.
At the heart of the hotel are the comfy rooms – uber modern design, with stylish touches like sleek wooden floors, pops of colour and inspiring artwork. And there are plenty of room options to suit your group – twins, triples, quads and singles. The restaurant serves up regional and Italian specialities – perfect for refuelling after a big day on the mountain – and wine, water and soft drinks are all included.
- Central location
- Less than 1 minute's walk to nearest ski lift and nursery slopes
- A short ski or 10-minute walk to ski school meeting point
- Ski-in (conditions permitting)
- At the foot of the slopes
All rooms have a satellite TV, hairdryer, safety deposit box and telephone.
Twin Room - sleeps 2: Twin beds, private shower and WC. Cots are available for this room.
Twin Room - sleeps 2: Twin beds, private shower, WC and balcony. Cots are available for this room.
Twin Room - sleeps 2-4: Twin beds, two single beds, private shower and WC.
Twin Room - sleeps 2-3: Twin beds, single bed, private shower and WC.
Please note: Rooms are automatically made up as twin beds. Double beds (twin beds made up as a double) need to be requested at the time of booking.
Cots are available to hire, free of charge, for use in selected rooms. Request at time of booking. Interconnecting rooms are also available.
- Quiet bar/lounge with panoramic mountain views
- Lively après pub with giant projector screen and Sky TV
- Pool table
- Free WiFi throughout
- Large restaurant
- 70 bedrooms
- Buffet breakfast
- 4-course buffet evening meals with wine, water and soft drinks included
- Afternoon tea and coffee served 4.30pm-5.30pm
Tourist tax payable locally
An approximate fee of €2 per person per night.
"Skiing for all abilities, a great snow record and the scenic Milky Way...."
- A high-altitude resort with excellent snowmaking.
- Great skiing with plenty of local slopes for all abilities.
- Easy access to Sauze d'Oulx next door and to the wider Milky Way ski area.
Sestriere is renowned for its great conditions: it's high up, faces north-west and has extensive snow-making equipment. There are lots of open runs on the local slopes, plus some off-piste among a handful of tree-lined slopes.
Head out to the Milky Way ski area and you’ll get 400km of piste that’ll take you to Sauze d’Oulx, Claviere and to Mongenèvre in France. Sestriere village is quieter than neighbouring Sauze d’Oulx, but there’s still a good choice of bars if you fancy a few drinks after a day on the mountain.
The village was the first purpose-built resort in the Italian Alps, improved in 2006 by the Winter Olympics being held there. For something special off the slopes, try your skating skills on the open-air ice rink with views of the mountains.
Ski two countries
From Sestriere, you can easily access the Milky Way resorts of Sauze d'Oulx and Sansicario and, eventually, Claviere and then Montgenèvre, in France. With your lift pass you can head over the French-Italian border for one day during your holiday to enjoy the longest sledge run in France, the Luge Monty Express, loads of powdery runs and 2 border cross tracks, ideal for snowboarders and freestylers.
Most of the beginners slopes fan out in an arc from the ski school meeting place in the centre of Sestriere with easy runs from the two baby lifts and the Jolly. To the right of the area are two further drag lifts, ideal for first timers.
Sestriere is an intermediate's paradise. The skiing is on two main areas, Banchetta and Sises, offering plenty of choice from short mogul fields to long wide runs for cruising. An added bonus to the 21 lifts in the immediate Sestriere area is the amazing number of runs on the extensive Milky Way.
The huge bowl of the Amfiteatro offers excellent skiing and the black runs at the top of Motta and Sises provide the expert with plenty of skiing. The famous Kandahar Slalom and Kandahar Banchetta runs are used in World Championship races.
Rack up your mileage with a Ski Away-day to Montgenèvre. Just a 45-minute bus ride away from Sestriere, you’ll be on the slopes in time for first lifts, be able to practise your techniques on wide, cruising greens and play around in the Milky Way’s biggest snow park. With your local 6-day lift pass, you get 1 free day to let loose on the fabulous Montgenèvre mountains to slide, carve or freestyle to your heart’s content. Speak to your rep for more details.
From steep couloirs to open bowls, Sestriere is a haven for off-piste opportunities. The Monginevro Pass has a lot of easily accessible bowls from the lifts or with a short hike on skins. One of the most beautiful descents, down Pitre de l'Aigle, requires just under an hour's walk, but it's worth it. The route down to Pragelato involves a lovely open bowl at the beginning followed by some exciting lines through a larch forest.