Skiing at Sestriere trades on the enormous scope of the lift-linked Milky Way - or in Italian, the Via Lattea - and on snow conditions uncharacteristically good for this region. North-facing slopes, high altitudes, and snowmaking equipment ensure snow cover and, following the 2006 Olympic Games, it enjoys vast improvements to the uplift system, trail network, and extensive snowmaking capacity. Crowding can be problematic during weekends and holidays, when hordes flock in from Milan and Turin. Weekday visitors enjoy silent slopes and wait-free lift lines. Beginners have vast opportunities throughout the Milky Way, but Sestriere is known to have the region's more difficult slopes. “Never-evers” head for any of the 12 nursery slopes in the region, and Sestriere reserves its Manovia area only for beginners. Intermediates explore the long trails and forever views throughout the entire region, and adventurous mid-level skiers can try heli-skiing. Advanced skiers take the drag up Motta, the highest and steepest point in the Milky Way region, or race down the World Cup trail at Kandahar.
The Grand Hotel Sestriere, located in the centre of Sestriere, with a view over the mountains, was completely renovated for winter 2004/2005. 50m from the main square and 150m from the ski slopes.
The Hotel Cristallo in Sestriere has been completely renovated and stands in a central and unique position. It is directly opposite the ski lifts, in the middle of the village near the ski school and the golf course.
The traditional alpine style Hotel Biancaneve is located on the Sestriere Col, in a sunny and relaxing position. The pleasent homely atmosphere of the hotel, that suits particularly groups and families, encourages relaxing.
L'hotel Miramonti in Sestriere is situated in a panoramic and sunshine position near to the ski slopes and the golf course. The hotel is situated around 400 metres from the center with the ski bus stopping in front of the hotel.
The Hotel Savoy Edelweiss in Sestriere is a traditional alpine-style building, built in the fifties and renovated in the course of the last 10 years. Located in the center of the village, only 150 meters from the ski-lifts.
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