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Sestriere

Ski and snowboard in the olympic area

Heart of the Via Lattea resort is Sestriere, founded in 1930 on a mountain pass, a village that grew into the years and developed a wide ski area and has today offers for all kind of tourists.
Sestriere is able to offer a wide range of opportunities to those who wants to have an amazing holiday on the snow.
Sestriere, located at 2.035m on the sea level, was founded on the mountain pass that links two valleys: Val di Susa, east, and Val Chisone, west. The landscape is characterized by the majestic mountains, like Fraiteve (2701 m), Monte Sises (2658 m), but the highest altitude are the 2850 m of Monte Motta and 3.280 m of Punta Rognosa.
 
The residential area is divided in four different municipalities, Champlas Janvier and Champlas du Col, lower on the Val di susa's side, Sestriere Colle high on the nountain pass, Sestriere Borgata again lower in the val Chisone's side.
 
Sestriere has 146 lifts, between them Banchetta, the olympic one, Fraiteve and Sises.

Sestriere is famous for being the first resort allowing night ski: Giovanni Alberto Agnelli lift is famous for its modern lighting system that allows night ski and competitions.Indeed, this amazing lift hosts the slalom competitions of the FIS Alpine Ski World cup.
For those who prefer to ride or compete with ski-cross, there is the snow park, in the Rio Nero valley.

The most famous snow park of the resort is without doubts the Double Black Park, build in the exact center of the resort at 2400m of altitude, where perfect snow conditions are guaranteed.
Thanks to his position can be easily reached by both Sauze dOulx and Sestriere.
 
How to reach the resort:
Reaching the resort is easy: from Torino with the highway A32 val di Susa, direction Bardonecchia/Frejus first, leaving the highway in Oulx and following Cesana on the SS24, then.
Otherwise Sestriere can be reached by Pinerolo through val Chisone's SR23 direction Villar Perosa, Pragelato.
From Pragelato there's lift that links directly with Via Lattea, otherwise Sestriere is 10 minutes far by car.
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