Sestriere gained international renown during February 1997 when it hosted the World Cup Ski Races and it was selected to host the 2006 Winter Olympics. Now an international resort, it is part of the famous 'Milky Way' ski circuit, a magnificent area with over 400kms of pistes with excellent skiing for all grades in spectacular scenery.
Cosmopolitan and lively, with many overseas visitors in addition to Italians and British there is an international atmosphere - Pinkies Pizzeria for après ski drinks, Irish Igloo for great music and a lively atmosphere, Spotties Bar for cocktails and Tabata for a bit of disco. Osteria Barabba is a great wine bar/restaurant.
Sestriere is an intermediates 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 89 lifts on the extensive Milky Way.