Take a look at our skiing in Sestriere
Activ4 groups skiing in Sestriere have lessons with the renowned Scuola Sci Sestriere and party leaders have been impressed with the results. Here is just one of the pleasing comments…
‘The ski school in Sestriere was fantastic! Without doubt the best group of instructors I have experienced in over 15 years of school ski trips. Their English was excellent, technical instructions and the need to have fun were balanced really well and all students made fantastic progress during the week’
When you are skiing in Sestriere you are skiing at around 2500m which is a great advantage for school ski trips that depart either early or late season. The snow record in Sestriere in particular is second to none.
Sestriere is in the heart of what is currently Europe’s biggest ski area known locally as the Via Lattea but it is the Milky Way to the rest of us. There are a total of 146 skiable pistes which together total 400 km of runs, of which 120 are provided with artificial snow. Sestriere is also one of the few resorts where it is possible to ski at night on a floodlit run and having done so I can promise you it is great fun.
Sestriere regularly hosts Alpine Ski World Cup events and was chosen as the centre for the alpine events in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and the Winter Paralympics, hosting all the men’s alpine skiing competitions and being the site of one of the three Olympic Villages.
Pragelato is a pretty little village about 15 minutes along the valley road and it is a great base for school groups. In 2006 it was chosen to host the ski jumping event but we have chosen it because it offers such good value for money. Pragelato not only makes it affordable to ski in the Milky Way but its relaxed and secure atmosphere means that it is really suitable for school ski groups.