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by: Tom Holt - 11th March 2019

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Ability to go elsewhere in the Milky Way also Hotel du Col and Pinky Bar
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I just spent a week at Sestriere throughout the entire week my party were not particularly pleased with the resort and all of us agreed we wouldn’t return. In this review I have compared it to Montgenèvre which is the French part of the Milky Way Valley. First of all the good things: Pinky Bar and Hotel du Col were incredibly friendly as were most restaurants and bars in the town. In your lift pass a day’s skiing in Montgenèvre was included and we found the skiing really good there. The reps from Crystal were also very friendly. The slopes when open in Sestriere provide a good array of beginner and challenging slopes with some fantastic long reds with beautiful scenery. The negatives: the resort was partially closed we believe due to ‘winds’ this was not well explained which concentrated a lot of people into a small area. Whilst I firmly believe skiing should be for everyone I disagree with arrogance. The local ski school and race squad contained a lot of children who were being ‘supervised,’ by instructors who regularly cut you up on runs, pushed past you in the queue and on four occasions that I saw were texting whilst skiing red and blue runs. The food on the slopes was a joke with food often overpriced and on one occasion staff very rude. Now I understand that there are challenges involved in getting food up a hill but Montgenèvre was able to do it for a lesser price and higher quality. For anyone considering going to Sestriere I would recommend Montgenèvre over it as the runs seemed to be all open when Sestriere wasn’t. The runs were slightly more interesting and the food on the slopes is better.

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  • Tom Holt (11th March 2019)

    I just spent a week at Sestriere throughout the entire week my party were not particularly pleased with the resort and all...

  • Alex Turner (25th February 2019)

    Half term overcrowded especially on Saturday. Lift pass is ridiculously expensive for outdated antiquated chairs. Two didn't run in entire week. Lift...

  • mentalbadger (1st February 2017)

    Visited Sestriere in 2015 as a group of 3 males. Cheap food and drink with easy access to the piste from the...

  • nortonbetts123 (23rd December 2014)

    great mountain skiing in general is great not good for beginners tho but amazing for intermediate

  • Clark (6th September 2010)

    Went as a party of 4, two beginners (including me), one intermediate and one expert (my partner). We stayed at the Olympic...

  • towerman14 (27th January 2010)

    The closure of the lift from Borgata to Sauze means that all skiers have to use the Fraiteve lift to accsess Sauze,...

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