It was the scene of the World Alpine Skiing Championship in 1997 and in 2006 the venue of the Winter Olympic Games.
Sestriere is located between the Chisone Valley and the Upper Susa Valley on an altitude of 2035 m. It is 105 Km far from Turin and it has about 850 inhabitants distributed on a mountain surface of 2580 hectares. It is a famous tourist resort, especially during the winter season, rich with ski tracks for both Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing.
It forms part of the Via Lattea ski resort with Clavière-Cesana, Sauze d’Oulx, Sansicario and Pragelato. Among all the tracks the most interesting ones are: Banchetta, Sises, Fraiteve and Rio Nero.
Sestriere is made up of 4 inhabited units: Sestriere Colle, Sestriere Borgata, Champlas du Col and Champlas Janvier.