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Sestriere Ski Passes

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Sestriere is among the earliest purpose-built ski resorts in the Italian Alps. It's also one of the highest sitting resorts in the Milky Way ski area at 2,035 metres. It has fantastic snow conditions thanks in part to its high altitude and north-west facing slopes. Sestriere gained international recognition as it hosted the World Cup Ski races back in February1997 and the World Winter Olympics in 2006. As part of the Milky Way ( also commonly known as the Vialattea), Sestriere has access to up to 400 kilometres of pistes across a range of difficulties and suitable for all ski ability levels.

Types of Ski Pass in Sestriere

The default lift pass in Sestriere is the Milky Way lift pass which grants full and unlimited access to the Milky Way including all the resorts within its circuit. You can purchase different variations and discounts on the lift pass depending on your current situation and length of stay. There are usually standard discounts available from criteria such as age of the skier to time spent on the slopes. We have detailed a few standard variations and discounts. If you are planning on booking a holiday to Sestriere, please contact us for more information on any developments on ski passes discounts.
Beginner Ski Pass
The Sestiere Beginner ski passes are exclusive to the resort grant access only to the lifts in the local Sestriere area and beginners slopes. The pass does not include the wider Milky Way ski area.
Half Day Ski Pass
A half-day pass allows skiing 1 pm onwards. Ideal for skiers that engage in non-ski activities in the morning and ski in the evening. Perhaps it's also a perfect option for the apres-ski party people who stayed up all night and need a late morning start.
Season Ski Pass
Sometimes called or referred to as the Winter Pass. Covers the entire ski season which usually kicks off from the very end of October. Purchased on a lump sum, it provides a daily discount each time it is used on the slopes.
Snow Park Ski Pass
The ski pass for Snowboarder ( Freeriders, freestylers and carvers). This grants access to the snow park located at the resort base in Sestriere.
Children Ski Pass
Childrens ski pass discount for children under 5 years old. Accompanying adult must have a full Milky Way ski pass. A passport or recognised id will be required for presentation at point of purchase.
Gold Ski Pass
The Gold Ski Pass is also a senior ski pass and it provides discounts for skiers born in and before 1946. Passport proof is required. Year of birth for Gold Pass discounts may be subject to change annually.
Where Can I buy a Sestriere Ski pass?
You can buy your Sestriere ski pass from any of the ticket offices or ticket machines below the lifts at the resort. It is a relatively small resort so either of the ticket points is hard to miss. There are ticket offices in the resort centre, at the end of the row of shops facing the slopes, as well as the bottom of the Fraiteve gondola. The main ski pass office is located in Piazza Agnelli.

If you are making your ski holiday booking with us online at Erna Low, the easier and most convenient way to purchase your ski pass is directly with us as part of your overall ski holiday booking. Securing your ski pass with us is a very straightforward process and easily puts you ahead of the long queue you may encounter at the machines ( especially at peak times). It also saves you the extra task of trying to purchase passes upon arrival; ordering your pass online as part of your booking automatically ticks that box leaving you with one less thing to worry about when you arrive.


How Do Ski Passes Work in Sestriere?
When purchased, the ski pass access is electronically added to a smart card which you should always have in your possession when heading out to the slopes.
The card functions in a similar fashion to most travel and metro cards; just swipe or scan yourself through the lifts for access to the slopes. Some can be kept in front or sleeve pockets for contactless access and remote activation of the card.
Can I Pre-Book My Sestriere Ski Pass?
Yes. It is possible to pre-book your Sestriere ski pass before arriving at the resort. It is the easiest way of obtaining your ski pass and we highly recommend it.

It saves you the time and effort of buying it at the ski resort and allows you to browse for discounts ahead of time, some of which are only available online. As earlier mentioned, you can pre-book your ski pass with us directly whilst making your holiday booking. Feel free to contact us for any further assistance with this.


What About Pedestrian Ski Passes in Sestriere?
Are you planning on enjoying the lovely views of the mountain range or taking on a snowshoe mission?
There is no current update on pedestrian passes in Sestriere; however, the Garnel Chair Lift is a ‘non-skier’ lift. At the time of your holiday booking, please inquire with our team for more information on pedestrian chair lifts at Sestriere for any updates.
PRE-BOOK FRENCH SKI PASSES

Pre-booking your ski passes with Erna Low is easy - either choose the option online while you're booking your accommodation or call us on 020 75842841 if you've already booking your accommodation and we'll gladly add it to your ski holiday package.