Sestriere is the first purpose-built resort in Italy. It sits at just over 2000m’s and it’s northwest aspect helps give this resort some excellent snow records. The skiing is mainly on one side of the valley, however on the other side there is a gondola link which takes you to the top of Mount Fraiteve from where you get stunning panoramic views. This is the crossroads for the Milky Way and from here you have the choice of either dropping into Sauze d’Oulx or SanSicario. Beyond SanSicario is Cesana, Clavier and eventually Montgenevre across the border in France.