Located way up in the mountains, Sestriere, unlike many of Italy’s other village-based resorts, is a purpose built ski resort developed in the 1930s. It won’t win any prizes for looks, but for a well-rounded ski holiday, suitable for all ages and experience, Sestriere ticks quite a few boxes. Nice and high, the season here is relatively long and an abundance of artificial snow machines can almost guarantee action on the slopes, whatever the weather. If you are craving a slice of traditional Italian ski style, head to the nearby village of Borgata. From the slopes at Sestriere you can enjoy amazing views over Italy’s famous Milky Way and even the border with France. Sestriere is connected to an impressive 146 skiable pistes, but when the snow melts, the resort takes on a very different identity. Many people enjoy the novelty of playing a round of golf at the resorts course, the highest in Europe.