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Enriching quality of life through year round mountain activities, especially with life-enhancing snow-sport activities, in the interests of health and well-being.

Sestriere

Overview

Sestriere (Piemonte) Italy is a ski resort which can offer adaptive and assisted skiing - snowboarding for all physical, sensory, visually, cognitive, neurological and other life-changing conditions as it is home to an amazing Italian organisation called Freewhite www.freewhite.it

We highly recommend them and they also own a fully wheelchair accessible hotel - although there are other places to stay but it will depend on your own specific needs and budget!

What also makes this such a great place is the diversity of skiing, the opportunity to explore the majestic and quite stunningly beautiful mountains with a highly trained team of ski guides from Pure Ski Company - including the renowned French ski guide Pat Zimmer who is now working in collaboration with Pure-Ski. The can offer experiences that will also suit those who are not skiing.

But if you do need a specialist guide then Freewhite can provide one so that if you are able to ski-tour or off-piste ski then, if your condition warrants it, there is no reason why you can't join family and friends with some heli-skiing.

Background

Ski 2 Freedom Foundation and Catherine Cosby have known Gianfranco Martin, Director of Freewhite for a number of years and they have helped quite a few of our beneficiaries. He is at the top of his game and can provide a wide selection of adapted ski equipment (Tessier).

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Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then Sestriere might work brilliantly for your ski or summer holiday. This is by no means an exhaustive list (it would be impossible to include every condition) but many have similar or common factors. As often someone may have a condition that we have not yet come across please do ask us if you are interested in the resort and we can try to help.

  • addison's disease
  • amputee
  • autism
  • aspergers
  • angelman syndrome
  • brain injury
  • cancer
  • cognitive
  • cerebral palsy
  • down's syndrome
  • duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • dyspraxia
  • frail limb
  • hemiplegia
  • orthopaedic
  • paraplegic
  • multiple sclerosis
  • learning difficulties
  • spina Bifida
  • spinal Injury
  • transplant
  • rett Syndrome
  • visually impaired
  • william's syndrome

We do advise that if you have any health issues that might be affected by extreme temperatures; altitude or have had surgery or an on-going physical / neurological condition that might be or could be affected by being moved at speed, over rough or uneven terrain or being on or in a ski lift please do contact us for more advice before going ahead and booking your holiday. Another resort might work better for you.

Click here for more information on specific conditions

Places to Stay in Sestriere

Sestriere has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in Sestriere is also available for wheelchair users (dependent on type of wheelchair) and those with limited mobility.

If a place is listed below it will have been visited by Ski 2 Freedom or will be personally known to us. However, any accommodation listed on this page is by no means all that is available in the resort. To have a full list of places, please contact us, and if possible please state your preferred requirements.


Hotel Lago Losetta - ★★★

Website Email Phone: +39 0122 754041 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly
  • Open all year

Fully wheelchair accessible and all rooms and the hotel itself is totally adapted to welcome everyone.


To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on Hotel Lago Losetta contact us.

Principi di Piemonte - ★★★★

Website Email Phone: +39 0122 750918 Suitability Information

Suitability

  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Reduced mobility
  • Family friendly
  • Ski in
  • Ski out
  • Winter only

A fabulously warm and welcoming hotel. Large spacious lounge and bar area - and restaurant. Some parts of the hotel are not quite so easy for wheelchair users but on the whole it is a great place to stay!

Gorgeous food - and free hotel mini-van to take you down to the village when ever you wish. (And pick up again!) Possible to ski back to the hotel and from it.

Spa and swimming pool.

Our only negative comment is the lack of terrace during the winter to sit out on but really as every room is spacious and has the most stunning views as well as from the sitting areas and bar area - not so much of a problem!


To request further in-depth and comprehensive information on Principi di Piemonte contact us.

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Mountain Activities - Sporty and Fun

Mountain based activities, whether sporting or non-sporting, summer or winter, are empowering elements to life but please note that many may not be suitable for your condition or specific need. Activity providers, guides and instructors will often go out of their way to accommodate the needs of everyone but please understand if they are unable to do so for you. Always worth making further enquiries either via the organization responsible, the tourist office or Ski 2 Freedom.

Filter activities by season:

  • air boarding
  • archery and shooting
  • bobsleigh luge and skeleton
  • bowling
  • bouldering
  • canoeing rafting and kayaking
  • climbing - ice
  • climbing - rock
  • climbing - indoor
  • curling
  • cycling
  • donkey trekking
  • e-bikes
  • fat bikes
  • fishing
  • glacier skiing
  • golf
  • horse riding and trekking
  • horse sleigh rides
  • hot air ballooning
  • husky dog rides
  • ice diving
  • ice driving
  • ice fishing
  • ice hockey
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • off road buggies
  • paragliding
  • piste basher driving
  • rafting
  • roller coaster
  • sailing and rowing
  • ski bikes
  • ski jumping
  • skidooing
  • skiing - alpine and downhill
  • skiing - biathlon
  • skiing - cross country
  • skiing - freestyle and boarder x
  • skiing - heli skiing
  • skiing - off-piste and ski touring
  • skiing - ski joering
  • snakeglisse
  • snow park
  • snow shoe walking
  • snowboarding
  • skiing - telemarking
  • tennis
  • tobogganing
  • tubing
  • via ferrata
  • walking and hiking
  • yooner
  • zip line

For more information on mountain activities in Sestriere please contact us.

Mountain Activities - Relax and Rejuvenate

Filter activities by season:

  • baroque churches
  • christmas markets
  • clinical and medical treatment
  • family fun time
  • farming and cheese production
  • film location
  • food and gastronomie
  • gentle walks
  • history and local culture
  • hydro therapy
  • literature
  • local markets
  • mountain tramway
  • music festivals - classic and jazz
  • music festivals - rock and pop
  • painting and sketching
  • photography
  • polo
  • spa and wellness
  • wildlife
  • wine tours
  • yoga

For more information on mountain activities in Sestriere please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in Sestriere

Freewhite

Visit website Send email Phone: +39 0122/881884 More Information

More Information

The one and only fully dedicated ski school for all types of assisted and adaptive skiing - snowboarding.

Pure Ski Company

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More Information

This ski company does not do any adaptive or assisted skiing but can take other members of your family or friends - either for normal ski lessons /guiding or for heli-ski.

If you require 'disabled' ski lessons then please contact Freewhite direct - if you want to do Heli ski or have members of your family who just need ordinary ski lessons please contact the email above.

Please email Pat Zimmer if you wish to reserve for the heliski

Equipment Available

Please contact the ski school for more information on booking lessons and equipment hire.

  • Audio Equipment
  • Dual Ski
  • Dual Ski Piloted
  • Kartski
  • Stabilisers - 3 track and 4 track
  • Snow Kart
  • Tempo Dualski
  • Tandemski
  • Tandemflex
  • Uniski
Learn more about adaptive equipment

News and Blog Articles

All the news, feedback articles and press releases illustrate how Sestriere helps to enhance people’s lives. Also, in many cases, showing how Ski 2 Freedom works in close association with Sestriere to help raise awareness of the empowering benefits of mountain activities such as skiing and promoting accessible, social and inclusive tourism.

If on reading our Sestriere page, you have your own experiences and feedback of the resort (winter or summer) that you would like to share or feel would be encouraging to others, please do not hesitate to send them to us for inclusion on both our website and social media – photos and film clips also welcome.

News about Sestriere

Blogs about Sestriere

Access to Our Full Comprehensive Portfolio

Ski 2 Freedom Foundation would like to make it clear that we regard everyone as an individual and that no two people will have the same needs and requirements. Therefore please note that what you see on this page regarding assisted or adaptive skiing and accommodation, may not be suitable for you, or someone you know. However, if you think this destination would be a good ski resort for you, then please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will endeavour to see if the resort will meet these.

We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful and a chance to make a decision on where to go for your winter holiday. However, we know that often much more discussion is required and therefore we invite you to contact us as we hold extensive information on all our ski resorts – please contact us.

Our information has and is obtained by means of extensive personal research at a cost, often to the Foundation, we only give this out to those that request it and is not for general public use. For our beneficiaries this information is free but for a company or organisation we make a nominal charge via donation.

Ski 2 Freedom provides specific information on the activities for skiers with a disability, additional need or life-challenging illness, etc. plus useful extras such as wheelchair accessible places to stay; so we are not going to also reproduce amazing information and advice on ski resorts which has been collected by ski journalists, skiers and ski companies which are dedicated to this service - what we can do is to link you to these sites which may well give you some extra background information on a specific ski resort and help you make up your mind as to where you might go!

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