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Dulwich Friends and Families

Hotel Gran Roc

Sestriere - Via Lattea
1st - 9th April 2023

The Coach

Save Carbon and Reduce your Travel Stress

when you travel with our Luxury Club Class Premier Coach.

Save Carbon - save just under 1 ton of carbon per family of 4 by taking the coach.


Reduce your Travel Stress - drive to the airport, park the car, check in (allowing at least 3 hours now), fly, find your bags, walk to the train station, wait for your train, travel to Sierre, walk to the next train station, wait for the train, take the funicular to Montana, call the Ski Company, wait for your lift to La Moubra, travel to La Moubra AND you have made it 


Get on the coach at Rosemead Prep School and get off at the other end.


The coach - there are only 5 of these Luxury Club Class Premier coaches in the country. Super Plus Recliners, Great Leg Room with aircraft style In Seat Entertainment.

Perhaps now is the time to ditch the plane, take the coach and save a ton of CO2 per family of 4 - Greta Thunberg will love you!

The Accommodation

The Gran Rock puts a modern twist on rustic alpine design, and there’s an up-to-date feel throughout, from the open plan bar and lounge to the spacious bedrooms with their timber feature walls. You’ll be staying in quieter spot outside the resort centre, so it’s great if you like a more laid-back atmosphere.

Mealtimes are another highlight here. There’s a big continental buffet to kick things off, where you can take your pick from fresh breads, cereals and omelettes – or just grab a quick coffee and pastry if you can’t wait to hit the piste, at the end of a days skiing tuck into the tasty treats at the afternoon tea. In the evenings, there are four courses of fine dining to savour.

The old Hotel I Cavalieri was beautifully refurbished and renamed the Hotel Gran Roc in time for winter 2020 but, during the inaugural winter there were issues with the services provided. Happily, under the stewardship of the ABC Group standards are now up there with the best; this always was a stylish hotel and now has standards of food and service to match.

Alex Evans

I can not believe this restaurant is only a 3 star.
The set dinner menu was excellent and we looked forward to dinner every night. The facilities are lovely with a fantastic modern bar.
All the staff were great and made our stay very enjoyable.

Amber C

"We stayed at Hotel Gran Roc for our family skiing holiday, and had an amazing time. The hotel is incredibly comfortable, and a quick walk to the slopes across the road (<5 min). The highlight however is the excellent food! The quality and service is top notch."


“The best ski hotel we've ever stayed in. 5 course gourmet meals every night and friendly, efficient amazing staff. It felt like going out for a superb dinner every evening and with substantial breakfasts we really didn't need lunch.”

The Restaurant

The Setting

Sitting at 2,035m, Sestriere's one of Italy’s highest resorts, so you should get great conditions, whether you’re making those first turns in the nursery area next to the village or testing your technique on the Olympic downhill. Skiing-wise, there’s more than a week’s worth here. Stay local and explore the mix of wide-open and treelined pistes or clock up the kilometres with a cross-border trip to Montgenèvre in France.

The Skiing

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The ski school is relaxed and friendly, the main nursery slopes are almost opposite the hotel, which offers magic carpets and a couple of button lifts paired with some gently sloped Blues to ease your way in to becoming a skier.


Those more accomplished skiers can explore the Via Lattea with some 400kms of varied pistes on the Italian side of the system, with a six day ski pass you also get a one day pass to visit Montgenèvre on the French side of the system. Sestriere also offers nighttime skiing on the same floodlit runs as skied by the pros during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.