A tourist resort in the Susa Valley, in the Piedmontese Alps, the heart of the Olympic Mountains, site of the XX Turin Winter Olympic Games, 2006.
Cesana Torinese is located about 90 km from Turin and just 10 km from the French border in the Susa Valley. It lies at an altitude of 1,354 metres at the foot of Mount Chaberton (3,130 m), at the confluence of the Ripa and Piccola Dora streams, which flow down from the Mongenèvre Pass.
Today, the economy of the town is strongly linked to summer and winter tourism. It is home to an important and renowned international ski resort, which is part of the Vialattea skiing area.