Banchetta Hotel

  • Milky Way Ski Area, Italy, Sestriere

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This pleasant, Alpine style hotel has all the comforts of home and has been family-run since 1930s. The Banchetta Hotel is situated in the centre of Borgata, a small and friendly village 4km from the main resort of Sestriere. Lifts are 300m away. A perfect place to experience the local way of life which is centred around a couple of bars and restaurants. Borgata has its own chairlift that connects you easily (without queues most of the season) to its very own ski area and the rest of the Milky Way. The Banchetta offers warm and friendly service and a good standard of accommodation. You can ski right back to the hotel along one of the paths from the main slopes.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 28
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3
  • Twin and Single Rooms are furnished in pine with shower, TV & telephone

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Telephone

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • No. of steps into property: 13
  • Access ramp: Yes

On the flat about 300 metres from village facilities and slopes

Meals

  • Buffet breakfast
  • 4 course dinner with a choice of menu
  • Weekly candlelit dinner
  • Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners included
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    Pizzeria L'Eteit - next door 

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Sestriere

Sitting at the very heart of The Milky Way ski area in Italy, Sestriere and nearby Borgata is the perfect home base for those of us who truly love the mountains. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or a seasoned expert, The Milky Way ski area truly has something for us all!

A purpose built resort that was constructed in the 1930s (and extended again in 2006 to host the Turin Winter Olympics) Sestriere has a modern and trendy feel to it, with a lively après ski crowd that congregates in the popular bars and pubs around the town when the lifts close.

Sestriere is also home to the Tabata night club, which claims to be one of the biggest and the best that the Alps has to offer!

Sitting amongst 400km of pistes, there is plenty of skiing and snowboarding to be had in Sestriere and beyond, joining the pistes over at Sauze d’OulxClaviere and Montgenvre over the border in France.

 

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 400 km
  • Runs
    52
    0
    0
  • Longest run 6 Km
  • Snowparks

    5 (1 in Sestriere, 4 Milky Way area)

  • Lifts Drag lifts 21, Chairlifts 34, Cablecars 1
  • Slope direction N,E,S,W
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

Sestriere restaurants, food and drink

Sestriere offers a great selection of restaurants and bars from its ideal location at the centre of the Milky Way ski area. Predominantly Italian and Piedmont cuisine, this area is known for its wines and Prosecco, as well as cheese, meat and freshly made bread and pasta.

Pinky Bar on Piazza Fraiteve is a great little bar/ pizzeria where you can relax after a day of skiing or head to in the evening for a pleasant traditional Italian meal. For those staying in Borgata, there is Antica Spelonca where lovely local dishes are served. Last Tango is a another great restaurant to head to if you’re in pursuit of traditional Italian food and drink, and is located on Via La Gleisa (above Carabinieri Station).

Up on the mountain, the food is still excellent and a bit to eat with your après at Da Casse (Lou Brachettes) restaurant won’t go amiss- you can find it sitting just off Black 4, with great food and good music, an a la carte and snack menu. If you’re looking for a more traditional eating setting then IL Capret at the bottom of Blue 3 in Borgata has tasty cuisine with a multiple choice options and various selections daily.

 

Sestriere après, bars, clubs and nightlife 

Sestriere is a lively location on the après front, since it is a popular resort for young people as well as old, from both near and afar! The party scene really picks up at the weekend when the local Italians from Turin come to ski.

There is no shortage of locally produced wine in the area, and there are a variety of bars and clubs to prop your ski boots up in at the end of the day, whether you’re looking for a traditional pub or a club that continues until the early hours of the morning. Prosecco, wine and Italian beers are popular in the area, but they also include imported varieties.

Pinky Bar sits on Piazza Fraiteve and is not only a fabulous restaurant but also a good place for a drink (or two!). Bar Sestriere makes a good location if you are on a bar crawl through the town, and also plays sports on the TVs. Bar Kovo has some great exclusive deals for Inghams customers as well.

If you’re on the lookout for some night life then head to Tabata Night Club, one of the largest (if not THE largest) clubs in the Alps, open after 22:00 on Via Monterotto. 

 

Sestriere shopping

The shops in Sestriere are amongst the usual expected stores, including sports and designer clothes, and equipment. These are mainly based around Piazza Fraiteve. There is a local market that takes place on Tuesday mornings outside Palazzetto dello Sport car park, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

Sestriere spas and relaxation

If you are looking for a spot of pampering, then you will be pleased to know that most 4-star hotels in Sestriere open their doors to the public to come and enjoy their spa facilities at a local price. Stay with Inghams at the Hotel Cristallo and you can enjoy the spa, gym, Turkish bath and sauna, or alternatively there is the Hotel Principi di Piemonte which has an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, gym and Turkish bath.

The local leisure center, Palazzetto dello Sport also has an indoor-outdoor heated swimming pool, a gym as well as a spa and wellness suite. The views from the heated pool are absolutely breathtaking.

If you are not arranged to stay at a particular hotel, most things are bookable locally.

 

Sestriere arts, culture and events

The resort of Sestriere is modern, having been constructed in the 1930’s for the employees of the Fiat car workshops in Turin, and was extended again in 2006 to host to the Turin Winter Olympic Games. You can still visit some of the land marks and coast down the Alpine downhill courses.

Events across the Milky Way ski area are definitely worth exploring upon your arrival in resort, so speak with your Inghams rep to find out what’s happening during your stay.

If you wish to explore further afield to Turin, then you will find shops, galleries, museums (including the Egyptian museum) and more. It takes roughly 1.5 hours to get to Turin by car, and 2 hours by public transport.


For more information on travel and transport visit our Sestriere page

Extras

WINTER 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £53 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Learn to Ski Pack
6 days area pass, 6 days 'Blue' skis & boots, 6 days tuition (2 hrs 50 mins per day)
Adult from £305 Child from £271
Ski Saver Pack
6 days area pass, 6 days 'Red' ski hire*, 3 days tuition (2 hrs 50 mins per day)
Adult from £322

*  Does not include boots

All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes

Days

Season

Adult 

11-74 yrs

Youth

9-10 yrs††

Child

4-8 yrs† 

Senior

75 yrs+~

Area Pass 6 L £124 £124 £47 £115
H £179 £179 £47 £115

L (15 - 21 Dec, 1 Apr - end of season), H (All other dates)

††born 2009-2010 | †born after 01/01/11 | ~born before 31/12/43

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £57 £75 £118
Skis&Boots £87 £105 -
Snowboard&Boots - £114 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis&Boots - £47 -
Snowboard&Boots - £66 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis/Boots - £47 -
Helmet - Free* -

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child 4-12yrs 
Ski 5 2 hrs 50 mins per day £149 £149
Snowboard 5 2 hrs 50 mins per day £149 £149

 Lessons start at 10am on Monday.

6 day beginner ski school with Sunday start available. 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Facilities

  • Located in a quiet position in the village centre of Borgata
  • 3 minutes’ walk (300m) to the lifts
  • Borgata is 4km from the centre of Sestriere
  • Popular lounge & bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sun terrace
  • Sauna and whirlpool (payable locally)
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Ski room
  • Games room
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car parking - outdoor

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel


Family Facilities

  • Child's Menu
  • Cots & Linen
  • Early meals available in restaurant
  • Highchairs in restaurant

Inghams Plus

  • Exclusive to Inghams
  • No single supplement 

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