Hotel Banchetta

  • Milky Way Ski Area, Italy, Sestriere

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The recent refurbishment at Hotel Banchetta brings it to life with lovely wooden rafters in the public areas and plenty of natural light entering the space. The hotel's been family-run since 1930s and they've created a lovely warm and cosy hotel to enjoy.

Situated in the centre of Borgata, a small village four kilometres from the main resort of Sestriere, its perfect if you are looking for a more relaxed ski holiday not centered around a busy resort. The best thing about the location is that you won't have to queue to get on the lifts in the morning. Beat the crowds and be one of the first on the mountain. The nearest lift is just 300 meters away and if you do want to head to Sestriere, it’s just one lift away. You can ski right back to the hotel along one of the paths from the main slopes at the end of each day, so it's very convenient. 

The Banchetta offers warm and friendly service, especially at meal times. Breakfast is buffet style, which means there's no waiting about if you're keen to get explore the Milky Way. The four-course evening meal will help build your energy levels back up but don't forget to visit the bar. It's a great place to relax and chat to other guests about your day on the mountain. If you're lucky enough to have good weather, you can sit out on the terrace and soak up the sunshine. For a treat, make sure you use the small spa facilities (payable locally). 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 45 mins by coach from Turin airport.

Added value

Early booking offer available (ends 30 Sep, min stay 7 nights)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 28
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax of €1.50 per person per night payable locally directly to hotel

Rooms

Standard Twin Rooms sleep two people and have a shower, TV, hair dryer (if requested) and a mountain view. Some rooms can sleep up to 3 people, please ask at time of booking. WiFi is available at an additional local cost of approx. €1 per day. 

Single Rooms are also available.

 

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • 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

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’Oulx, Claviere and Montgenèvre over the border in France.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 400 km
Runs
52
111
40
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

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.

Ice Skating - The Ice Park in Sestriere is fun for all levels and is a great alternative activity to skiing. Open 10am - 6pm (Times may differ on public holidays and Carnival) daily and costs approx €7 entrance and €6 skate hire. Prices and times are a guide from the Ice Park and may be subject to change, contact your rep in resort for latest information.

Extras

Winter 2020/21 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE

Save up to £53 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle 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

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

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
11-74yrs
Youth
9-10yrs
Child
4-8yrs
Senior
75+
Area Pass 6 L £124 £124 £47 £115
H £179 £179 £47 £115

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

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. 

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. 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
  • Sun terrace
  • Sauna and whirlpool (payable locally)
  • WiFi 30 minutes free per day. Weekly access can be purchased locally for approx €1 per day (subject to change)
  • Heated boot room
  • Ski room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Car parking
Family Facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals available
  • Highchairs in restaurant
Meals

Enjoy in a buffet breakfast and a four course evening meal with choice of menu. You will also be treated to a candle lit dinner once during your stay. 

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

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

Please notify us at time of booking any dietary requirements.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.879200
  • Latitude: 44.956527
  • Location Description:
    • Located in Borgata Village - it's own little area of Milky Way
    • Four kilometres outside of Sestriere
    • Lifts 300 metres
    • Ski close back to hotel

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per person from £679
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Hotel Banchetta
Sestriere, Milky Way Ski Area,Half Board
20/03/2021 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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