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Hotel Banchetta

Hotel Banchetta is a perfect place to stay, if you are looking for a base to explore the spectacular ski area of La Via Lattea.  The hotel is in the centre of Borgata. If the snow conditions are favorable, you can get to hotel on skis! The hotel has a wonderful terrace where you soak up the sun. If you have had enough sunshine, you can relax in the sauna or whirlpool.
  • In the centre of Borgata
  • Sauna and whirlpool
  • Hotel bar and terrace
  • WIFI

Room types

double room
for 2 till 4 persons max. 3 adults and 1 child up to and including 12 year
  • heating
  • television
  • telephone
  • bathroom with: shower, toilet, hair dryer
  • christmas dinner: (included in the package price) from 22-12-2022 till 22-12-2022
  • new year's eve dinner: circa 38,00 € per person (to be paid at resort from 31-12-2022 till 31-12-2022)
  • baby cot: for all guests with age up to 1 (incl.) year circa 10,00 € per unit per day (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 10,00 € per unit per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,50 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
single room
for 1 person
  • heating
  • television
  • telephone
  • bathroom with: shower, toilet, hair dryer
  • christmas dinner: (included in the package price) from 22-12-2022 till 22-12-2022
  • new year's eve dinner: circa 38,00 € per person (to be paid at resort from 31-12-2022 till 31-12-2022)
  • baby cot: for all guests with age up to 1 (incl.) year circa 10,00 € per unit per day (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 10,00 € per unit per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,50 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)

Board basis

Half board

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 3 kilometres
distance to ski piste approx. 300 metres
distance to ski bus stop approx. 50 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 300 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 20 metres

Facilities

General Information
  • Official classification: 3 stars
  • total number of rooms: 28
  • total number of floors: 4
  • reception
  • safe available (to use at reception)
  • lounge
  • parking
  • wireless internet internet in public area (free of charge), in the room (free of charge)
  • bed linen included
  • bath towels included
  • cleaning room 1 time per day
  • pets allowed
  • christmas dinner: (included in the package price) from 22-12-2022 till 22-12-2022
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
Optional facilities
  • new year's eve dinner: circa 38,00 € per person (to be paid at resort from 31-12-2022 till 31-12-2022)
  • pets, excl. food: circa 10,00 € per unit per night (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • baby cot: for all guests with age up to 1 (incl.) year circa 10,00 € per unit per day (to be mentioned at reservation, to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year circa 1,50 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Restaurant/bar
  • food establishment: restaurant
  • drinking establishment: bar
Children
  • cot
  • children's chair
Spa facilities
  • hot tub (added costs, costs: about 10,00 € per person per hour)
  • sauna (added costs, costs: about 10,00 € per person per hour)

There may have been changes in Covid-19 services and facilities between the time of booking and upon departure. All measures are subject to change and therefore no rights can be derived from them.

Sestrière

Via Lattea (Sestriere) is on the boarder of France and Italy and is one of the most impressive areas in Europe with great conditions. The views are amazing and you will certainly enjoy exploring this expansive ski area of about 400km of pistes. The ski area ideal for intermediate/experienced skiers but is suitable for all levels with numerous beginner pistes. This high altitude resort was underwent extensive improvements for the Olympics in 2006, this was necessary as it was one of the first “purpose built” resorts in the Italian Alps. This is a wonderful family resort with many activities such as ice-skating; the restaurants and bars seem more affordable than other resorts in Switzerland, France and Austria.

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La Via Lattea

La Via Lattea ski area consists of the towns of Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, San Sicario, Cesane and Claviere. The ski area is also known as the "Milky Way” and the Winter Olympics were held here in 2006. With 400 km of slopes, it is the largest This ski area is on the Italian-French border.  La Via Lattea ski area consists of the following towns Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, San Sicario, Cesane and Claviere. The ski area is also known as the "Milky Way” and the Winter Olympics were held here in 2006. With 400 km of slopes, it is the largest connected ski area in Italy. The highest point, Mont Motta, is situated at 2823 meters above sea level. This is a very diverse ski area, with numerous runs through forests.

 

If you book a holiday in in Sestriere, you will get a lift pass that will give you access to 1 days skiing in Alpe d'Huez, Deux Alpes, Serre Chevalier, Puy St. Vincent and 1 day in Montgenèvre ski area. Your hands-free lift pass will detect which ski area you are in so you will not need to worry about a thing! Take advantage of the access to these extra areas and getthe most out of the lift pass! The great variety of slopes makes the area an ideal ski area for both beginners and experienced skiers. There are 89 ski lifts, so it will be easy to get around without making use of a ski bus.

La Via Lattea

  • Largest connected ski area Italië
  • Wonderful runs

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 3 kilometres
distance to ski piste approx. 300 metres
distance to ski bus stop approx. 50 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 300 metres
nearest restaurant approx. 20 metres

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

For the latest government travel advice and corona measures by destination, visit the government website. Please note: this information can change in the meantime, so we advise you to consult it regularly until shortly before departure.

Practical information

Capital:

The capital is Rome.

 

Language:

The official language is Italian.

 

Time:

There is a time difference of +1hour.

 

Currencies:

The official currency in Italy is the euro.

 

Voltage:

The voltage is 230 volts.

 

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport or valid proof of identity.

 

Talk on the phone:

A British mobile phone also works in Italy. To call to Italy from the UK, first dial the country code 0039 and then the area code without zero and then the subscriber number. The country code 0044 is from Italy to the UK.

 

Emergency number:

The national emergency number is 112.

 

Traveling by car:

The national roads are well passable. Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed throughout the winter season (November to June).

Keep in mind that the highways require a toll. If you travel via the Austrian motorways, you must be in possession of a toll sticker. For some motorways, tunnels and roads in Austria there is no vignette requirement, but a separate toll must be paid, such as the A13 from Innsbruck-Süd to the Italian border.

There is no general obligation in Italy for winter tyres. Winter equipment (chains or winter tyres) may be mandatory on mountain roads. This is indicated with a traffic sign. Not using winter tires in winter conditions can lead to (joint) liability in the event of accidents and also have criminal consequences. In Austria and Germany, winter tires are required in winter conditions.

In case of breakdown or an accident, it is mandatory that all road users wear a reflective vest.

If you travel via France:

Please note: in some cities it is mandatory to have an environmental sticker from 1 July 2017. If you drive over the Paris ring road, the Boulevard Périphérique, you will also need an environmental sticker in many cases. The vignette can not be obtained along the way, but can only be ordered online. The French police advise to print out the application form and the confirmation and to take it with you if the vignette is not delivered in time by post. The order form can be found on this website: https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

Future environmental zones can be found on this website: http://en.france.fr/nl/tips/milieuzones-france-ecovignet-credit

 

Food and drink:

Italy is known for pizzas, pastas and risottos. It is not recommended to drink tap water.

 

Tips:

It is customary in Italy to give a tip of around 10% in bars, restaurants and hotels.

 

Opening hours:

In general, the shops are closed between 13.00 and 16.00. This is the siesta. After 16.00 hours the shops will open again until about 19.00 hours.

 

Safety:

In Italy, a ski helmet is mandatory for children up to and including 14 years of age. A ski helmet is recommended for adults. In a ski class, wearing a helmet is often required.

 

Swimming pool

In Italy you are generally required to wear a swimming cap in swimming pools. This is for both public swimming pools and swimming pools that belong to hotels.

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Flight information

Flight packages are not available for this destination/resort. Please see the prices for self-drive packages (including lift passes) on the Prices and Booking tab on the yellow menu above.
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Lift pass, lessons and material

A lift pass for Via Lattea is included in your package.

3-day trip including 2-day lift pass

4-day trip including 2-day lift pass

5-day trip including 3-day lift pass

6-day trip including 4-day lift pass

7-day trip including 5-day lift pass

8-day trip including 6-day lift pass

In step 1 of the booking process it is indicated for which days the lift pass is valid (eg Sunday to Friday). If you would like the lift pass to start on a different day than indicated in the booking steps, you must contact our contact centre by telephone. The booking can then be adjusted. On-site it is not possible to change the lift pass for another day. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked additionally; the price for this can be found in the further course of the booking steps. The discount for “no lift pass” can also be found in the booking process.

lift pass deal:

With the Via Lattea lift pass you can ski in Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, SanSicario, Cesana and Claviere. With a lift pass from 6 days you can also go skiing for 1 day in the ski area of ​​Montgenèvre. You can use this day within the validity of your lift pass.

Discounts:

Children born between 01-01-2011 and 31-12-2012 and seniors born up to and including 31-12-1945 receive a discount on the lift pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. For children and seniors, ID is required when collecting the lift pass.

Deposit:

The lift pass is a hands-free lift pass. On site you have to pay € 5, - which you get back when you hand in the lift pass.

The above surcharges and discounts are only valid when booking. Different rates are used on site.

You can select ski and snowboard hire when going through the booking steps.

A helmet for children and adults is not included in the rental of ski and / or snowboard equipment.

For children from 3 to 7 years old it is mandatory to wear a helmet. You can purchase these yourself or rent them on the spot.

The following types of material can be booked:Bronze

This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.

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