Baita di Piemonte is a luxury chalet rentals in Piemonte. Situated in the heart of an old hamlet at an altitude of 1600m, convenient to all the facilities of Sestriere (2035m).
The 2006 Winter Olympics were held in the area, which led to substantial investment in the infrastructure for winter sports. The Olympic cross-country skiing course is two minutes’ walk from the house, and there is also a cross-country track that goes all the way through the beautiful Val Troncea National Park, the entrance to which is 200m from the house.
A chairlift departs from the same spot and takes you up to 50km of beautiful and very sparsely populated downhill slopes, above the village, which provide the opportunity to ski tree lined pistes (or among the trees, if you fancy some off-piste skiing). These slopes are superb immediately following a fresh snowfall.
For more varied skiing take the cable car (100m from the lodge) to the heart of the 400km of pisted slopes that cover Cesana, Claviere, Sansicario, Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere (plus Montgenevre on the French side of the border); collectively known as The Milky Way, or the Via Lattea. Here the slopes, which accommodate all levels of skiing, rise as high as 3280m include two Olympic downhill runs, 42 black runs, 118 red runs, 54 blue runs and 7 green runs. You can ski for days and never do the same run twice!
17th century Piedmontese farmhouse lovingly restored by acclaimed interior designer.
Property featured in Architectural Digest (AD) – the crème de la crème of international interior magazines.
Sleeps 12 adults and 6 kids in 5 master ensuites, a media room with a double bed and a kids’ dorm which sleeps 6.
Fully furnished to luxurious standard. Bedrooms have custom made egyptian cotton bed sheets and bathrooms have underfloor heating, top of the range fittings and salon standard hair dryers.
Drying room with underfloor heating for storage of all ski gear and adjacent laundry room.
International film/music library, WiFi & iPod docking stations throughout.
Extremely spacious communal living space with wood-burning open fire.
Media room with wood-burning open fire (convertible to double bedroom).
Mountain-view roof terrace with 8-person wooden hot tub.
Lodge within 3 minutes stroll of:
cable car to 400km of downhill Olympic piste, known as ‘The Milky Way’ (with a downhill return to the lodge door)
heli-ski launch pad
chair lift to local best-kept secret: 50km of pristine downhill skiing
Olympic cross-country piste in renowned Val Troncea National park.
Ski rental & English-speaking ski instructor (offering kids pick-up service) within 2 minutes walk
Food and Wine
The fridge can be stocked with a range of local delicacies and also the usual staples. Somelier selected wine and champagne can also be preordered and replenished during your stay.
Private Ski Lessons
English speaking ski instructor available from hourly up to week long private hire with children pick up service. There are also various ski schools in neighbouring Sestriere. See links.
Babysitting can be arranged prior to your holiday.
A selection of chefs trained by Jamie Oliver and other renowned chefs are available with prior notice.
A local car hire company can organise airport transfers in 9 seater minivans and deliver rental cars to the house (inclusive of snow tyres, which can be difficult to get at Milan airport and not available at Turin airport)
Cleaning services can be arranged according to guest requirements.