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Baita 1697

Milky Way, Italy  ·  Sleeps 12+6
From €18,000 to €49,000 per week
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What we love

It is so hard to find a luxury catered chalet in Italy and this property is a stunning example of chic design meets rustic farmhouse......and what makes it even better is you can ski back to your front door.

Sarah Roberts


Baita 1697 is a stone’s throw from the bottom of a cable car that carries you up to the heart of Sestriere's Milky Way, a ski area extending over 400km, which has been taken over by an English management company with the aim of making it the Aspen of Europe. The owners moved to the nearby Monferrato wine region of Italy to set up a school on a natural winery, and are bringing the benefit of their local knowledge in a number of ways. You can 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.

The lodge is a 17th century Piedmontese farmhouse lovingly restored by an acclaimed interior designer to such great success that it was also featured in a edition of Architectural Digest Magazine. The old farmhouse sleeps up to 18, and sleeps 12 adults and six children across five master en-suites, a media room with a sofa fold out double bed and a children's dorm room. The bedrooms are fully furnished to a luxurious standard and feature custom made Egyptian cotton bed sheets and bathrooms with underfloor heating, top of the range fittings and salon standard hair dryers. Guests can enjoy a warm and cosy vibe combined with spectacular views of the mountain peaks.

Other features of the property are an International film/music library, extremely spacious communal living space with wood-burning open fire, media room with wood-burning open fire (convertible to double bedroom) and a mountain-view roof terrace with eight-person wooden hot tub. 

The Baita 1697 team will also be offering carefully selected, local, organic food; and natural wine from the Monferrato. As demands for clean and naturally sourced foods and wine is more often appreciated and even sought after in the modern day, the owners of Baita 1697 are incredibly excited to bring this lifestyle to their guests at Baita. The menu will remain honest and local to traditional Italian alpine cuisine, but with a modern and fresh twist, using locally sourced ingredients where possible. The free flow wines are organic, if not biodynamic and naturally produced in the cantina, using minimal intervention of chemicals/additives. Ready for an awesome ski holiday and apres-ski without the hangover?! All of this is within three minutes walk to the cable car and return ski access allows you to ski back to your front door.


  • 450 sqm
  • "Ski In" access
  • Outdoor hot tub (no jets)
  • Two open fireplaces
  • Heated boot room
  • Large sitting room
  • Study
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Sound system
  • Roof Terrace with open fire

Sleeping Capacity

  • 3 x Doubles with en-suites
  • 1 x Double with shared en-suite with the media room
  • 1 x Double with en-suite with the kids dorm room
  • 1 x Kids dorm with 6 single beds (70cmx180cm) with shared en-suite
  • 1 x Media room/double custom made sofa bed and shared en-suite


  • 2 Hosts
  • Housekeeper


  • Distance to lifts: 100m to the cable car
  • Distance to resort centre: Centrally Located

Distance To Airport

  • Turin (TRN) to Sestriere: 1h 30m / 110km
  • Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Sestriere: 2h 40m / 230km
  • Lyon (LYS) to Sestriere: 2h 40m / 235km


Winter 24/25 Pricing

Low Season from 15,470 GBP per week
Mid Season from 24,924 GBP per week
High Season from 42,113 GBP per week
Low Season from 18,000 EUR per week
Mid Season from 29,000 EUR per week
High Season from 49,000 EUR per week
Low Season from 19,502 USD per week
Mid Season from 31,420 USD per week
High Season from 53,089 USD per week
Low Season from 17,642 CHF per week
Mid Season from 28,424 CHF per week
High Season from 48,027 CHF per week
Low Season from 26,573 CAD per week
Mid Season from 42,812 CAD per week
High Season from 72,337 CAD per week
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  • Dedicated Service from your Travel Consultant, Experience Manager and our Resort Experts
  • Exclusive use of the chalet and its facilities
  • Seven nights' luxury accommodation
  • Welcome and assistance
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Children's supper
  • 4 course dinner on 5 nights - arrival night is buffet style
  • Carefully selected house wines
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bathrobes, towels, bed linen
  • Use of Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Utilities
  • Two trips to/from Sestriere during the holiday with private driver between 8am and 7pm.
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Insurance premiums
  • Lift passes or ski rental
  • Childcare arrangements
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned
Please Note
  • No discounts are applied to empty beds
  • This property is strictly non-smoking
  • All prices to be reconfirmed at time of booking
  • A security deposit may be requested
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What makes us different?


We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 25 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.


Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.


Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.


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