Chalet La Petitta

Catered chalet La Petitta is located in Jouvenceaux, just outside Sauze d’Oulx in the Via Lattea ski area. Skiing in Italy means long prepared slopes, nice Italian cappuccino and lunches in one the many mountain restaurants and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. La dolce (ski) vita!

Chalet La Petitta is located in the centre of the small town Jouvenceaux (1200 m), 1500 m from lively Sauze d’Oulx. There are two bars/restaurants close to the chalet to have a drink after skiing. Sauze d’Oulx is famous for its apres-ski, you can take a free bus (until 6 pm) or taxi. Jouvenceaux is an authentic town with renovated houses and small streets. In the middle of all this is Chalet La Pettita located, right at a little square with a fountain. The ski lift is only 150 meters away from the chalet, no waiting in line. The slope that brings you back to Jouvenceaux is maintained with snow machines and should be no problem for intermediate skiers. Beginners can take the ski lift back to the chalet.

Chalet La Petitta is unique due to its on-site restaurant (the cave). On one side there is a comfortable lounge, on the other side the dining area. There are enough dining tables and for bigger groups, we can put the tables together. The ambience is rustic and authentic (13th/ 14th century). The chalet staff will serve breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner here.

  • Unique “cave” restaurant and bar
  • House bar
  • A professional kitchen which the chalet staff shall use for creating delicious meals
  • Nintendo Wii
  • Catered chalet formula
  • 8 bed- and bathrooms, 10 toilets. Maximum number of people staying: 26
  • TV: satellite in rooms and cable in cave, rooms 7 and 8
  • Internet: free WIFI in the whole chalet
  • DVD player
  • Garden and Balcony (some of the rooms)
  • Standard beds made with sheets, duvet and towels

Location chalet

  • Town centre: 200 meter
  • Skilift: 150 meter
  • Slopes: 150 meter

Entrance 1

Cave and reception, lounge, restaurant, bar and 2 toilets. Facilities: WIFI, Wii Nintendo, DVD-player and tv (cable). Level ground floor.

Entrance 2

  • Bedroom 1: four single beds. Bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet
  • Bedroom 2: two single beds. Bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. Handicap accessible room
  • Bedroom 3: two single beds. Bathroom with shower toilet and bidet

N.B. All single beds can be put together to make a double bed

Entrance 3

  • Bedroom 7: one double bed. Bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. A smaller room
  • Bedroom 8: three single beds. Bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. Balcony

These rooms (7 and 8) have been recently renovated

N.B. All single beds can be put together to make a double bed

Entrance 4

These bedrooms are a little bigger than the others, 2 bedrooms have an extra mezzanine (an extra low-ceilinged floor). The low ceilinged mezzanine (1.50 m) has 2 beds that are suitable for adults, but take note of the height of this room.

  • Bedroom 4: three single beds. Bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. Mezzanine with 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 5: two single beds. Bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. Balcony
  • Bedroom 6: two single beds. Bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet. Balcony. Mezzanine with four single beds

N.B. All single beds can be put together to make a double bed

Cozy chalet with excellent hosts

Jean-Paul March 2020

‘Best holiday EVER’… quote from Katie aged 8

Fam. Wilson February 2020

Yet another great vacation in La Petitta 🙂

Fam. Hammer February 2020

Excellent location, and very friendly staff

Fam. Hennessy January 2020


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Additional products

We like to make it our guests as easy as possible. That’s why we can book lift passes, lessons and equipment free of charge for you. You can order these til 6 weeks before your holiday on a form you receive after you have confirmed your booking.

Lift passes

Give us your order and your lift passes will be waiting for you in the chalet when you arrive. No more waiting in line or dealing with the Italian language. Outside peak season our passes are also cheaper then local rates.


For equipment, we are working together with Gros Sport. If you order in advance your equipment will be ready for you at the store and you won’t have to deal with payment anymore. This will also save you some valuable time.


Ski lessons are offered in Jouvenceaux by the local skiing school. We would like to help you book these lessons.


Do you need a transfer from the train station or the airport? We can arrange a transfer to pick you up and take you to the front door of our chalet.

Ski area Via Lattea

Via Lattea is located on the border between Italy and France. The 400 kilometres of slopes and 91 ski lifts make this a great location for your next winter holiday. Most slopes are located in Italy, Sestriere being the most central ski station of this part. A smaller part is located in France, with Montgenevre in the middle. The Sestriere ski resort hosted part of the Turin Olympics in 2006. There are still a few Olympic slopes in this ski resort. There are wide slopes, centrally located, and well prepared. We can actually say this about the entire ski resort.

Snow conditions

Snow conditions are usually good because of the good meteorological location. Either great conditions in the French part or the Italian part.. maybe even in both. There are 78 lifts that range from an altitude of 1,350 meters to 2,850 meters at Mount Frèteve.


The slopes are wide and well prepared. The ski resort is suitable for advanced skiers, but there are also enough options for beginners. After one or two days of practice, there are many ways to go. Also, off-piste lovers will enjoy Sauze d’Oulx. We do advise you to go out with a local guide. If you need help finding a good guide, please let us know.

Skiing in Italy = good food

La vita di ski Italia è bella. Life in Italy is good. Skiing in Italy is fantastic, but the Italian gastronomy makes it even better. The food is superb but still affordable. An espresso in a mountain restaurant for €1,- and pizza for about €8,-. And nothing beats the taste of pizza in Italy. Enjoy the good life!

Ski areaVia Lattea
Highest point3823 meter
Lowest point1350 meter
Total kilometer of slopes400 kilometer
Easy97 kilometer
Average223 kilometer
Difficult80 kilometer
Total number of lifts91
Gonda lifts3
Chair lifts34
Drag lifts54


Here you`ll find reviews of our guests. You can also fin d reviews on and Zoover

Jean-Paul March 2020

We stayed in Chalet La Petitta with a group of skiers beginning of March 2020. The chalet is very cozy with a nice bar to come together and meet other guests. The ski lift is within walking distance. The sleeping rooms are practical, with good mattresses and a convenient bathroom. The service we received from JohnJohn and Cicci was outstanding. They are a very warm couple with a clear focus to serve the guests. The variety during breakfast was more than expected. The diner was very well prepared and even during the day-off, an original meal was prepared. In summary, a very nice place to stay, to relax and to enjoy.

Caroline February 2020

We stayed at La Petitta 16-22 Feb, a group of 6 families, 12 adults, 12 kids. And what a wonderful time was had by all, for some it was their first ski trip and will be hard to beat going forward.
The position of the chalet is great, 5mins from one of the lifts (or ski back down on a moderate red). You are out of the main town but there are buses if this is important to you. We stayed in all evenings, except to visit the new Gros Wellness Spa (NB, amazing massage) so this wasn’t an issue.
The chalet itself is quaint and quirky with lovely communal areas we could relax in. The bedrooms were very clean and far roomier than I’ve experienced in the past – the kids adored their own mezzanine space.
But what really makes La Petitta special are the hosts, John john and Cicci…where do I start? They couldn’t have been more accommodating or hospitable to us. Going out of their way to make this trip special for us all. They dealt with sickness, injury, and multiple birthdays with such care, concern, and consideration. We had cake, decorations, pizza making and pancakes to give two of the kids a birthday they will NEVER forget.
In the words of Katie…..thank you so much for making this the “Best holiday EVER”

Fam. Hammer February 2020

This is a great place for a family vacation 🙂
As a group of 18 persons/4 families, we revisited La Petitta again this year, and we were not disappointed. We stayed there from Feb. 8th to 15th. It is a great place for family vacations, where the cave is used as a natural assembly point for great meals, drinks and playing games, after exploring the slopes all day. The rooms are nice and clean, and the beds are good as well. Our hosts Cicci and JohnJohn really made sure we enjoyed our stay. They are very kind and helpful – offering to buy extra supplies needed or driving us to Sauze for dinner on their weekly day off. The food was very good and plentiful, and special requests were served if we asked for it. This included birthday cakes two times during the week, and celebration of Valentine’s day.
We can warmly recommend La Petitta, hosted by Cicci and JohnJohn for your next vacation in this beautiful area.

Fam. Hennessy Janaury 2020

A group of 18 of us stayed in La Pettita from Jan 18th to 25th, 10 adults and 8 kids. We had an excellent stay – made especially outstanding from the care and attention of the hosts John-John and Cicci. The hosts could not have done more for us! And they especially adored the children – even giving them a “cooking lesson” (with cooking aprons as a present on the final day). The rooms were clean, the food was excellent, the wine and beer were plentiful, and the apres-ski snacks always hit the spot. They were also very helpful, even offering to pick us up from the larger village on the one night we ate out. The only hint for improvement was that some of the rooms were a bit too warm for some of us especially in the early hours of the morning, so I’d recommend turning down the temperature a little bit.

The chalet is also very close to the ski lift and for intermediate skiers, it is an excellent last run of the day to the bottom of the ski lift. There is also a small bar/restaurant at the bottom of that ski lift, which is very nice but it has very little room inside. Also if you have a child younger than 8 you may be able to get a significant cost reduction on the ski pass – however, you will need to bring the passport for this child.

I decided on this chalet very much on reading previous reviews here, so it is only fair that I contribute similar review back here: I would highly recommend this chalet with John-John and Cicci and would definitely consider going again.

Buckley family February 2017

We were a large group of 5 families with 10 adults and 15 children ages 7-18. We had a fantastic time at Chalet Petitta. We have stayed here once before but this time was even better. The chalet is well laid out with separate areas which could allow for some family privacy. The communal bar area is a great space. Only issue was the wifi needed more bandwidth but that might be 15 youngsters all trying to use it at once!!

Heather and Richard the hosts were fantastic. They coped with the children brilliantly and sorted two sittings for dinner. Excellent food every night, great advice when needed on skiing and other issues. They also helped us coordinate our lessons with the ski school.

Remember always end your day at the La Fontaine bar, bottom of the run with a beer or an Aperol Spritz!

Whitters family December 2016

We were 20 family members spending 2 weeks at Chalet la Petitta over Christmas and NYE. We were the first guests of the season. We took the whole chalet, and it was perfect for us, as each family/group of kids had their own room and bathroom. The bedroom/bathroom standard was absolutely fine for a mid-priced mountain accommodation, warm, comfortable, clean, with everything working (except the heater in one room the first night, which was fixed the following day). The communal dining/living room provided a warm, spacious and comfortable place to relax/eat/drink/play games together. The hosts, Heather and Richard, went above and beyond for us, there was nothing that was too much trouble for them. We found them flexible, always willing to please, great chefs, and impeccable hosts. We had some vegetarians amongst us who were really pleased with their options too. They should be commended for their work! Jouvencaux is beautiful, it’s traditional and pretty, especially in comparison to Sestriere and other purpose-built ski villages in the area. The walk to the chairlift takes 5 minutes in ski boots, is flat, and was a major convenience for us. To summarise, I can’t recommend the place enough. We would certainly not even look for another option if we were to have another family holiday again in the region, Chalet la Petitta is perfect.

Kas Berendsen, March 2016

We have greatly enjoyed our stay in chalet La Petita. The food was delicous and in general it was a very nice stay. We have been well informed and helped during our stay. The location was also perfect since it is only 100m to the lift and slope. Thank you Yorrick and Gigi.

Mark Weldon, March 2016

Just to say we had a fabulous time in Italy. Giedre and Yorick are excellent as hosts and are very talented cooks. Have posted on tripadviser and will do on Many thanks

Sofie Mesbach en co, April 2014

We have had a very nice holiday in chalet La Petita! We have enjoyed the atmosphere and the pampering from Caroline and Frederic. Caroline en Frederic: Again another ‘Merci’ for a great week. You really have given your best to provide us a very nice and tasty week. We have enjoyed the sun, the skiing and the ‘dolce far niente’ feeling. Also thank you for the card when arriving home, very thoughtfull.

Robert Nadorp, February 2014

We have had a great week in your chalet La Petitta!!! Caroline en Frederic were very pleasant and good hosts. The location is also pefect with a beautiful and large skiing area with a lot of snow. And our safari with Nannie has been a great succes. What else would you like? Quickly book it again is the answer!