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Bardonecchia is an Italian market town near the entrance to the Frejus Tunnel on the border with France. There are several villages in the Susa valley that make up the Bardonecchia ski area. Skiers have one hundred and twenty kilometres of pistes that offer good skiing and boarding for all levels of ability. Being close to the border with France, the famous Three Valleys is within easy reach. There are lifts at both ends of the resort giving quick and easy access to the slopes. Two of the ski areas are connected by lifts. Ski schools provide excellent tuition from the age of five. There are crèche facilities from six months to four years. Since places are limited early booking is recommended.
Bardonecchia has a wide variety of accommodation to suit most budgets. There are first class hotels and apartments as well as many small family run establishments, B and Bs and chalets. Its restaurants serve a diverse cuisine and cater for most tastes and pockets and there are a good number of shops. Depending on your choice of venue, nightlife can be as lively or as relaxed as you wish.
A Bardonecchia ski holiday offers excellent skiing in a stunning landscape with fun and excitement for all the family, both on and off the slopes.
Bardonecchia is an excellent choice for a skiing holiday as it has hosted world skiing events and therefore has great facilities and offers good skiing for all. An added bonus is its train link to Turin.
A Bardonecchia ski holiday is popular with a wide range of skiers and boarders, including families, as the slopes accommodate all levels of ability from novices to experts. With regular trains to Turin and a host of activities within the resort, Bardonecchia attracts groups that contain non-skiers.
The Bardonecchia ski season lasts from mid December until the last week in March.
Bardonecchia lies in the Susa Valley in Northern Italy close to the French border and benefits from easy transfers from Turin as it has a main line station. Lying at an altitude of thirteen hundred metres and with the highest skiing at over two thousand metres, Bardonecchia generally has good snow cover throughout the season. The resort has two main ski areas that are linked to the town by a shuttle bus. Bardonecchia has over one hundred and twenty kilometres of pisted runs most of which are suited to novice and intermediate skiers. Thirteen percent of runs accommodate advanced skiers. Beginners can soon gain confidence, with the help of excellent tuition, on the wide gentle pistes of Melezet and Campo Smith. Improvers and intermediate skiers can enjoy a variety of blue and red runs from Jafferau and Colomon. The latter was used during the 2006 Winter Olympics. Advanced skiers have a few demanding black runs and there are good off-piste opportunities. Boarders have only nine chair lifts giving them ease of access to the slopes as the majority of lifts are drag lifts. The wide open runs on the Colomon are particularly suited to experienced boarders. The Olympic snow park has twelve jumps, rails and two bordercross courses.
Bardonecchia has a good range of accommodation that suits most budgets, restaurants serving an eclectic menu and satisfying most tastes and bars and pubs provide a lively nightlife. Recreational activities and facilities include a cinema, an ice rink, an indoor swimming pool, a bowling alley and a gymnasium.
Depending on your choice of venue, Bardonecchia nightlife can be as relaxed or as lively as you wish. During the week the bars and pubs are fairly quiet but the influx of weekend skiers from the cities creates a very different and much livelier atmosphere. Those who wish to continue with the sporting theme can participate in night skiing, skating and tobogganing. There is also a cinema and an indoor swimming pool.
Bardonecchia shopping provides for all your holiday essentials, including sporting equipment and clothing. There are also a good number of specialist shops from jewellers and fashion boutiques, to gift and souvenir shops. If these are insufficient, Turin is only a short train ride away.
Bardonecchia’s restaurants serve a wide variety of fare, from fast food to gourmet eating, and from traditional food to international cuisine. Pasta and pizza feature prominently on menus and rarely disappoint, especially when accompanies by a good Italian red.