Ski Holidays in Bardonecchia
Bardonecchia’s 140km of well-groomed pistes played host to some of the events in the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, including the snowboarding giant slalom, held at the liked part of Campo Smith.
Bardonecchia is situated in the sunny valley in the Alps, right on the French border at a height of 1300m. A traditional Italian town as well as energetic ski resort, Bardonecchia has pine woods and stunning mountain views that usually inspire gasps of awe. On a Bardonecchia skiing holiday you will find good snow conditions throughout the season.
Bardonecchia itself is a market town with a mix of traditional and modern buildings. The resort has great character and a lively atmosphere. There are some good restaurants and bars and the resort can get quite busy at weekends when hoards of Italians arrive for a weekend of Bardonecchia skiing. That said, the resort is very friendly and has plenty to offer off the slopes, such as numerous shops, an indoor swimming pool, an ice rink and a cinema. Alternatively, take a day trip to Turin on the main train line.
Bardonecchia Ski Resort Areas
There are three main areas for skiing in Bardonecchia which are interlinked providing an enormous ski area with 140km of marked piste. An extension to the lift pass to cover the Milky Way area is also available for the few who feel that they have run out of challenges in the Bardonecchia area.
Skiing in Bardonecchia
On their Bardonecchia ski holiday, beginners can find convenient local nursery slopes in Melezet and Campo Smith. After they have found their feet they can progress to the long blues runs at Colomion and Melezet.
Intermediates will feel right at home when skiing in Bardonecchia and with the many red runs, will be able to cover the whole ski area with a smile.
For experts on their ski holiday, Barconecchia, Italy there are 6 black slopes and plenty of off piste skiing with a guide.
It is no wonder that it was decided to choose the pistes of Bardonecchia for the honour of hosting many of the snowboard events. The slopes are mostly red and blue and quite steep. That is not to say that it isn’t good for beginners.