Ski Holidays Bardonecchia
Ski holidays Bardonecchia

Ski Holidays in Bardonecchia

The small ski resort of Bardonecchia is located on the border between France and Italy, it’s Italy’s westernmost village at the heart of the Alps.

In 2006 Bardonecchia hosted the Turin Winter Olympics snowboarding competitions, and still includes some of the features from the event.

The ski range is between 1290m and 2695m, and Bardonecchia village is located at 1310m.

The ski area is divided into three areas- Campo Smith, Melezet and Jafferau and offer over 100km of groomed pistes. All are connected by free buses. The majority of the pistes in the area are a close mix of easy cruising blue runs, and some red runs that offer a few more challenges making this an ideal destination for intermediate skiers of all levels.

The resort is quiet and relatively uncluttered during the week, but at weekends because of its excellent road and rail links, when the snow is good the locals from nearby Turin can make the slopes busy at weekends. During the week it’s quieter so it’s is easy to enjoy your time on the snow uninterrupted.

There are only 5 black runs throughout the entire resort which will limit the appeal to advanced skiers, but this is compensated for with an outstanding freestyle terrain park located on Melezets which includes the Olympic halfpipe, 80 rails and jibs, and 20 jumps.

Away from the slopes, the highlights of Bardonecchia are its excellent choice of restaurants. Some serve up delicious Italian food. For a small resort, there is a huge variety of venues on offer. Après ski culture is on the quiet side’ its all about the skiing here. offer a choice of apartments, hotels and a catered ski chalet, our team know the ski resort well and can help you find the best ski deals.

We currently aren’t showing any package holidays to Bardonecchia. However, our Bardonecchia tailor-made holidays are ideal for groups of 4 or more. You choose the flights; we arrange everything else. Call us on 020 8313 3999.

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Why Ski in Bardonecchia?

The Italian ski resort of Bardonecchia is located close to the Frejus road and rail tunnel, It’s a pleasant market town with a mix of old and new buildings, the old part of the town is car free. Many of the resorts accommodation is a walk from the lifts but local busses connect all to the slopes.

Many of the runs are in wooded areas so ideal if the weather closes in. The slopes are in two distinct areas, Colomion is the largest with wide, mainly NE facing slopes which hold the snow very well. The other is called Jafferau whose slopes face mainly West and is above the tree line with some great vertical drops. There is good snow cover via a modern snow making system in case of poor snow, these keep the resort runs open even late in the season, mainly due to the lack of south facing runs.

Skiline offers a good choice of hotels and apartments in Bardonecchia.

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Bardonecchia Piste Map
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Beginners skiing in Bardonecchia

There are now three nursery slopes in the area, Campo Smith, Melezet and one in the Jafferau sector, once the basics have been mastered the progression slopes are wide and gentle.

Intermediates skiing in Bardonecchia

For Intermediate skiers and snowboarders there is an excellent variety of blue and red runs which should keep you happy all week.

Advanced skiing in Bardonecchia

On the pistes there is little to keep keen advanced level skiers and snowboarders busy, but the off piste is excellent in both sectors.

Snowboarding in Bardonecchia

Since the 2006 winter games when Bardonecchia hosted the snowboarding events it’s been a popular destination for free riders. The Fiat Freestyle park is regarded as being one of Italy’s best. Best suited to snowboarders who don’t mind drag lifts, there are a few! Bardonecchia is a great place to learn the basics of snowboarding.

Après ski in Bardonecchia

Night Life during the week can be quiet but the resorts dozen or so bars get busier at weekends

Activities off the slopes in Bardonecchia

For non skiers it’s possible to visit Turin by train. There is a pool, cinema and indoor tennis available.