The Italian ski resort of Bardonecchia is located close to the Frejus road and rail tunnel, It’s a pleasant market ... Read more
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.
Night Life during the week can be quiet but the resorts dozen or so bars get busier at weekends
For non skiers it’s possible to visit Turin by train. There is a pool, cinema and indoor tennis available.
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.
For Intermediate skiers and snowboarders there is an excellent variety of blue and red runs which should keep you happy all week.
On the pistes there is little to keep keen advanced level skiers and snowboarders busy, but the off piste is excellent in both sectors.
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.
Based on weekly average snowfall data November 2000 - April 2018