About the Resort
A traditional Italian ski resort found in the sunny Susa Valley in the Piedmont region, it’s located close to the French border on the Italian side of the Frejus Tunnel. Originally a typical mountain town, it’s now grown to be a popular and diverse holiday resort. So heres more about Bardonecchia Let’s
Bardonecchia was actually one of Italy’s first ski areas; with skiing originally starting in the Piedmont region of the country. Thanks to its superb snow plus its north and north-western facing slopes which mean that the snow lasts longer, Bardonecchia is rated highly – in the top 10 of Italian ski resorts.
When you’re looking at Bardonecchia ski accommodation, you’ve got quite a few choices. There are lots of apartments which you’ll find in residential blocks – similar to what you’d expect in French ski resorts, plus many are situated close to the lifts which is handy.
If you’re thinking about the Bardonecchia weather, it’s worth considering that the snow isn’t that reliable – even though they do have decent snowmaking facilities.
If you’re looking for some good and variety intermediate terrain, it’s definitely worth considering Bardonecchia as your ski resort of choice. Quieter in the week, you’ll find that weekday queues are rare.
Visitors to Bardonecchia have been enjoying its ancient cobbled streets since the 15th century, and nowadays you’ll be able to visit the old quarter with its ancient church and many cafés and creperies. You won’t be disappointed when it comes to shopping, with its wealth of traditional Italian shoes and leather goods.
Bardonecchia can get pretty busy at weekends due to the weekend skiers that travel in from Turin so skiing during the week has the potential to be a lot more peaceful. It’s also worth bearing in mind that you will need to take a bus to travel between Campo Smith and Jafferau.
+ Two varied mountains and a lot of wood-lined trails
+ Chance to ride the Olympic halfpipe and stay in the Olympic Village accommodation
+ Usually very nice and quiet during the week
Things to think about
– However, it can get busy with weekend skiers from Turin
– Bus trip required to switch between the two ski areas
– Snow is not that reliable here, despite decent snowmaking
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