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Bardonecchia Italy

We have some superb offers this season. Personally, I recommend the well situated Appartamenti Bardonecchia. Great place to stay - I love it.

Bardonecchia is the ideal spot for one of the best ski holidays in Italy, it and Sestriere are the oldest resorts in Italy and, nowadays, the resort can handle over 23,000 skiers an hour.

The Skiing

Situated at 1312 meters above sea-level it does not have quite as much “piste” as Sestriere but, with more than 120kms of marked piste, there is more than enough to satisfy all skiers. No matter if you are a great skier, or simply hopeless like me, you'll have enough to satisfy.

Cross-country skiers and snowboarders will find themselves in paradise too, enough to keep you busy for weeks on end.

In the case of little snow Sestriere is the better option because only 15 kms of artifical ski slopes are available in Bardonecchia. A shortage of snow is only likely up to December but is rare thereafter.

The slopes consist of 8 pistes classified as difficult and six particularly great black runs. Feeling adventurous?  Heli-skiing off-piste is available.

For the rest, there are 29 slopes of intermediate level and 10 that are ideal for those at beginner level.

Getting to Bardonecchia

Bardonecchia lies right on the French border but, being on the main Italy to France motorway, it is very easy to reach from Turin/Torino or anywhere else in the Val di Susa. This makes it an easy place to visit on a day-trip should you decide to base yourself elsewhere in the Val di Susa - even from fabulous Turin it can be done.

Bardonecchia vs Sestriere

If you are looking to combine your ski holiday with a little of Piedmont’s rich heritage of art and culture, Bardonecchia is a far better choice than Sestriere.

Bardonecchia has some great restaurants and you are much more likely to experience a genuine taste of Piedmont’s absolutely wonderful and ridiculously delicious Alpine cuisine here. For those who enjoy an active après-ski scene then Bardonecchia is also a good choice with many bars and a lively disco.

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