Turin 1hr 15 mins
• small draught beer €2 • bottle of house wine €7 • glass of coke €2 • cup of tea/coffee €1.50 • pizza €7
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So what's it like?
A friendly, traditional Italian resort with a surprising ski area
This typically Italian market town lies in a sunny valley right on the French border. Bardonecchia's skiing is challenging and enjoyable with 100km of piste, divided into two areas conveniently linked by a free shuttle service. Thanks to the fact that Bardonecchia hosted several events at the 2006 Olympics the resort now has a snow park and Olympic half pipe. Minimal lift queues add to the resort's appeal. The informal aprés ski is in the town centre where you will find a selection of friendly bars and cosy restaurants in which to unwind. Bardonecchia is also a great destination for non-skiers having a train station and being close to the elegant city of Turin.
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Melezet and Campo Smith both have extensive beginners areas and with guidance from the friendly ski school first time skiers are soon progressing to the higher long blue runs at Colomion and Melezet.
The ski areas of Melezet and Colomion are linked by a series of magnificent long red and blue runs with several blacks to get the blood racing. The Fisi 50 from Colomion is a World Cup race run and was also an Olympic run in 2006! Take the free ski bus to the Jafferau area where a long double chairlift rises to 1922 metres.
Excellent off-piste skiing for the more experienced skier. High on Jafferau there are wide open bowls with bumps, jumps and gullies above the treeline. Heli-skiing is available for off-piste skiing behind Melezet.
Nightlife is busiest at weekends with several bars are open 'til late. Try: • Bar Colomion • Igloo Bar • Playtime Disco (Fri & Sat)
Indoor swimming pool (discount on entrance fee with lift pass) with sauna and fitness room, sports centre, cross-country skiing, ice skating (natural rink), cleared paths for pleasant walks, snowshoe walks
Bardonecchia has many restaurants and pizzerie. Pizzas from €6, 3-course meal with wine from €19.
· La Baita for tasty pizzas, or La Filanda in the centre of town for delicious grills.
One-way (arrival) from £41 pp.
Return from £78 pp.