Snowy Days in Bardonecchia

Once a year it’s time… TIME TO GET IT DONE. And this was it, Bardo. Bardonecchia, Italy.

Nestled in Piedmont about an hour from Turin. I’d been here before, for my first ever snowboarding experience. This time I was returning with some friends who had never boarded..

After doing lots of travel in 2016 I decide to piece together the holiday myself.. Flights, apartment, lift passes, hire for the others, I arranged it all at a fraction of the cost to a tour operator. After toying with options and prices, it was all booked up, myself Baker,  Pledge,  and Gaz were ready to go..

Bardonecchia, Melezet, Jafferau.

A real all round gem of a resort, for all skill levels.

  • 23 ski lifts
  • Over 100km of Runs (5 black, 18 red, 16 blue)
  • 38km equipped with snow cannons
  • Snowpark
  • Snowtubing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ski & snowboard schools
  • First aid/medical assistance
  • Bars & restaurants on the slopes
  • Ski, snowboard & accessory hire
  • Railway station in the centre

Bardonecchia is ideally placed – the Trenitalia line runs straight into the town, and for €7 one way from Turin central station, it’s an ABSOLUTE BARGAIN. If you need advice on Travel arrangements please contact me.

This isn’t so much a travel guide this time, more photos than info.. I can’t really say much more than it’s an awesome place to learn, with spectacular views. The town of Bardonecchia is best described as sleepy.. Yes it’s very quiet. When the lifts stop running.. So does everything else. The town itself has plenty of restaurants and a couple of mini markets. I remember Tuesday night being absolutely dead at 5pm, the town was silent! Advice would be to stock up on food, bring a laptop and relax in the evening. This isn’t an a massive Aprés scene.. Which suited us because we were knackered after a solid 7-8 hours on the mountain!

I love Bardonecchia.  Great place to learn and an even better place to hone your skills. When it dumps it can go from perfect conditions to full on whiteout.. Tons of fun!

I’ll let the photos do the talking..

The very best coffees, at a shade of the cost in the UK and double the quality

The top of Monte Jafferau

Late afternoons to evenings on the mountain here can become flat looking, ensure you have the right goggles and lenses for any condition

The view from the Jafferau, stunning
The black run of the Melezet

A full a whiteout, about a foot of snow in a few hours..

Baker carving on out at Monte Jafferau

The Olympic Run at Melezet

Check out my Instagram page for more content from the trip, and take at look at the other places I’ve visited on my blog homepage..

°All photos shot using GoPro and Sandmarc accessories

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