Bardonecchia is a charming small mountain town at 1312 metres above sea level in the upper Susa Valley on the Italian side of the Fréjus tunnel. It is well connected by rail and motorway. Bardonecchia is an historical ski resort, with ski slopes dating back to the beginning of last century. It hosted the first Italian Ski Championships, organized in 1909. In 2006 Bardonecchia was the venue for snowboarding events during the Turin Winter Olympic Games.
Its ski area, divided into three sectors (Colomion-Les Arnauds, Melezet and Jafferau), offers a wide variety of ski slopes. The Colomion-Les Arnauds-Melezet sector offers wide slopes that wind through the woods. The Jafferau area, connected by a free shuttle bus, offers slopes more suited to advanced skiers. The resort's highest peak reaches 2800 metres.
Snowboarders and free style skiers will enjoy the 1100 metre long snow park, with its 300 metre vertical drop and Olympic halfpipe, which is floodlit in the evenings. People wishing to try "snow-tubing" (descent on an inflatable raft), can do so on a specially prepared slope. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts will enjoy the trails located in the magnificent Pian del Colle secotr, in the Valle Stretta.
- Maximum altitude: 2800 m
- Minimum altitude: 1300 m
- Number of ski lifts: 23 (gondola lifts: 1, chairlifts: 9, drag lifts: 11, carpet lifts: 2)
- Number of ski runs: 43 (black: 5, red: 18, blue: 16, green: 4)
- Total distance: 100 km
- Dedicated activity areas: 2 (snow park: 1, half-pipe: 1)
- Piste map
- Number of runs: 7 (black: 1, red: 2, blue: 1, green: 3)
- Total distance: 12 km
Distance by car
- Turin to Bardonecchia: 92 kilometres (57 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 7 minutes
- Chambéry to Bardonecchia: 119 kilometres (74 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 19 minutes
- Grenoble to Bardonecchia: 149 kilometres (93 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 36 minutes