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Bardonecchia is in the upper part of Val Di Susa in the Alps, within the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. The resort is situated on the French border, west of Turin.

Due to the high altitude of its north-facing upper slopes, Bardonecchia has a good reputation for reliable snow conditions.

The ski region is divided between three different areas: Melezet, Jafferau and Campo Smith. Melezet and Campo Smith are fully linked by lifts whilst access to Jafferau- the area with the highest runs- is just a 5-minute bus ride away.


The après ski life in Bardonecchia is more timid compared to other Italian resorts.

In the towns’ center you will find a number of restaurants which serve classic Italian flavors. We highly recommend visiting the B2 Burger & beer joint, a place where they take pride in stating that they are not “a fast-food establishment”. All ingredients are locally sourced, and they use researched ways to cook their food so as to not lose their nutritional values.

For a more upscale menu, a visit to Bardosteria, a relaxed town center restaurant with wooden décor, will not disappoint. On the menu you will find local Piedmont dishes, homemade pasta and a variety of wines.

As far as the nightlife is concerned, Bardonecchia tends to be more on the quiet side during the week. On the weekends, Italians travel up for a weekend of skiing, so the town livens up tremendously.

There are several lively bars in the area that are perfect for a snack and drink after an exhausting day on the slopes. At BeBop you will find everything you need to unwind – live music, beers and a variation of cocktails.

In case you are looking for a wilder night out, you may visit the nearby Sauze d’Oulx, only a 30-minute drive away.

Bardonecchia Ski Terrain – Beginners:

You will find various beginners’ slopes in the areas of Melezet and Campo Smith. Also, in the same location there are ski schools where you can start to learn the basics regarding ski and snowboard. Slowly but surely, you can then advance on to the higher blue runs in Colomion and Melezet.

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Bardonecchia Ski Terrain – Intermediate:

Bardonecchia is an area that for sure caters to the needs of intermediate skiers. Melezet and Colomion have a variety of long red and blue runs as well as several black ones for the thrill seekers.

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Bardonecchia Ski Terrain – Experts:

Although the Bardonecchia ski area contains only 5 black runs, the amazing snow park is a great place for talented skiers to test and refine their abilities. Additionally, there are various off-piste routes good enough to challenge the more expert skiers. On Jafferau, above the treeline, there are many wide open bowls with bumps, jumps and gullies. Another option for adrenaline seekers is heli-skiing behind Melezet.

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Snowboarders will for sure have a blast whilst in Bardonecchia. The snow park is situated in the area of Melezet and has a vertical drop of 1100 meters. The snowpark has been designed in a way to provide a range of runs to accommodate all levels of snowboarders, and you will find a variety of structures differing in size and dimension. Bardonecchia is the only area in Europe that can claim to have an Olympic half pipe in its facilities.

Ski Pass Rates

Day tickets for Bardonecchia ski area – valid for both Colomion and Jafferau, 2021-2022 winter season:

Adults: 40€

Teenagers under 16y: 34€

Children under 7y: 10€


Elevation between 1300 m and 2800 m. / Resort height: 1312 m

  • 100 km of slopes
  • 23 lifts
  • 45km blue
  • 50km red
  • 5km black

Day tickets for Bardonecchia ski area – valid for both Colomion and Jafferau, 2021-2022 winter season:

Adults: 40€

Teenagers under 16y: 34€

Children under 7y: 10€

Nearest airports:   

  → Milan (Malpensa airport): 222km / ~2.20h by car

 →Geneva: 206km / ~2.30h by car

 →Turin airport: 103km/ ~1.20h by car


Towns worth visiting:            

→Turin: 102km /~ 1.30h by car

→ Via Lattea ski area

→ Fort of Exiles – Susa Valley


 → Skiing

 → Cross country skiing

→ Snowboarding

→ Snowshoeing

→ Ice skating

→ Ice hockey

→ Wellness

→ Heli skiing (Melezet)