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Bardonecchia Ski Resort & Transfer Guide

It’s often said that Bardonecchia could be a real contender for Italy’s most underrated ski resort. Situated as close to the French border as it gets, Bardonecchia is a simply beautiful mountain town that has more going for it than the average. What sets Bardonecchia apart from rival resorts is that this was one of the original alpine ski resorts of the 20th century. So while it may not have the same kind of development and technology as some of its neighbouring hotspots, it has the kind of authentic and traditional charm that works wonders for its appeal.


Ski Resort Location

Few ski resorts can boast the same rich history as that of Bardonecchia. Home to the first ever Italian skiing championships all the way back in 1909, Bardonecchia once again hit the headlines as a venue for the 2006 Winter Olympics. But what’s remarkable is how even with this kind of exposure, you still feel as if you’ve stumbled over a closely-guarded ski secret.

Bardonecchia is positioned in the upper part of Val di Susa in the Alps, within the Piedmont region of Italy’s northwest. The town itself is a decent size and bursting with history that predates winter sports by centuries. The resort is medium in size and stays comparatively quiet throughout the season. In fact, what you’d probably consider to be a quiet day on the very best runs would no doubt qualify as packed by Bardonecchia standards!


Closest Airports to Bardonecchia

If you’re flying to Bardonecchia, be sure to arrive into one of the closest airports:


Closest Train Stations to Bardonecchia

Train travel to Bardonecchia is popular and relatively simple. For example, the international train from Paris to Milan passes through Bardonecchia en-route. Journey times from Paris are around 4.5 hours, while trains can also be taken from Lyon (2hrs 45 minutes), Milan (2hrs) or Turin (1hr).


Transfer Times

These transfer times are approximate only. Weather and traffic conditions can significantly impact transfer time:

  • Turin Caselle Airport – 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Milan Linate Airport – 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Milan Malpensa Airport – 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Orio (Bergamo) Airport – 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Annecy Airport – 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Grenoble Airport – 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Chambery Airport – 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Geneva Airport – 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Lyon Airport – 2 hours 30 minutes


How Much Will My Transfer Cost?

Alps 2 Alps takes an alternative approach to pricing. When booking a trip to Bardonecchia, we begin with an already-low base-rate and then look to discount the price even further. We consider a variety of factors and provide individual quotations for all of our customers and services.

In order to provide you with the best possible quotation, we consider the following details during the booking process:

  • Transfer journey – your chosen arrival airport
  • Number of people travelling
  • Day of travel
  • Time of travel
  • Special discounts available at the time

All of the above will only ever result in our base-rate for ski transfers going down – we never over-inflate our prices at any time or for any reason. We also offer substantial discounts for off-peak, off-season and midweek transfers to Bardonecchia. If looking for the best possible deals, travelling outside peak season or midweek typically results in the biggest savings. We offer midweek (Monday to Friday) prices with up to 60% discount than weekend prices.

Your transfer quote will also depend on vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and other costs like road tolls and airport parking charges.

If you have any specific requirements or will be travelling as part of a larger group, please get in touch directly so we can discuss this.


Resort Open & Closing Dates

Seasonal opening dates at Bardonecchia are of course dependant on snow conditions, though are currently listed as follows:

  • Season opens – 30th November 2019
  • Season ends – 13th April 2020


Ski Resort Essentials

Bardonecchia sits at an altitude of 1,310m and has a max vertical of 1,384m. Here’s some more vital info about the resort itself:

  • Total Pistes: 49
  • Ski lifts: 23
  • Downhill Pistes: 140km
  • Cross Country Pistes: 28km 
  • 5 Black Piste
  • 18 Red Pistes
  • 16 Blue Pistes
  • Pistes length: 100km
  • Highest lift: 2,694m
  • Lowest Piste: 1,290m

The ski area at Bardonecchia is split into three areas – Melezet, Jafferau and Campo Smith. Though the lift systems may be a little on the dated side, the upside is never having to worry about the kinds of queues you may be used to. Not to mention, pristine slopes throughout the whole of the season.


Family Friendly/Kids

Bardonecchia caters to beginners and intermediates brilliantly, with a huge array of blue and green slopes to check out. Amenities are first class, the local ski schools are as good as it gets and there’s an air of cosiness about the place in general that makes it truly unmissable as a family ski destination.


Weather/Snow Weekly Forecast


Maps of Bardonecchia

Pistes Map Of Bardonecchia


Live Webcam

Bardonecchia live webcam stream:

Bardonecchia: Melezet Chesal


Tourist Resources & Links

Planning a trip to Bardonecchia for the upcoming ski season? With so much to check out during your stay, you’ll first want to head over to one of the following helpful resources for a closer look at the action:


How to Choose Transfers to Bardonecchia

Alps 2 Alps is about more than just the lowest prices for ski transfers to Bardonecchia. We’re committed to providing you and your group with the total package of reliability, professionalism and peace of mind from start to finish.

Book with us when planning your ski trip to Bardonecchia and we’ll make you the following promises:

  • The lowest possible process throughout the entire season
  • Safe, comfortable and reliable transfer services
  • The best punctuality record for all ski resorts and destinations
  • 24/7 customer service for total peace of mind
  • Professional, English-speaking drivers and representatives
  • Outstanding flexibility and a family-friendly approach


Book Your Ski Transfer to Bardonecchia

To gain access to the lowest possible prices and secure your place on our most popular services, book your Bardonecchia resort transfers as far in advance as possible. Or if you have any questions about the services we offer, get in touch with the Alps 2 Alps customer care team anytime.

With Alps 2 Alps, you’re assured the best possible beginning and end to a Bardonecchia ski trip you’ll never forget!

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