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Winter Sport


Mountaineering is the jewel in the crown of mountain activities and is the one discipline that encompasses all of the others and transports them to glaciers and the mountain peaks.Mountaineering isn’t just about technical ability but about knowing the mountain like the back of your hand, being able to pick up on the slightest signals to predict how the weather might change, the ability to move from rock to rock without dislodging a stone or to move across difficult terrain with crampons… in brief a good mountaineer needs to feel totally at home on the mountain.

In the splendid setting of Bardonecchia alpine guides can add an extra dimension of safety if you book them for your excursion whether it’s to go mountaineering, ski mountaineeringfreeridingor snowshoeing.


The last winters have confirmed the tendency to be snow-poor at lower elevations and, according to the Refuges managers of the upper Valle di Susa, the E-bike represents the possibility for them to work even when the snow conditions are penalizing for winter hiking, for ski mountaineering and for snowshoe hikes. 

The E-bike, especially in its "Fat" version, with extra-large tires that allow an important flotation on elements such as snow and sand, is the new mechanical horse on which to ride km of roads and mountain paths as well in "winter mode". 

The proposed excursions allow you to discover the territory of Bardonecchia, the High Susa Valley and the bordering France with stops to recharge the batteries, enjoying food and warmth in Refuges and Gite d'Etape. 


From one-hour tests to a weekend, with the possibility to create tailor-made excursions, the offer meets all the levels of requirement for a new approach to the silence of the winter mountains.


Outdoors eveNts & services
Sergio Gallicet: mob: +39 339 5483333

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Equipped with special snow shoes (known as "ciaspole" in local Piemontese dialect) you can enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alps, whilst keeping fit and working numerous muscles. This activity is suitable for all ages and walkers are free to go at their own pace.

There are 3 signposted routes in Bardonecchia that are suitable for snow shoe walking. The starting-points are at the top of the 3 main ski lifts in the 3 skiing areas of the resort (Colomion, Melezet and Jafferau). Given the altitude of the paths, the snow conditions are almost always likely to be good.

Track 1 - Melezet
Leaving from Chesal, the walk (3.5km) is through a beautiful wood with great views over the Valle Stretta.

Track 2 - Colomion
Leaving from Pian del Sole, the walk  (1.5km) is a leisurely one and is suitable for all the family (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times).

Track 3 - Jafferau
Leaving from the top of the gondola, the walk (7km) is more demanding but rewards the walker with the most wonderful views.

Via Des Geneys, 310052 Bardonecchia
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Scuola italiana di alpinismo, scialpinismo e arrampicata Chalet delle Guide Via Medail
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The cross country ski runs are situated in the beautiful setting of the Pian del Colle and Valle Stretta.

At the recently opened "Centro di Fondo" (Cross Country Skiing Centre) at Pian del Colle there’s a bar, ski hire and lessons held by the instructors of the ski schools.

4 trails at Pian del Colle 1390m 1510m
Green trail: 1 km, easy
Blue trail: 2 km, easy
Red trail: 3.5 km, medium
Black trail: 5 km, difficult

Trail at Valle Stretta: 1390m 1780m 
Trail: 10 km, medium
The mountain refuge, Re Magi, can be reached from Pian del Colle, by skiing through an area known as  "la Parete dei Militi" (the Soldiers' Wall) and past the refuge, Terzo Alpini.  This is an area of outstanding beauty and, in particular, the area of la Parete dei Militi echoes the landscape of the Dolomites. 

Sometimes it may be necessary to close the cross-country runs leading to the Re Magi due to avalanche risk. 

Trail at Decauville 2000m
This cross country run is at an altitude of 2000 metres and is entirely flat. It can be reached via the Jafferau gondola and is open until April.

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Piazza Europa, 15 orario: lun-ven 8.30/12.30 - 14.30/18.30
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By Car

From Milan: take the A4 motorway towards Turin, continue on the A32 towards Bardonecchia.
 From Turin: take the A32 Turin-Bardonecchia motorway and take the Bardonecchia exit or the highway (SS24 and 335 that goes through the Valle di Susa to Bardonecchia). 
 From Lyon: take the A43 motorway towards the Frejus tunnel. The first exit immediately after the tunnel is Bardonecchia.

By train

The international Rome to Paris train goes through Bardonecchia. There are direct trains from Turin (1 hr), Milan (2hr) and Paris (4hr 15 min). 
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By plane

Turin (1hr from the airport to Bardonecchia) Torino Caselle airport
Milan (2hr from the airport to Bardonecchia) Linate and Malpensa airports
Chambery (1hr 15 mins from the airport to Bardonecchia) Chambery airport


  • Fully equipped kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave oven and crockery
  • Safe deposit box
  • Private Check-in/check out
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tourist Information
  • Laundry (Washing Machine)
  • Cot for babies (on request)
  • Fax/Photocopying Service  (on request)
  • 2 apartments accessible to persons with disabilities
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Smoking Area
  • handicapped accessible
  • Common Areas (terrace, outdoor furnishing)
  • Security shutters for children
  • hairdryer
  • LCD TV
  • Spoken languages (Italian, French, English).
  • Small pets welcome (surcharge of € 5,00 per day)
  • Bicycle Rental (on request)
  • Snowshoes walking (on request)
  • Excursions with Flat E-bike (on request)
  • Ski rental & Snowboard (on request)
  • SPA (on request)
  • Internal parking in private box (€ 5,00)
  • Dinner at discounted price in refuge can be reached with the snow cat (on request)
  • The staff will be at your disposal to organise and book at preferential prices dinners at altitude, skipass and various activities (tennis, golf, horse riding, ski lessons...
  • Conventions with restaurants and bars
  • Daily housekeeping (on request)
  • Airport shuttle service (fee)
  • Distance from the center of Mt. 50
  • Distance from the bus public transport mt. 20
  • Distance from the congress center "Palazzo delle Feste" mt. 900
  • Distance from SKI AREA Campo Smith - Les Arnauds - Melezet approximately 1,2 Km
  • Distance from Jafferau ski area approximately 1,1 Km
  • Golf (within 3 km).

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