The town, which is located about 90 km (56 mi) from Turin at the intersection of four valleys, is surrounded by mountains, including several whose peaks surpass 3,000 m (9,800 ft). The town is built along Bardonecchia Stream, a tributary of the Dora Riparia. The historic center is set back and elevated, while the more recent part of town is built around the train station. The town has grown thanks to activities related to customs, logistics, and tourism; as a result, it has incorporated some neighboring villages, and thus is one of the largest towns in the Susa Valley.

Download the map of the town.

Skiing in Bardonecchia

Part of the XXth Winter Olympic Games of Turin in 2006, Bardonecchia has several different skiing areas which all have something different to offer to the skier.

The first area is known as the Colomion. It is connected to two further skiing areas known as Les Arnauds and Melezet: here there’s a wealth of wide runs that spin out through the woods. The starting point is from Campo Smith (1300 m) in the heart of the resort  and the lifts take you up to the highest point of 2400 metres where you ski above the woods.

Just 5 minutes from the centre there is the other main skiing area Lo Jafferau. There is a free ski bus that runs from the resort to Lo Jafferau where the skiing is mainly on open runs with amazing views over the surrounding mountains. Here the highest point is 2800 metres and in spring there are endless possibilities for off-piste skiing.

Bardonecchia has:

  • 23 ski lifts which can carry up to  30.000 people per hour
  • 100km of runs (5 black, 18 red, 16 blue)
  • 38km equipped with snow cannons
  • Olympic Half pipe
  • Snowpark
  • Snowtubing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Signposted paths for snow shoe excursions
  • Ski & snowboard schools
  • First aid/medical assistance
  • Bars & restaurants on the slopes
  • Ski, snowboard & accessory hire
  • Railway station
  • Ice rink

Download the map of the skiing area.
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Further skiing info can be found here.

The Venue

Hotel des Geneys Spledid

Located in the heart of Bardonnechia, the hotel lies in a private parkland close by shops, restaurants and entertainment and only a stone throw away from the ski slopes. Perfect for any occasion — from Bardonecchia mountain vacations to special events and business conferences, The Hotel des Geneys has the flexibility and ambiance to ensure a superb getaway experience.

Link to the hotel website.

How to reach the venue

Bardonecchia is the the Valle di Susa in north west Piedmont on the border with France. It is well connected by road, train (both national and international connections) and airport (Milan, Turin, Chambery and Geneva are all within easy reach of Bardonecchia).

Bardonecchia is about 50 minutes away from Turin by motorway, 1 hour from Turin and 2 hours from Milan by train. The international airport of Turin Caselle is about 1 hour away.

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 Lyons: 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). For further information on trains go to: Time schedule of the Torino-Bardonecchia trains is being updated by Trenitalia; please check the schedule after Dec 12.

You can reach Turin from Torino Caselle airport by bus, train + metro, taxi, etc. See Reaching the airport here. Your destination can be both Torino Porta Nuova train station and Torino Porta Susa train station. However, there are more trains leaving Torino Porta Nuova for Bardonecchia.

From the two train stations above you can find a train to Bardonecchia here. Just write from Torino to Bardonecchia. Pay attention TO P.N. stands for Torino Porta Nuova, TO P.S. for Torino Porta Susa. Time schedule of the Torino-Bardonecchia trains is being updated by Trenitalia; please check the schedule after Dec 12.

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