Thursday, 21 March 2013
Snow, spectacular scenery, sunny slopes….say no more!
Kids are always welcome, Italians love their bambini. Children under 7 ski for free.
International cross-border skiing,Bardonecchia to France is just a peak or two away.
Inexpensive on and off the slopes in comparison to elsewhere in Europe.
Transfer times are the shortest in the Alps. Turin to Bardonecchia is just 1 hour’s motorway driving….and no hairpin bends!
Alpine restaurants serving regional dishes – enjoy snacks and lunch on the slopes or take an evening ride in a snowcat for dinner on the mountain top.
La Dolce Vita - Forget après ski and happy hours, the Italian custom of a pre-dinner prosecco and accompanying free aperitivi in local bars is so much sweeter!Year-round resorts cater for skiers and non-skiers alike. Real life goes on beyond the slopes offering something for everyone.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
We've just been looking back at our original blog on http://alpscateredskichalet.blogspot.co.uk/ It's amazing to reflect on the past three years and realise how much has changed since those early days. Now we feel like veteran entrepreneurs on our way to our fourth successful summer season. No longer just newly weds with a common vision but parents to our beautiful Sofia too. What a lot we've accomplished and what a future we have ahead of us.
Monday, 4 March 2013
We’ve recently been browsing through wintersports websites for reviews on Bardonecchia and have been surprised to find how scantily researched some of the articles are. We like the fact that Bardonecchia “flies under the radar” of more publicised resorts such as Sauze d’Oulx, Montgenevre and Sestriere. Being the preferred resort of the Turinese gives the resort both its character and authenticity. The slopes are busier at the weekends but this is what makes the town buzz. Shops, cafés and restaurants thrive and prices are genuinely Italian and not simply inflated for the tourist market. Bardonecchia is fortunate to have four separate lift systems transporting skiers and boarders to different sectors of the ski area so at peak times avoid Campo Smith and head instead to Les Arnauds, Melezet or Jafferau. Apart from one quirky 2 man chair at Jafferau which is due for modernisation, the rest of the pistes are well served with 8 man cabins, 4 or 2 man chair lifts and button lifts. Ascending through the most scenic areas of the mountain we love our drag lifts. They are great for natural selection too, those who struggle to make it up are probably not sufficiently expert to be skiing down! So you can rest assured that your descent will not be blighted by over-ambitious skiers and snowboarders out of their depth and out of control!
March 4th 2013
March 4th 2013