Bardonecchia is a real gem of a resort. Although a venue in the 2006 Winter Olympics and a little over an hour’s drive from Turin, it’s not as well known as it could be.
It’s home to 39 runs split between two ski areas either side of town linked by bus, with blue runs making up almost a half of the entire pisted area. It’s also quieter than more popular resorts, so it’s an ideal place for beginners and families searching for wide groomers without the hordes.
There is a snow park too, home to a world class halfpipe, but boarders should be aware there are some drag lifts to negotiate.