Why Choose Bardonecchia?
Spot on destination and hotel for a school trip. The Maelor School
It’s increasingly difficult to find that holy grail of quality skiing and uncrowded piste, but that is exactly what Bardonecchia offers. One of the venues during the 2006 Winter Olympics, it seems impossible that Bardonecchia could still be largely ignored by the tourist droves, but it is.
Perhaps it is the proximity of the huge Via Lattea (Milky Way) that keeps the crowds away, but whatever it is, you’ll love the fact that you won’t have to queue for lifts. More importantly, your students will have the opportunity to learn to ski in a calm environment, which will help them to progress more quickly.
Excellent venue! Hotel is spacious, clean and very good for school parties. The ski instructors were fantastic and the slopes were empty. The weather was great which was a bonus! Our students had a very good time! Mount Grace School
The 100km of piste is impeccably groomed and with most slopes facing north or north-west, the snow lasts a while round here too. Plus, the resort’s snow cannons ensure good snow cover at both the beginning and end of the season.
There’s a nice variety of terrain in Bardonecchia, with plenty of picturesque, tree-lined runs, as well as wide motorway runs for those who prefer cruising. There’s also some great snowboarding to be had here. As the host of some of the snowboarding events of the 2006 Olympics, the facilities here are brilliant, with 14 rails, 12 jumps, 2 boardercross courses and even an Olympic pipe.
After a long day out on the slopes, your group will be starving. It’s lucky then that Bardonecchia boasts such a great selection of restaurants, many of which serve local specialities. And Piemontese cuisine is just what you want to help you warm up – bagna cauda (a deliciously warm, garlicky dip), fonduta (Piedmont’s take on fondue), and the delicious gianduja (hazlenut chocolate spread) that the region is famous for, all washed down with bicerin (espresso, hot chocolate and milk).
You can look forward to a comfy night too, thanks to the great accommodation options in Bardonecchia. Most of our groups choose to stay in the fantastic Hotel Villaggio Olimpico, which hosted the Olympic athletes in 2006 and still boasts unrivalled facilities for school ski groups.
An excellent set-up with the slopes being so close to the hotel. The hotel is ideal for school groups. Flint High School