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DaveB275 posted Feb-2009

Just coming back to skiing after a 25 year break

Had a great week in Obertauern last month, so much so that my partner (who had never tried skiing before) now has the bug and wants to go again. We've booked a cheap week in Bardonecchia 29th March.

Never been there or know much about it. Anyone got any advice or info please?

Ta very much.

(p.s. looked at booking skis in advance online - is it usually worth it?)


reply to 'Bardonecchia'
posted Feb-2009

Hi DaveB275 welcome to J2ski

My very 1st holiday on skis was to Bardonnechia, and I had a great time. Plenty of terrain for novice skiers back then, and the resort has been improved since, as it was one of the Olympic venues.

Campo Smith was the centre of the action, but there is another ski hill as well, though I didn't make it over there during my stay.

The town was pretty traditional Italy AFAIR, a proper place with some old buildings and a good choice of bars and restaurants.

You can get a seriously good discount of 30% or more on your ski hire using the link on J2ski. Just look for the Skiset logo.

reply to 'Bardonecchia'
posted Feb-2009

Hi Bandit.

Thanks for the welcome and info. Sounds good. We're staying at Campo Smith apartments.

Tried the ski hire link but seems the shop closes before our holiday ends

reply to 'Bardonecchia'
posted Feb-2009

Got back from Bardonecchia Last week.

Snow is Fantastic. Stacked over 1.5 metres deep at the road sides. You wont have a lack of snow.

CIPO's bar on the otherside of the piste from Campo Smiths the best place for a few beers.

Two ski areas Campo smith tree lined runs and the other covered on the same lift pass only a short bus ride away above the tree line.

Fantastic snow park for snow boarders with Olympic half pipe.

Lift queues were minimal at half term so your never have to queue unless you catch the ski schools.

Cant beat Bardonecchia value for money either

reply to 'Bardonecchia'
posted Sep-2009

Can anyone tell me how much the ski shops charge for an upgrade to 'superior' skis in Bardonecchia. I'm assuming it's best to upgrade in the shop rather than with the travel agent over here.

reply to 'Bardonecchia'
posted Sep-2009

In my experience you are better booking superior skis through Skiset or a similar on-line booker ...the shops charge much more for the same thing..I experienced this in France last season ..I had to hire in the resort at the same shop as my mate hired on-line ..the difference was phenomenal

Topic last updated on 23-September-2009 at 10:03

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