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Bardonecchia is a relatively unknown Italian ski resort, just over the boarder from France. Due to the altitide, it is a snowsure resort. The resort is a great choice for beginners and advanced skiers, with a total of 100kms of slopes. Bardonecchia consists of four connected ski areas Campo Smith, Les Arnauds, Melezet and Bardonecchia Jaffreau. If you are a more experienced skier, you will appreciate the Bardonecchia Jaffreau area which is connected the other side of Bardonecchia. The snowpark is fantastic; it was part of the Olympics in 2006. For the apres-ski fans, you will not be disappointed as there are numerous options in the area. There are a few terraces on the slopes ; you just need to pick your favourite one.
The capital is Rome.
The official language is Italian.
There is a time difference of +1hour.
The official currency in Italy is the euro.
The voltage is 230 volts.
You must be in possession of a valid passport or valid proof of identity.
Talk on the phone:
A British mobile phone also works in Italy. To call to Italy from the UK, first dial the country code 0039 and then the area code without zero and then the subscriber number. The country code 0044 is from Italy to the UK.
The national emergency number is 112.
Traveling by car:
The national roads are well passable. Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed throughout the winter season (November to June).
Keep in mind that the highways require a toll. If you travel via the Austrian motorways, you must be in possession of a toll sticker. For some motorways, tunnels and roads in Austria there is no vignette requirement, but a separate toll must be paid, such as the A13 from Innsbruck-Süd to the Italian border.
There is no general obligation in Italy for winter tyres. Winter equipment (chains or winter tyres) may be mandatory on mountain roads. This is indicated with a traffic sign. Not using winter tires in winter conditions can lead to (joint) liability in the event of accidents and also have criminal consequences. In Austria and Germany, winter tires are required in winter conditions.
In case of breakdown or an accident, it is mandatory that all road users wear a reflective vest.
If you travel via France:
Please note: in some cities it is mandatory to have an environmental sticker from 1 July 2017. If you drive over the Paris ring road, the Boulevard Périphérique, you will also need an environmental sticker in many cases. The vignette can not be obtained along the way, but can only be ordered online. The French police advise to print out the application form and the confirmation and to take it with you if the vignette is not delivered in time by post. The order form can be found on this website: https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu
Future environmental zones can be found on this website: http://en.france.fr/nl/tips/milieuzones-france-ecovignet-credit
Food and drink:
Italy is known for pizzas, pastas and risottos. It is not recommended to drink tap water.
It is customary in Italy to give a tip of around 10% in bars, restaurants and hotels.
In general, the shops are closed between 13.00 and 16.00. This is the siesta. After 16.00 hours the shops will open again until about 19.00 hours.
In Italy, a ski helmet is mandatory for children up to and including 14 years of age. A ski helmet is recommended for adults. In a ski class, wearing a helmet is often required.
In Italy you are generally required to wear a swimming cap in swimming pools. This is for both public swimming pools and swimming pools that belong to hotels.
Flight informationFlight packages are not available for this destination/resort. Please see the prices for self-drive packages (including lift passes) on the Prices and Booking tab on the yellow menu above.
Lift pass, lessons and material
Children between the ages of 2 and 15 years old and seniors from the age of 66 years old will get a discount on their lift pass. The discounts will be visible in the calculated fare in step 3 of the booking process. Children up to the age of 1 are entitled to a free lift pass. If you are entitled to a free lift pass, please select "NO LIFT PASS" in step 2 of the booking process. Children and seniors entitled to discounts will only have to collect the lift passes at the ski lift company and the discounted lift passes will only be issued when/if you show an ID.
You will be issued a "hands-free" lift pass. At the destination you will need to pay a €3,- deposit, which will be refunded if/when you return your lift pass.
Above mentioned discounts are only valid when booking with Sunweb. At the destination other rates may apply.
A helmet for children and adults is not included in the rental of ski and/or snowboard equipment. For children from aged 3 to 7 years old, it is mandatory to wear a helment. You can purchase these yourself or rent them on the spot.
The following types of material can be booked: Bronze
This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.
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