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Snowboarding

Bardonecchia, host of the Turin Winter Olympics 2006 snowboarding competitions, continues to welcome all snowboarders who are attracted by the extensive facilities of the resort : Bardonecchia has become an internationally renowned snowboard resort. From the Olympic halfpipe to the well-equipped snowpark, from the extensive network of pistes to the off-piste and free riding opportunities there is certainly something for everyone.
There are a wide range of runs for all rider levels and preferences in our resort. Those who try snowboarding for the  first time as well as the most expert snowboarders will find what they‘re looking for ! In addition a number of international champions, national instructors and trainers work for the schools in Bardonecchia and are on hand to help those who want to try snowboarding for the first time or for riders who want to perfect their style and technique.
The relatively new sport of snowboarding came from the USA about 30 years ago. It’s not just a passing fashion and riders are passionate about their way of coming down the mountain. Bardonecchia has already produced champions in this relatively new discipline and developed a certain tradition for the sport: the resort has hosted the European Cup trials and World Cup trials as well as European Cup and World Cup competitions and of course the Olympic competitions in slalom, halfpipe and border-cross. The resort has also held many other important events in the national and international sporting calendar.
In the Colomion area of Bardonecchia skiing is mainly in the woods and the view from the top of Colomion (2100 metres) is spectacular. Off-piste skiers have a great choice of routes that lead off from the top of the mountain but of course it’s always essential to be aware of the risks of avalanche. At the most extreme point of Melezet at an altitude of 2400 metres another surprise awaits you: a ski lift takes you up to some of the most spectacular scenery where there are runs in fresh snow - an absolute must for freeriders. What’s more there’s also the challenge of the mogul run.
In the Jafferau area skiing is mainly at a high altitude (the highest point is 2807 metres). The scenery is breath-taking and there are many off-piste opportunities that are ideal in the spring too.
For further information or to organize guided tours in complete safety you can contact the various ski & snowboard schools or the Alpine guides who are operational in our area.
 

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