Last week I went on my first ever skiing holiday to beautiful Bardonecchia in Italy! Italy is 100% my favourite country on the planet, and I couldn’t wait to go back and see a different side of Italy in the snowy mountains!
Bardonecchia is a quiet town in the Italian Alps, and was perfect for a beginner skiier like myself. The slopes weren’t too busy so I had plenty of space to get my ski legs, and as the week progressed there were some challenging red runs, I survived my first black run and even tried my hand at the Olympic Piste (Bardonecchia hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006).
Even though I am a novice, I went on holiday with Sam’s family who have all skiied their whole lives, and they too had an amazing time – there was plenty of more advanced runs to keep them entertained, so there’s definitely something for everyone!
On the fourth day we headed away from the main runs on Campo Smith to Jafferau – a 10 minute drive away – and as this resort is situated higher up in the mountains we caught some amazing views skiing above the clouds, and got to try out some fantastic new runs.
Needless to say, the food and drink was PHENOMENAL. We ate most of our meals in our catered chalet – Pensione Bianca – where we were hosted by the wonderful Kate and Graeme and their adorable children. I cannot recommend a nicer family to stay with, and we will definitely be going back to see them again!
Our favourite watering hole was the Lalimentari wine bar – a beautiful rustic bar complete with fur-lined benches and fairy lights, and an amazing selection of wine and fizz! Each bottle we bought came with complimentary antipasti, and it was so delicious (and so plentiful!) we could barely eat our meal afterwards!
I will definitely be going back to this beautiful town again!