Skiing and trekking for all tastes
The Bardonecchia commercial is “365 days of sport” and looking at the opportunities offered is perfectly spot on. In winter you can indulge yourself: cross-country and alpine skiing (100 km of slopes and 23 lifts), snowshoeing and snowboarding. Just 5 minutes from the center, thanks to a free shuttle you can reach the Jafferau area that reaches the peak of 2800 meters high and allows you to ski mostly outboard, in high altitude environment, with an unparalleled view of the mountains surrounding and endless possibilities for spring off-piste itineraries.
In the summer, in addition to racing bikes and mountain bikes, for trekking or simple excursions, you will be spoiled for choice. There is something for everyone: paths, mule tracks and military roads from the valley floor to the mountain tops, from 1,300 to 3,500 meters above sea level. The wide variety adapts to the needs of all fans. Along sunny routes and walks through the forests of fir and larch you can reach the most famous peaks of Bardonecchia and the Upper Val di Susa: the Red Guglia, the Val Fredda, the Tre Croci, the Sommeiller glacier, Mount Tabor and the peaks of the Pierre Menue with the possibility of stopping at the alpine refuges or at the numerous mountain pastures at altitude.
For history buffs, however, do not miss the Fort Bramafam, a fortification erected at the end of the nineteenth century to defend Bardonecchia (and especially the Turin-Modane railway line and the Frejus railway tunnel), for extension and armament it can be considered the largest fortified work of the late nineteenth century in the Cozie Alps. Today the Fort is a museum that hosts exhibitions and events.
Finally a little curiosity: the Rochemolles Dam hosts the World of diving from great heights: the athletes launch from a height that varies between 22 and 27 meters and the water below must have a minimum depth between 4 and 5 meters. But this is a discipline only for professionals.