Hotel La Betulla

  • Italy, Bardonecchia

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We're sure you'll really enjoy the mountain style and warm feel at Hotel La Betulla. The friendly staff play a big part in creating that atmosphere, nothing's too much trouble for them. Although it's not right on the slopes, access to them is great. The bus stop for the free resort bus is just outside, where there's a regular service to and from Campo Smith and the main lifts. If you want to explore the Jafferau ski area, the bus there stops just around the corner. And it's only a short stroll into the historic old town of Bardonecchia. We found it a nice way to stretch the legs after long days of carving up the piste or making the most of the snow fields.  

The lounge bar area is really great for the casual, apres ski social. We loved catching up with new friends and finding out what they got up to during the day. Dinner is in the cosy dining area, where you'll be served tasty regional and Italian dishes complete with antipasto and a salad buffet. The breakfast buffet has a good selection to get you ready for an action packed day. When its time to rest up after a long day on the mountains you'll find your room comfortable and nicely decorated. Some have lovely views of the Alps. 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Turin airport.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 38
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax of €1 per person per night payable locally directly to hotel. 

Rooms

Standard Rooms sleep up to two people and have a TV, safe, hairdryer and shower. Standard rooms for single use and bigger rooms sleeping up to four people are also available. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 12
  • Access ramp: Yes
Bardonecchia

The small resort of Bardonecchia sits right on the border between France and Italy, making it Italy’s westernmost town at the heart of the Alps. In 2006 it hosted the Turin Winter Olympics snowboarding competitions, and still includes many features from the one-time-only event.

Made up of 3 areas- Campo Smith, Melezet and Jafferau, there is over 100km of piste to tackle in the area, all linked by free buses. The majority of the pistes in the area are a close mix of easy cruising blue runs, and some red runs that offer more of a challenge. The resort is quiet and relatively uncongested with other skiers and snowboarders so it is easy to enjoy your time on the snow uninterrupted.

For adrenaline seeking skiers, Bardonecchia has 5 black runs to take on. For flair filled flips and tricks, the Melezet area has a fun freestyle snow park, featuring an Olympic half pipe from 2006 (open when snow levels allow), 80 rails and jibs and 20 jumps. You don't have to be Shaun White to enjoy the park, it is fun for first time flippers as well as snow park pro's.  

Off the pistes, one of Bardonecchia's highlights is the excellent array of restaurants. Restaurants serve up delicious Italian comfort food that is not to be missed, and for a small resort there is a huge variety of venues on offer. Après-ski culture is on the quiet side, attracting smaller crowds who want to socialise and take it easy. But if you’re in the mood for some classic live music and dancing in your ski boots, then Chesal bar and restaurant at the top of the Melezet-Chesal chair lift hosts ‘Crazy Chesal’ après-ski from 14:30 onwards. Also enjoy a visit to Haralds Ski Restaurant Bar at Campo Smith, great food, drinks and easy to walk to rather than taking lifts. 

Inghams operate a telephone rep service in Bardonecchia. For a smoother in resort experience, we recommend pre-booking the following before you travel; Lift passes, ski equipment hire and/or tuition.

Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 100 km
Runs
16
18
5
Longest run 6 Km
Snowparks

Bardonecchia snowpark is located in the Melezet area. The park is divided into 5 different zones based on the difficulty of features and jumps

Lifts Drag lifts 13, Chairlifts 9, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus True
Things to Do

Bardonecchia restaurants, food and drink

One of Bardonecchia’s secret delights is the impeccable quality of the food and mountain restaurants on offer in the resort. Delicious Italian cuisine, the food on offer in Bardonecchia is excellent and you can expect some hearty regional classics.

Chesal restaurant is marked on the map at the Melezet mid-station and is notably very tasty, as is Ristorante Pizzeria Waikiki at the base of Melezet, overlooking the snow park. Try the excellent Haralds Ski Restaurant Bar located at Campo Smith, great food and drinks, enjoy as long and late as you like as you can walk here and not rely on lifts to get back down. 

 

Bardonecchia après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Bardonecchia celebrates a much more relaxed and quieter après ski lifestyle compared to some of the other resorts in Italy and just over the border in France. There is still live music and dancing (on or off the table - up to you!) to be had at Chesal at the end of the day, hence the après ski hour being dubbed ‘Crazy Chesal’! There is also Haralds Ski Restaurant Bar as mentioned above, great for drinks as well as food. 

Off the pistes, the bars are a perfect place to make friends with the small ski crowds that gravitate towards Bardonecchia. It may please some people to know that there are no nightclubs in Bardonecchia, and the resort goes to bed quietly at the end of the day.

 

Bardonecchia shopping

In Bardonecchia there are some classic sportswear stores lined up along the high street selling clothes, equipment and accessories. There are also a few local craft stores, supermarkets and deli’s selling food and drink (very handy to have if you are opting for a self-catered apartment for your stay). The town is small and most of the people who live there are locals so you can expect to find some wonderful local specialties.

 

Bardonecchia spas and relaxation

If you stay the Campo Smith Apartments or Hotel Rivè you can enjoy the indoor pool, gym, spa and sauna area available (payable locally for Apartment guests). Elsewhere, there is a public swimming pool and gym at the local sports centre, Piscina Comunale di Bardonecchia.

 

Bardonecchia arts, culture and events

Despite Bardonecchia being a somewhat quiet resort, it celebrates an action-packed events calendar throughout both the summer and winter seasons. The Born to Ride snowboard weekends take place throughout the season. Most events are participated by local athletes, but also attract an international crowd. All around, they are great fun to watch and be part of.

The Bardonecchia Alpine Coaster is open all year to enjoy near the Campo Smith area. Whizz, wind and swoosh round the track over 1km in length. Each ride costs €6pp and block tickets are available. For Winter opening days and times please enquire locally, times and prices will always be subject to weather and change. 

 

 

 

Extras

Winter 2020/21 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £62 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes Days Season

Adult
16-64yrs

Child
8-15yrs
Senior
65+
Local Pass 6 L £147 £116 £116
H £173 £138 £138

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £64 £97 £155
Skis & Boots £89 £123 £179
Snowboard & Boots - £91 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £52 -
Snowboard & Boots - £91 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis/Boots - £52 -
Helmet - Free* -

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child 5-12yrs
Ski 5 2 hrs per day £123 £123
Snowboard

Lessons start at 10am on Mondays*

*Lessons start at 9am for Christmas and New Year weeks 

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Facilities
  • Heated boot room
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Local bus service
Meals

All your usual continental breakfast classics greet you each morning. For dinner, enjoy four varied courses with options to choose. Antipasti and salad buffets partner menu selections. Spending the holidays here? Christmas and New Year gala style dinners are included. 

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please notify us at time of booking of any dietary requirements. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 6.708351
  • Latitude: 45.075595
  • Location Description:
    • 100 metres from centre
    • 800 metres to Campo Smith ski lifts, hire and school
    • 10 metres to bus stop
    • Supermarket 100 metres

For more information on travel and transport visit our Hotel La Betulla page

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per person from £649
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Hotel La Betulla
Bardonecchia, Half Board
02/01/2021 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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