Snow-Shoeing is growing in popularity!
Equipped with special snow shoes (known as "ciaspole" in local Piemontese dialect) you can enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in the Alps, whilst keeping fit and working numerous muscles. This activity is suitable for all ages and walkers are free to go at their own pace.
There are 3 signposted routes in Bardonecchia that are suitable for snow shoe walking. The starting-points are at the top of the 3 main ski lifts in the 3 skiing areas of the resort (Colomion, Melezet and Jafferau). Given the altitude of the paths, the snow conditions are almost always likely to be good.
Track 1 - Melezet
Leaving from Chesal, the walk (3.5km) is through a beautiful wood with great views over the Valle Stretta.
Track 2 - Colomion
Leaving from Pian del Sole, the walk (1.5km) is a leisurely one and is suitable for all the family (children must be accompanied by an adult at all times).
Track 3 - Jafferau
Leaving from the top of the gondola, the walk (7km) is more demanding but rewards the walker with the most wonderful views.
Please be careful at all times even when on signposted tracks. Remember you are walking in remote mountain areas, never walk alone, leave details of your plans with somebody and please use common sense at all times. Make sure you return before the ski lifts close at the end of the day.
To organise snow shoe excursions please ask mountain professionals to assist you.