Bardonecchia is giving away free lift passes from April 5 to 11. To qualify you must book a stay of three nights or more through the resort's Web site. 

18,000 hotel beds are included in the offer, which mean a saving of at least €120 per person on the lift ticket price. Holiday packages start from €165 per person.

A second is of interest to families: free ski holidays for up to two children per family under the age of 12 from April 5 to 11. This special offer includes free hotel stay, free lift pass, free equipment rental, and free ski group ski school lessons for kids sharing a room with their parents.

The Italian resort of Bardonecchia was one of the country's first ski resorts. Established in 1934, it was two Norwegian brothers, the Smiths who came here and built there first ski jump at Campo Smith (Smith's Field). The ski region is spread over three areas: Campo Smith, Melezet, and Jafferau, which combine to provide 140 kilometres of pistes. Campo Smith, in the middle, is considered the main ski area and is fully lift linked to neighbouring Melezet. Jafferau is a five-minute bus ride away and a free bus pass is provided with the lift ticket. 

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