Ski holidays in Bormio
Bormio is a charming town situated in Lombardy, in the heart of the Alps lying close to the Swiss border and with easy access to the Stelvio Pass. It is one of Italy's top ski resorts having risen to fame back in 1985 when it hosted the Alpine World Championships which was repeated again in 2005. Its huge vertical of 1792 metres makes Bormio one of the 3 highest in the country being beaten only by Cortina and Alagna. Bormio ski holidays gives a visitor access to 39 km of pisted ski runs of which almost half is covered by snow making facilities. The slopes are accessed by 24 ski lifts which can carry up to 13,724 skiers/boarders per hour. In addition to the slopes of Bormio, the relevant ski pass will open up access to the rest of the Alta Valtenni Ski Area with access to 112 individual pistes.
This resort is suited to all abilities of skier although there is not an awful lot to challenge the expert skier. There is minimal interlinking with the emphasis being more on reaching the top of the mountain and then enjoying a long, trouble free descent, often as much as 14 km, back to the resort. Skiers have a choice of two routes up, each from the edge of town. Intermediates will probably get the most enjoyment here, with long flowing slopes and easy fast routes. There is a snowpark for boarders who can benefit from the cable car which takes them up to the top of the giant vertical.
About the town
Bormio started off life as a spa town and today has many modern spas and wellness centres. Accommodation in Bormio is varied and you have a choice of modern apartments, chalets, or B&Bs near the ski lifts in the new town, or if you a prefer a hotel, Bormio has plenty in the old town. The centre of Bormio has a choice of lively bars, some of which are restaurants, as well as some more elite establishments such as the Mozart Tea Rooms playing classical music or jazz. The Aurora piano bar on via Coltura is also quite a sophisticated choice. The majority of the shopping takes place in the old town with a selection of up market boutiques and specialist shops selling localised products.
Skiing in Bormio
Direct bus from railway station
Direct shuttle from railway station
Details about ski resortAll ski slopes: 78 km
Longest slope: 6 km
Crosscountry slopes: 13 km
Blue: 27 km
Red: 38 km
Black: 13 km