NORTH OF ITALY

Skiing in Bormio

Year-round Alpine skiing destination

Bormio (1225m)  is a village in the heart of Alta Valtellina, in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy. It lies in a wide, open valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. It has a  history going back to Ancient Rome and gets mentioned  in one of Leonardo da Vinci’s documents, (he was a fan!). Famous worldwide for its skiing facilities and its thermal baths – Bagni Vecchi, Bagni Nuovi e Bormio Terme -, for many centuries it has been know as the “Magnifca Terra” – the Magnificent Land - thanks to its natural beauty and  healthy climate.

Bormio is today one of the most famous holiday destinations in the Italian Alps. Here you can spend unforgettable ski weeks, enjoying the slopes where the Ski World Championships have been staged. 
The ski area consists of 50Km of trails running from an altitude of 3012m down to the village. The mountain is well served  by 15 ultra modern lifts and cable cars.

The Bormio ski area caters for the most demanding skiers, offering challenging tracks for experienced skiers and racers as well as a wide variety of runs for  less experienced skiers..
Good snow cover is guaranteed through the season thanks to a modern  snow making system which covers close to  90% of the slopes.

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Summer in Bormio

In summer, Bormio turns into an ideal summer mountain resort, surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the Stelvio National Park, one of Europe’s largest protected areas. For more details visit our Cycling site. Not far from Bormio is also the internationally famous Stelvio Pass, a summer ski destination.

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Winter Olympic

During the 2026 Milano Cortina Winter Olympic Games Bormio will play a major role by hosting all the Men's Alpine skiing events.

Not far from Bormio, easily accessible by car or public bus, there is also the lovely ski village of Santa Caterina Valfurva with its 35Km of ski slopes. You can ski both in Bormio and in Santa Caterina with the same 4 Valli (4 Valleys) ski pass.

But Bormio offers so much more than world class ski facilities, it is also a famous thermal resort. The thermal baths date from the Roman Age: the Bagni Vecchi (old Baths) were first built in  200 BC while the Bagni Nuovi (New Baths, ) date from 250 AD. In the centre of town, just a few minutes walk from shops, restaurants and hotels, there is modern complex which comprises of many thermal water swimming pools catering for all ages and spa treatments (see our “Thermal Baths”  page for more details).

The Journey Begins Here

BORMIO

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Skiing Highlights:

  • An ear popping 1,800m vertical from top to bottom across varied terrain offering majestic views of Bormio and the crown of peaks surrounding
  • Night skiing the famous Stelvio on selected nights from 8-11pm.  Not for the faint of heart, but well worth the adrenaline rush and plenty of après options along the fully illuminated course
  • Freeride off-piste in the Vallone zone from 3,000m immediately below the top cable car station, or hike up the ridge to the Cross at Monte Vallecetta and access Vallone via a breathtaking couloir
  • The 3,250m Stelvio Slope, featuring the Wall – il Muro (which almost feels vertical). Ski in the tracks of World Champions or catch a World Cup race if you are in town late December.  Nothing short of spectacular.
  • Wide open perfectly groomed reds dominate the hill, which are perfect for carving, cruising or speeding hell for leather
  • Paragliding over the slopes with Marco, with skis on or off it’s truly amazing

Tips

  • An excellent inter resort public bus can take you to the nearby ski fields at Santa Caterina or Cima Piazzi-San Colombano (aka Oga) – both charming, peaceful and very authentic
  • If you ski at Cima Piazzi-San Colombano you must grab a hearty mountain lunch, with bilberry grappa, at Agriturismo Malga San Colombano – outstanding
  • If you ski at Santa Caterina then lunch at Happy Valley is nothing short of brilliant (casual up front, fine dining out back)
  • Rent and store your gear at OKGO, by far and away the friendliest rental shop we know (https://okgoskirent.com/) and right next to bottom cable car and bus stop/s
  • The Mini Club and ski schools are tried and tested by Aussie families and the feedback is excellent

Culture, Food & other Adventures

  • Roman heritage, cobbled streets, charming piazzas and family friendly hospitality
  • Take in the best views at Ristorante Heaven 3000 and devour the best local Bastone (1½ foot long skewered meat) on the mountain
  • Enjoy a long lunch slopeside at La Rocca – be it in the raucous pizza bar up front or decadent fine dining out back.  La Rocca is one of our favourites.
  • Sample some local delicacies: Sciatt (amazing cheese-filled buckwheat fritters); Bresaola (cured raw beef); and Braulio (an herbal digestive).
  • Romantic, luxurious and soothing spas (both old and new) are a must do with your special someone.  
  • The indoor/outdoor public pool, sauna, spa and ripper water slide at Bormio Terme is very family friendly
  • The Keller Steak House is a great night out, especially for the carnivores – if you can do reserve a table in a wine barrel!
  • Join the locals for ice skating at the Olympic size arena downtown

Further afield, jump on an eBike and effortlessly climb, cruise and explore by day or night (www.fatbikemotion.com

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