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Bormio Ski Resort

Bormio Resort Guide

Bormio, Italy

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Bormio Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length39km24 miles
Highest Lift3,020m9,908ft
Resort Height1,200m3,937ft
 Nearest AirportsBolzano and Innsbruck Airport
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Bormio at a glance

One of Italy's top resorts, coming to world attention in 1985 when it hosted the Alpine Ski World Championships, which it did again in 2005. Originally a thermal spa town, Bormio now has a modern thermal baths as well as a wide variety of bars, restaurants, night clubs and a cinema. Excellent ski area with a huge vertical.

 When will it snow in Bormio?

The next notable snow forecast for Bormio is 2cm1in, expected on 22 July.

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Bormio Facts, Stats and Ratings

Bormio Rated

Ratings for Bormio
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Bormio?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Bormio
Highest Lift3,020m9,908ft
Lowest Piste1,230m4,035ft
Resort Altitude (Bormio)1,200m3,937ft
Max Vertical1,820m5,971ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Bormio Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Bormio
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 5km3 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 8 25km16 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 8 20km12 miles
Total Length
39km24 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
12km7 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Alta Valtellina Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Alta Valtellina
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
184km114 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Bormio Summary

The Italian Ski Resort of Bormio is part of the Alta Valtellina ski area with access to 184km114 miles of downhill skiing, with 112 marked pistes, served by a total of 62 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Bormio itself (39km24 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Alta Valtellina ski resorts of Livigno and Santa Caterina.

With ski lifts as high as 3,020m9,908ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Bormio Overview

One of Italy's top resorts, coming to world attention in 1985 when it hosted the Alpine Ski World Championships, which it host again in 2005, Bormio describes itself as a high alpine town at the centre of the high Valtellina region.

The town's origins are inextricably linked to its thermal waters which have been re-nowned for their curative powers since ancient times and led to it becoming a spa town. The nine springs are mentioned in Roman documents dating back to the first century AD. Today the tradition continues in modern thermal baths.

The resort's long history has left it with a rich collection of architectural treasures, which make it a more pleasant and interesting place to stay than many resorts. Centred around the busy main Via Roma the old buildings are decorated with frescoes and graphics and include the thirteenth century Kuerc, with its amphitheatre style roofing, where justice was administered in times past. The S. Vitale Church predates it by a century whilst the Alberti Tower is fifteenth century. The Hour Tower was begun in the fifteenth century and completed in the seventeenth, whilst the De Simoni Palace is eighteenth century. In between these great buildings are many atmospheric shops, bars and restaurants as well as two museums.

Although skiing is a very important part of Bormio therefore, it is no the be all and end all that it is in most other winter sports resorts - Bormio has a life beyond and is busy through the summer.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Bormio is 14km9 miles long.

Skiing in Bormio

Bormio's 1792m (5879 feet) vertical is one of the three greatest in Italy, beaten only by Alagna and Cortina. This is not a vast inter-linked skiing domain however, more a place for those who love to get to the top of the mountain and then have huge long hassle-free descents of up to 14km (9miles) back down to the resort. The lower two thirds of the slopes are forested and protected by snow making. There is a choice of two routes up, each from the edge of town (there is a ski bus but many will find their accommodation a short walk away).

The new gondola ascends first to Bormio 2000 - the main nursery area with guaranteed snow. It then carries on to the summit of Cima Bianca from where there's a choice of descents, including the long blue all the way to the bottom, which beginners might attempt by the end of their first week. The second route up is to take the shorter gondola to Ciuk, then a chair to the Bormio 2000 area.

Intermediates will enjoy Bormio the most with its long sweeping runs and fast easy routes. Experts have a more limited choice but the Pista Stelvio was the course for the Men's Downhill in the 1995 World Championship. Bormio is part of the Alta Valtellina Lift Pass system which gives skiing access to the slopes of Livigno, Santa Caterina and San Colombano and with a seven day pass you also get one free day over the border, which includes famous St Moritz. The resort where you're most likely to make use of the pass is Bormio's near neighbour Santa Caterina, a traditional but high and snow sure village with another 40km (25 miles) of trails. It is the home of former Olympic champion Deborah Campagnoni.

On the other side of Bormio the San Colombano lifts serve another mixture of mostly easy and intermediate trails, with one black at Oga.

Bormio offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Bormio

Bormio has a fun park with its own website at www.snowpark.bormio.it. On the up side it is possible to get right to the top of the huge vertical by cable car to access the long cruising trails back down.

When is Bormio open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Bormio.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Bormio.

Snow Making

Bormio is able to make snow, on 17km11 miles of ski runs,.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 24 ski lifts of Bormio are able to uplift 13,724 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Bormio?

Bormio is in the Italian Alps in Alta Valtellina, Lombardy, Italy.

How can I get to Bormio?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Bormio are Bolzano, Innsbruck Airport and Bergamo. There are five airports within three hours drive.

Bormio Webcams

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Off the Mountain

Bormio Aprés Ski

Central Bormio has a good selection of lively bars, most of them also restaurants. The resort's long history means there are some sophisticated choices too, such as the Mozart tearoom with classical music or jazz to add ambience. The Aurora piano bar on via Coltura is equally high calibre. The King's Club on via Peccedi is the resort's discothèque.


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