Bormio rhymes with mountain, snow, skiing.

And when the first cold weather arrives, so do the snowflakes that will whitewash our valley for all winter.

So Bormio and the entire Valtellina return to being preferred destination for those who love the skiingbut also the winter sports in general: the proposals are many and varied to meet all tastes.

Alongside the 'classic' slopes and routes to explore during the day, this month sees the return of the long-awaited (and equally popular) night descents on the famous Stelvio slope in Bormioperfectly lit for the occasion.

After the afternoon closes, expert snowmakers will prepare and groom the slope for the evening.

You can choose to go down in one goto retrace the exploits of world champions, or indulge in a slow descent stopping at the various refreshments arranged along the route and admire the panoramic view of our Bormio 'by night'.

So mark the scheduled dates (subject to change, so we advise you to monitor the www.bormioski.eu), all from 8pm to 11pm:

  • Friday 21 January 2022
  • Friday 4 February 2022
  • Friday 18 February 2022
  • Friday 4 March 2022
  • Friday 18 March 2022

The Stelvio track: historical background

The Stelvio slope in Bormio is considered among the most technical and spectacular in the world.

It was inaugurated in 1982 for the first edition of the World Series.

The track has been the scene of two editions of the World Alpine Ski Championshipsin 1985 and 2005. It has also hosted two finals of World Cupin 1995 and 2008. Since 1993 it has been home to the Men's World Cup Downhill.

Winning the men's downhill race on the Stelvio means writing one's name among the great champions in the history of Alpine skiing.

Great international talents have always triumphed on the Stelvio, but our Italian nationals have also shone recently, such as Christof Innerhhofer in 2008 and Dominik Paris in 2012 and 2017. Even the legendary Alberto Tomba managed to win the giant slalom in the World Cup finals in 1995, also taking home the overall crystal ball and the two slalom specialities.

Now we anxiously await the Winter Olympics 2026when the Stelvio will be the official venue for all men's Alpine Ski races.

The Stelvio track: some technical data

  • Length: 3,250 metres
  • Height difference: 1,010 metres
  • Starting altitude: 2,255 metres
  • Arrival altitude: 1,245 metres

La start is at an altitude of 2,255 m.above La Rocca. The route covers a length of approximately 3,250 metres with a height difference of 1,010 metres.

The start is immediately in strong slope (63%!), for experts here it becomes essential to be able to gain speed in order not to lose precious hundredths. The first bends are immediately challenging and lead to the La Rocca jump, where the pine, stone pine and fir forest begins.

From here you enter the Sertorelli gullya 300-metre diagonal where the acceleration is considerable.

It follows a small road for 200 metres, the Long fountainand the insidious curves of the Ermellini up to the most challenging and spectacular diagonal of the entire track, the Carcentinaat the end of which the Ciuk meadowsa plateau of about 100 metres.

From here you arrive on the wall of St Peter's with a long 45-metre jump and a 50% gradient.

The St. Peter's plain leads to the final wall, which begins with a large incline where you go over km/h until the last spectacular jump before the goal in Bormio village (1.245 m).

All this in just two minutes of pure adrenalina!

For early birds, get out at dawn!

It is called 3000 Ski Sunrise and it is a truly exclusive experience: only 70 places for each event, for climb to Bormio 3000 and admire from there the first light of dawn and be among the first to ski down the freshly prepared slopes, savouring the silence and the whole magic that the morning brings.

The meeting point will be in Bormio at the departure station of the Bormio-Bormio 2000 cable car. Once you reach Bormio 2000 you will have to continue the ascent by cable car to Bormio 3000.

Before setting off on your morning descent, however, you are invited to a rich Valtellina-style breakfast buffet at the Chalet Levissima Heaven 3000.

Getting up early in the morning has never been so unique and fulfilling!

The appointments for the dawn outings are as follows, with the relevant opening times of the cableways:

  • 30 January 7 a.m.
  • 8 February 7 a.m.
  • 12 February 7 a.m.
  • 27 February 6:30 a.m.
  • 1 March 6:30 a.m.

To participate, online registration is required directly on the website www.bormioski.eu.

For everyone else, everything else!

If you are not a night owl, nor an early riser, during the day you will be able to fully experience our snow-capped mountains.

In our entire area you will find 15 ski liftssome of which lead to over 3,000 metres of altitude, 18 tracks, 1 snowpark, 2 funslopesfor a height difference of over 1,800 metres.

A skiing holiday in Bormio will really please the whole family and all types of skiers (and not only!).

Lucio