Bormio Ski Resort

The resort of Bormio is an old medieval spa town, above which lies 50km of well-groomed, north facing slopes that extend up to over 3000m.

Intermediates will love the network of blues and reds (there is only one short black run), especially as the snow conditions are usually fantastic thanks to comprehensive snowmaking and the northerly aspect. The attractive town has a lot going on – including the spas that made the resort famous – and a wide variety of accommodation is available, from luxury hotels to family run guesthouses. Further skiing with nine more lifts is available on the other side of town at Le Motte and Isolaccia.

This season, Ski Club Freshtracks are running two Peak Experience holidays to this great resort. With strong focus on improving your technique, you’ll spend three days with local instructors and then three days with a Ski Club Leader.

Our Bormio Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★☆
  • Advanced ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pros

Snowsure, intermediate cruising

Good beginner facilities at the top of the gondola

Lots to do in town and great spas

Cons

Limited local slopes, but more on offer at Le Motte and Isolaccia

Few challenges for experts and limited off piste

Some hotels a decent walk away from the gondola

Bormio Skiing and Snowboarding

Beginners are very well catered for at Bormio 2000 at the top of the gondola – this does however mean that you have to download at the end of the day. The gentle slopes are served by a mixture of magic carpets and easy draglifts and progression on to longer blues is good. Confident intermediates then have the pick of the mountain, including the long descents back into town, the snowsure reds at the top of the resort and the Stelvio downhill course.

This however is not a resort for more advanced skiers and boarders, especially as the off piste is limited. You will quickly want some variety away from the local slopes, which to some extent the Le Motte and Isolaccia provides, but even in these areas there are few challenges on offer.

  • Total Pistes: 50km
  • Blue: 28%
  • Red: 68%
  • Black: 4%
  • Lifts: 11
  • Altitude: 1225m – 3012m

Bormio Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Bormio Resort

The resort has over 40 hotels, giving a great selection of accommodation. The only issue is the size of the town means that some are located a distance from the main gondola – but many run a shuttle bus and the local bus service does link up well.

There is a wide choice of restaurants within the medieval town, which feels as different from a European mega resort as you can get. The food, as with many Italian resorts, is a highlight and prices are very reasonable. Off the slopes, a visit to the famous natural springs, long famous within the resort, is the perfect way to unwind after a long day on the hill.

How to get to Bormio

There are four airports to choose from, all of which are around a three hour drive from the resort. Milan Linate and Bergamo are marginally the closest, but Milan Malpensa and Verona provide good alternatives.

  • Milan Linate airport: 3 hours
  • Milan Malpensa airport: 3 hours
  • Bergamo airport: 3 hours
  • Verona airport: 3.5 hours

Bormio Contact Details

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