Bormio

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “Very traditional resort, basic but okay”

Freeriding

58%

Lots of trees & some off-piste

Freestyle

40%

No local park

Pistes

60%

Busy but some good slopes

Mountain stats

Top lift:3012m
Vertical drop:1787m
Bottom lift:1225m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Cable-cars   7 x Chairlifts   4 x Drag-lifts   2 Magic carpets

50km of pistes

Easy
37%
Intermediate
45%
Advanced
18%
Total Pistes:11
Longest Piste:6km

Bormio dates back hundreds of years and it's quite possible that the Romans who built an ancient spa town near here could have actually been the first to shred the slopes in their tin hats.

However, Bormio as we know it today is rated very highly in Italy, with it's modern roots going back to the early sixties when the resort started dragging punters up its mainly intermediate all-round terrain. Bormio is a fairly busy place, with an overkill in some very sad all in one ski suits. The ski world does a lot of racing on the slopes here; Bormio hosted the 2005 World Championships which suggests that there must be something on offer.

Italian skiers like this place a lot, as do Germans and quite a lot of Brits. This means the slopes do become very clogged up at weekends and over holiday periods. Lift passes also provide access to the resorts of Santa Caterina (40km pistes) and San Colombano (30km pistes) creating the Alta Valtellina ski area, but the areas are only linked via ski-buses.

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World Ranking

15th

Overall in Italy

  • #17 best freeride
  • #12 best freestyle
  • #15 best piste riding

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