Bormio Eventi: all the unmissable events and happenings in Bormio
Bormio Eventi has always been an important binomial. Bormio is home to worldwide sporting events, but not only that. Discover here all the events to be experienced at least once in life.
Bormio Eventi is a combination that has become inseparable for decades: not only great events of national and global scale but also traditions that are handed down from generation to generation or small events that make tourists fall in love with this land.
La Magnifica Terra is an area rich in resources: nestled in the mountains of the Stelvio National Park, it offers outdoor sports activities for 12 months a year, and its warm thermal waters have been, since ancient times, one of the main attractions.
The ability to organise important sporting events, such as the World Cup and the Alpine Ski World Championships, the Short Track World Championships or the Granfondo Stelvio Santini, together with the uncontainable desire to cultivate the traditions of the past, make the events’ calendar of this location a flagship, capable of giving visibility all over the world and attracting fans even from overseas.
Bormio and skiing: world events!
Bormio and Santa Caterina Valfurva are known in the world of winter sports for major events related to alpine skiing.
Every year, on 28 and 29 December, the spotlights of the Fis World Cup turn on the legendary Pista Stelvio for one of the most feared but also the most coveted free descents of the World Cup circuit: the best men-jets usually compete right before the end of the year.
Bormio and Santa Caterina were also home to the Alpine Ski World Championships in 1985 and 2005, and the Pista Stelvio will host the Milan-Cortina Olympic Games in 2026.
The events related to the snow, however, do not end here:
- The torchlight procession on the Stelvio Slope on New Year’s Eve is unmissable to experience as spectators. An incredible emotion will inundate you at the vision of this show and the pyrotechnic one that follows at the end of the snake.
- Peak to Creek: A one-of-a-kind challenge held at the end of January. The goal is to cover the skiable altitude difference of Bormio, over 1,800 meters, from Bormio 3000 to the town, in the shortest possible time.
- Night skiing. Do you want to experience the thrill of skiing under the stars on perfectly lit slopes? On the Deborah Compagnoni, in Santa Caterina Valfurva, and on the Stelvio slope, it is possible from January to mid-March.
- Bormio Freeride Festival: a date for all lovers of fresh snow or those who want to safely approach the off-piste with Alpine Guides.
Bormio summer events
The summer season in Bormio officially kicks off around the third Friday of May when, snow permitting, the Stelvio Pass opens to the transit of cars and bicycles. This day represents for the Bormiese a launching pad for the summer season which, more and more, in recent years, attracts cyclists from all over the world, thanks to a very long series of events for all tastes: for road bike lovers or MTB, for semi-professionals or simple amateurs.
Usually, the season kicks off the first weekend of June with the Granfondo Stelvio Santini, which, exceptionally in 2021, due to Covid, has been postponed to 12 September 2021.
The more daring will find an even more challenging test in the Valtellina Extreme Brevet, a race for a few, while for amateurs, we recommend either the Mapei Re Stelvio (11 July 2021) or the climb of one of our passes during the days of the Enjoy Stelvio National Park which guarantee the closure of the road to traffic.
Here are the dates of Enjoy Stelvio National Park for 2021:
On the other hand, MTB enthusiasts should not miss the Alta Valtellina Bike Marathon (31 July 2021): 3 routes of different lengths to discover the mysterious and fascinating trails of the Alta Valle.
Bormio events, full of sport!
Other events on a national scale attracting sports fans are basketball and football pre-season retreats, which usually occur during the summer months. Furthermore, events including worldwide ones, linked to short track, a sport in which Bormio and its athletes are world-renowned. These events are undoubtedly awe-inspiring to see at least once.
Not just sport for the events in Bormio
Bormio is mainly known for the Pasquali, one-of-a-kind and very characteristic event, as it is passed down from generation to generation.
With religious significance and entirely handcrafted, allegorical chairs parade in the town’s streets on Easter day with all the participants dressed in the typical costume.
To discover the historic centre, the old courtyards that usually remain hidden behind mighty wooden doors, and breathe the ancient traditions, we also suggest not to miss in the months of July and August the Serata dei Dolci Valtellinesi, the Serata dei Vini Valtellinesi and the Serata al Scur.
In winter, on the other hand, guests usually watch with amusement the children who, on the occasion of L’è Fora Geneiron, on January 31st, wanders through the streets of the town with old clothes and tin cans to let winter escape and make room for spring.
Did we make you want to discover Bormio by attending one of the many events that take place here? Plan your holiday now and enjoy our territory.