Skiing in Bormio
Skiing in Bormio: 3 ski areas with only 1 ski pass
Discover here the characteristics of the three ski areas of Bormio: a paradise for all snow and mountain lovers
Snow is the passion of many sportsmen, a simple and pure element that makes us children again and drives the choice of Winter holidays for most of us.
If you are thinking of coming to ski in Bormio, we want to reveal all the secrets. They will help you organise your holiday and choose the best ski area to spend your days in the snow.
Not all the ski areas are equally good for everyone: there are more suitable locations for beginners, some for the pros, while others offer a broader range in terms of lodges and apres-skis, off-piste and groves.
What do you look for when you go skiing?
In my experience, as a mother, ski instructor with a big passion for outdoor sports, I can tell you that the choice of the place to go skiing changes radically based on different factors. For example, when I go, with whom, the level of people who come with me and the mood I want to experience.
Alta Valtellina’s beauty lies precisely in the fact that it allows us with only 1 ski pass to ski in 3 different ski areas: Bormio, Santa Caterina Valfurva and Cima Piazzi – San Colombano.
You are a seasoned skier. You want to experience a big altitude difference and like technical slopes. Still, you wouldn’t say no to a delicious stop in a cool refuge and end the day with a top apres-ski; my advice undoubtedly falls on Bormio.
Bormio, the Vertical Fun, is the first ski area in the Alps for skiable meters of altitude. From the White Lady’s arrival, the cable car takes you up from Bormio 2000 to the 3012 meters of the Cima Bianca. You can enjoy breathtaking descents up to 1225 meters in Bormio town. You will find slopes for all tastes in the ski area, but particularly suitable for medium-high level skiers who appreciate full speed descents on technical slopes.
If you are a performance lover, here you will find the one that is right for you: just think that the most famous of the tracks, the Stelvio slope, hosts an annual stage of the Alpine Skiing World Cup and that, in 2026, it will be home to the Downhill Of the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Games.
Not to be missed, on a day of skiing in Bormio are the Fun Slope or the Family Park, two Fun areas of the ski area dedicated to those who love more undulating tracks and fun alternatives to perfectly groomed slopes.
During the lunch break in Bormio, you will be spoiled for choice between typical refuges, self-service or snack bars. A visit to Heaven 3000, the restaurant at the cable car’s arrival, is not to be missed! From here, you can enjoy a unique landscape across the Alps. And to finish the day, a stop at one of the apres-skis in town near the slope’s parterre is mandatory!
Bormio Stay recommends Bormio Ski for all lovers of high-level skiing and social life!
However, suppose you’re looking for a white paradise, a typical mountain village, fun on perfectly groomed slopes, and some groves or off-piste. Then Santa Caterina Valfurva – home of the Alpine ski champion Deborah Compagnoni – is what we suggest.
Here, you will find, while just skiing on the slopes, direct contact with nature. You can admire the most beautiful peaks of Ortles-Cevedale and ski with the whole family on perfectly snow-covered slopes until late April.
Finally, suppose you are organising your family holiday in the snow, and your children are beginners. Then, we advise heading to the Cima Piazzi – San Colombano ski area. The easy mid-level slopes, a one-of-a-kind educational area, a big school camp are just some of this resort’s pluses, enormously appreciated by the little ones.
Here, children will move independently on relatively easy slopes, not very frequented and therefore much safer. Also not to be missed is skiing on the Oga side, where, thanks to the sun exposure, the climate is mild even on the coldest winter days.
The gentle slopes, the view of the Bormio Conca, the slow lifts make the resort a peaceful place, even on the days when Bormio seems to explode with people.
It is highly recommended on colder days, with children and all those who appreciate quiet settings.
Photo Credit: Scuola Sci Sertorelli – Cima Piazzi Happy Mountain