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Mario
Fantastic skiing on empty slopes especially top to bottom 3000 metres to 1200 metres, most people stop for a 2 hour lunch so it's easy to avoid crowd. Bormio is a fantastic old town with great bars and restaurants. The local red wine is fantastic and should not be missed. We can't wait to go back. ... Full Review
best ski slopes in italy
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1 year ago
anonymous
5 years ago
Alex
Amazing runs, 6,000ft verticals. 2 other fantastic resorts within 45minute drive: S. Caterina and Livigno. Livigno has over 30 lifts and the skiing there is incredible with such deep powder that makes you come to a complete stop at times when carving. be aware of avalanche alerts here as well with all the snow depth on the whole, more difficult than a comparable Rocky Mt resort like Vail... Full Review
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8 years ago
John Sharpey-Schafer
I have been skiing in Bormio in late January most years from 1984 to 2013 and I will be there again in 2014 !! The views are truely fantastic, the skiing great if you like fairly steep slopes and the locals some of the nicest and most helpful people I know. My family love the place.... Full Review
Beautiful, easy to reach, lots...
Aprez ski is staid
8 years ago
With an advertised 80km of ski slopes but (in spite of more than reasonable snow weather) only a fraction of them open and basically all of them in bad state, the Societa' Impianti Bormio (SIB) has more than ever shown to be either incapable or unwilling to meet even the mildest skier expectations, letting tourists down in the busiest weeks of the 20011-2012 season. The weather had been good enough to allow preparing an outstanding slope for the world cup downhill all the way down to 1250 meters altitude. There was thus no excuse for deciding not to prepare and open a good deal of essential slopes between 2000 and 2500 meters altitude (bimbi al sole, stella alpina, betulle, sant'Amrogio, for instance). This decision forced skiers who paid up to 37.5 euro per day for a day-pass, into a long bottleneck with no alternative runs, and a few hugely embarrassing situations. Just to name a few: 27/28/29 December 2011: during the world cup the “Stelvio” run is occupied, leaving skiers with basically 2 runs left. This would be embarrassing enough was it not for the fact that there was no way to reach the all the restaurants (on the lower run) from the higher run: taking the cabin downwards - as suggested when I've asked - was a ridiculous option: you can't expect thousands of skiers to line up at a cabin with a capacity of few hundreds per hour. This left skiers with the only option of having to find their way in unprepared paths, ruining their skis and what was left of the unprepared runs. This could have been easily fixed by opening the "bimbi" (with the "betulle" variant, this would have required just a minimal amount of work) and/or the "stella". After 3 days I had to have my skis redone. 31 December 2011 and 1 January 2012: things can get worse. Despite an additional couple of days of snowfall the SIB did not care of opening the stella and the bimbi runs, leaving skiers in what is likely to be the busiest weekend of the year to rush through a long bottleneck where there were no alternative runs. Any form of decent skiing left the place for slow, careful avoidance of other skiers (see picture). 3 January 2012. You can’t blame the SIB to be inconsistent: after a huge snowfall on January 2, SIB not only did not open the “bimbi”, the “stella” the “betulle” and a couple of other runs, but didn’t even care of doing any snow packing on most of the already open runs (which is crucial to keep the slopes in good state and provide an enjoyable and safe skiing experience to tourists). By the end of the morning hundreds of skiers had turned the un-groomed slopes into dangerous and unpleasant runs, an uneven mix of fresh and hard snow, a nightmare for all but top 10% of the skiers. Bormio in itself is a fantastic place, but expect high prices and low services on the slopes. ... Full Review
Beautiful place
Ski slopes are badly prepared
10 years ago
Steven
Skiied Bormio in January 2010, and Jan 2011. Loved it. These are my only 2 times skiing. Wish I would have started sooner. I cannot compare Bormio to the States, never skiied there. View from Bormio 3000M is amazing, skiing peak to creek is amazing. ... Full Review
Small & Quaint
Small & Quaint
10 years ago
Bormio Is Never Boring by Ted Heck Some guidebooks tell skiers that they may be bored with the skiing in the charming town of Bormio in the Rhaetian Alps of Italy, just across the border from St. Moritz in Switzerland. They say that there is not enough challenge to keep good skiers interested for a whole week. This despite the big ice cream cone that is the Valllecetta mountain, with 31 miles of groomed slopes, plenty of off-piste opportunities, a longest run of six miles and a vertical drop of 5,800 feet. Plus 17 uphill conveyances, including a cable car, two gondolas, seven chair lifts and seven draglifts. And that's before you throw in three other areas---the facing mountain above the Valdidentro Valley, the charming area of Santa Caterina (20 minutes away) and the large ski circus of Livigno, the duty free village 60 minutes up the road. All are covered by a common ski pass. Stelvio, an extraordinary area atop a rugged mountain pass, offers glacier skiing, but only in summer. Deep snow clogs the road in winter. But what turns me on about Bormio is that you can walk the Roman walls with a new friend. It is worth the four-hour ride from Milan's Malpensa airport to sleep where Napoleon did, play at being a centurion in a Roman thermal bath, roam the hills of a region featured in Hemingway's World War I novels. In the medieval part of the village are hotels, restaurants, and shops that make strolling a fashionable delight. You do not have to wait for the disco to open to be caught up in the friendly aprés ski scene. Shoppers discover bargains in leather and clothing-and ski boots. Many of the world's best-known boots are made in Italy. The narrow streets in the Old Town don't appeal to skiers who dislike being shuttled to the slopes and who prefer accommodations across the river and closer to the lifts. But I remember fondly two visits to the three-star,reasonably-priced Hotel Posta, tucked away in the middle of the action. Guests were treated like family. At dinner, always a celebration, the owner uncorked a chilled local wine that played well with the steaming pasta. He sat with us in the disco after dinner. The hotel was on the route of the annual race in February, when hundreds of citizens raced through town on cross country skis, on snow thrown off the roofs. We cheered our host as he sped by and later joined him in the main square, where everybody hoisted a glass of mulled wine. Lingering at the bar over a late night cappuccino was a romantic way to end that walk in the moonlight. I think about it when I wear the Gucci tie she bought for me. ... Full Review
14 years ago
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