Big Air Contest at Snowpark Bormio

On Saturday March 11 a new event called Pizocher Freestyle Day will take place at Snowpark Bormio: it’s Big Air Contest – Snowboard and Ski – invitational and open.

Several pro riders of international level will join the contest battling with their best spectacular tricks in the big air competition. It is, anyway, an “open” contest and that means that everybody can join in and have fun. All the participants will be given a lot of gadgets and the winners will be given a prize money.

At the end of the morning jam session the judges will declare the best riders that will have qualify for the final run. Every athlete will be assigned a scored based on the type of trick and the correct execution of it. There’s no doubt, it’s going to be an exciting final run that you definitely don’t want to miss.

The registration to the contest is free and may be done at Bormio Ski’s ticket office or by filling in the form given here below ↓.

For riders, spectators and friends of Snowpark Bormio, an awesome barbecue and party with DJ Set in the park will be closing the event!

Carnival night at Bormio Ski – Night skiing and led lights parade for children

On Saturday February 25 it will be Carnival night at Bormio Ski: the ski area will be hosting the last appointment with night skiing. It’s going to be a special night with a program aimed to entertain families and adults. And of course, Carnival will be the night theme.

The local ski instructors have planned a fun and entertaining performance. They will be displaying a spectacular show on the snow and they have prepared a colorful led lights parade for children which will be run on the Bosco Basso slope.

In the several après skis spread on the mountain (Bormio 2000, Ciuk and Bormio valley run) Carnival parties will warm the atmosphere up.

The snow conditions of the lightened slopes geared for night skiing – Genziana and Stelvio – are excellent and, as always, they will be enhanced by the snow grooming carried out right before the opening.

Sci in notturna: ragazzi attorno al falò sulla neve

English Alpine Championships 2017: in Bormio from February 11th

For the tenth year in a row, Bormio will be hosting the English Alpine Championships: from February Saturday 11th to Friday 17, 2017 the Italian ski resort will literally be invaded by thousands of people – tourists and athletes – from the United Kingdom.

The 21st edition of the champs will be inaugurated during the Opening Ceremony which will take place on Saturday from 6:30 pm. All the athletes will be joining a parade along the streets of Bormio and accompanied by the local philarmonic band. The walk will start from the SS. Crocefisso square to the Ski Stadium Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. Also, the local ski instructors will be performing a torchlight parade with skis on the Stelvio slope.

For what concerns the competition, the athletes will be battling on the Stelvio and Stella Alpina slopes. The schedule includes races of slalom, giant slalom, super-g and floodlit parallel slalom.

English Alpine Championships: night parallel on the stelvio slope

ski test a bormio

Ski testing at Bormio Ski | February 11-12, 2017

What’s your style of skiing? Are you a race type or would you rather use an All Mountain pair of skis good for any kind of condition? Or are you a freerider or an acrobat at the snowpark? On February Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 ski testing will come to Bormio Ski and that will be your chance to test the latest ski gear for free.

Ski testing will be organized by Df Sport Specialist, the shop chain specialized in sports clothing and equipment.

In Bormio 2000, by the top station of the cableway, there will be a village where you will find the latest products of the next winter season offered by the most prestigious ski manufacturers. You will be testing great materials and you will have the possibility to get suggestions from real ski specialists.

The village will remain open during the weekend from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For further information you can write to info@df-sportspecialist.it

Lightened slope in Bormio: night skiing will be back on February 9

Night skiing is a big attraction of several Italian ski resorts yearning to widen their tourist offer. Bormio is a top choice from that point of view since it can offer a beautiful 4-kilometer lightened slope served by a modern lift, the cableway Bormio-Bormio 2000. The lightened run is actually made out of two slopes: the blue one (east) Genziana and the red one (intermediate) Stelvio.

The course has a vertical drop of 727 meters: from Bormio 2000 (1,952 m) to the valley floor (1,225 m). The piste is very much satisfying especially when you hit the Stelvio, worldwide famous slope which has hosted, over the years, 46 World Cup races. Along the ski run you will encounter several mountain huts where to rest and, if you may like, dance.

The next event with the lightened slope in Bormio will be on Thursday February 9 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Lightened slope in Bormio: group of skiers

Ski from peak to creek in Bormio! The valley run is open.

In Bormio everything is ready to host the “all adrenaline” ski race Peak to Creek at the end of January. The clients of the ski area can finally ski from peak to creek, as we like to say when referring to the opening of the valley run and the possibility to ski, from top to bottom, the whole vertical drop of the mountain.

Since last Saturday people have been skiing on the slope Bosco Basso which made the “vertical fun” of Bormio finally for real. Skiing on a 1,800-meter vertical drop is pure poetry for every ski fan. Dancing on the snow from 3,012 meters to 1,225 meters is a unique experience that you don’t exactly find everywhere.

Torchlight parade and fireworks: it’s New Year’s Eve in Bormio!

The new year is behind the corner and Bormio is getting prepared to celebrate with a spectacular torchlight parade on the Stelvio slope followed by the firework show.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow from 5:30 pm at the Ski Stadium on Funivia Street for the great New Year’s Eve Party organized by Bormio Tourism. There will be plenty of music, hot tea and mulled wine to warm everyone’s heart.

View of the torchlight parade on the Stelvio slope (Bormio)

DF Snow Village: free snowboard tests in Bormio on December 3-4, 2016

The winter season of Bormio Ski will start from December 3, 2016 with a first important occurrence: the DF Snow Village. The event has become a real tradition for the ski area which has, over the last few years, launched our snow season with the good company of the shop chain for sport equipment and clothing: DF Sport Specialist.

On December Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 you will have the possibility to test for free several snowboards of the best brands of the nex winter season. You will find the DF staff within a colorful village on the snow staged in Bormio 2000.

The snowboard school Hang Five will organize a snowcamp to learn how to snowboard or better your skills at it. For further information and costs: tel. 338 2538368

df snow village bormio 2016

Photo gallery Pozza dei Mat 2016

The official photo gallery of Pozza dei Mat 2016 (Pond of Mads) is finally available within our Flickr album.

Discover the amazing photos of the craziest party in Bormio! The tremendous pond contest had some remarkable and funny vehicles and the attempts of crossing the pool were really brave and entertaining. The big crowd had a woonderful time watching the show!

photo gallery pozza dei mat 2016. Il carro dei vikinghi

Pozza dei Mat 2016: mad people for a great party!

APRIL 5, 2016 – BORMIO

On Sunday April 3 the tenth edition of Pozza dei Mat (Pond of Mads) took place in Bormio 2000. The ‘mad’ people were the absolute protagonist of the day showing some great performances at the pond contest.

Pozza dei Mat 2016: il carro dei Soldatini Ignoranti

Pozza dei Mat: the craziest party of the winter!

Over five thousand people reached Bormio 2000 to watch the pond show: a blend of carefreeness, enthusiasm and levity that totally set the whole Bormio Ski on fire for this final season party.

The participants, about one hundred, made some great acrobatics trying to cross the pond of freezing water, using style and creativity.

For the category ‘Challenge‘ we saw a few skiers attempting the pond crossing. Some made it nicely and some totally not For the category ‘Jump‘, instead, the mad people jumped directly into the pond from the kicker. The great finale, as always, was all for the category ‘Mat‘ (mad): some really alternative vehicles made a marvellous appearance. Everyone tried to pass the pool but a just a small few, to be honest, made a pass all the way across the pond. Some lost the pieces, some lost members of the crew but the result was always one: an hilarious and phenomenal show which captivated the attention of the crowd.

Pozza dei Mat 2016: hawaiana in acqua

After the contest the day continued with a focus on music: a sensational live concert in Bormio 2000 and a dj set at the après skis Bewhite and 30m2.

Pozza dei Mat 2016: the pond of mads will be back on April 3

MARCH 18, 2016 – BORMIO

It is official now, Pozza dei Mat (Pond of Mads) will be back by popular demand on April 3, 2016 in Bormio 2000!

Pozza dei Mat (in English ‘Pond of Mads) is a great festival on the snow: every year, thousands of people gather in Bormio 2000 to watch an unusual contest, especially for the mountain. The participants equipped with skis, snowboard or on board of a weird vehicle run down a snowy hill as fast as they can with the goal of crossing a long stretch of water.

The result is an hilarious and phenomenal show. The video here below sums up really well the content of the day.  ⇓

Pond of Mads: the craziest party of the winter!

Crossing the pond in Bormio 2000 is not an easy thing to do, at all: the pool is filled with freezing water and 30-m long (10-m wide and 1.5-m deep). It’s a real swimming pool, then, installed for people who don’t mind an out-of-season bath at such an odd location.

The event Pozza dei Mat was born in 2006 as a carefree festival among friends and this year it will celebrate a great goal: the edition 2016 will, in fact, be the historic tenth.

Easter ski holidays: three days of music and fun at the snowpark

MARCH 9, 2016 – BORMIO

Easter ski holidays are a must do for everyone who like ski and mountain, especially when Easter comes soon – like this year – and the slopes are still in great shape.

Dirty Mondays know how to have fun during a Easter break and so from March 25 to 27, 2016 they are organizing the event “Rockin’ Mountains”: a project whose focus is on extreme sports and entertainment through rock’n’roll music. Their philosophy may be summed up in one sentence: “live fast, die dirty”.

Pasqua sulla neve: primo piano consolle dj all'aperto, sulla neve

Rankings Peak to Creek 2016

FEBRUARY 29, 2016 – BORMIO

Despite the severe snow alert that would have discouraged the most courageous mountain man, Peak to Creek 2016 gave, once agian, evidence of being a superb day of sport and a great moment of sharing in Bormio (Valtellina, Italy).

The endelss ski run, that took place yesterday on the ski area of Bormio, was a great success with over 400 people registered to the event. In spite of the lowered start, from 3,000 meters to 2,500 meters, it a was a real race.

classifiche peak to creek 2016: primo e secondo classificato in azione

classifiche peak to creek 2016: partecipanti in azione

The “Alpini” in Bormio for the winter games 2016

FEBRUARY 24, 2016 – BORMIO

The “Alpini” (Italian for “an elite mountain warfare military corps of the Italian Army” – see Wikipedia) will meet in Bormio from February 25 to 28, 2016 for their winter games called “Alpiniadi Invernali 2016”. The event is a newborn winter games competition setting its second historical edition this year.

Alpiniadi Invernali 2016. Logo manifestazione Bormio

The soldiers and veterans will gather to compete in different disciplines: alpine ski, cross-country ski, mountaineering ski and winter duathlon. The town of Bormio is expecting more than 1,500 athletes among which a few foreign delegations.

Peak to Creek 2016

PEAK TO CREK. FEBRUARY 28, 2016: BORMIO 3000 – BORMIO THE ENDLESS SKI RUN! REGISTRATIONS OPEN! Who can sign up? Everyone who turned 18 years of age can join the Peak to Creek’s race. Snowboarders are allowed as well. For security measures those must start at the end of the group in oder to avoid…

We Glow – Bormio. Over 1,000 skiers at the night event

FEBRUARY 16, 2016 – BORMIO

On February 6, 2016 the night event We Glow (www.weglow.ittook place in Bormio with an attendace of over 1,000 skiers.

The event was organized by the most read Italian newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport, in collaboration with Bormio Ski and Bormio Tourism.

We Glow  is a colorful ski run on the legendary Stelvio slope and was held in Bormio for the second consecutive year.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Bormio

FEBRUARY 13, 2016 – BORMIO Their names are: Leonardo, Raffaello, Donatello and Michelangelo. We are not talking about the protagonists of the Italian Reinassance but the awesome Ninja turtles: four mutant turtles, on air everyday on the channel Nickelodeon. If you know them and you are a real fan of them you can’t miss the “Ninja Tour “, which will…

Ski testing in Bormio 2000 with Df Sport Specialist

FEBRUARY 9, 2016 – BORMIO

On February 13 and 14, 2016 ski testing will arrive to Bormio 2000 under the organization of Df Sport Specialist, the well-known Italian shop chain specialized into the sports goods’ sale.

You will have the opportunity to test for free the best skis of the greatest brands and the new collections of the next winter season. Also, experts from the snow industry will give you a few tips on the choice of the perfect pair of ski.

Ski test a Bormio 2000 organizzati da Df Sport Specialist. Locandina dell'evento

Peak to Creek promo video 2016

Bormio 3000-Bormio: the endless ski run. The amateur ski race Peak to Creek will be back on January 23, 2016. The event is open to everyone and a real ski party. Race features: paired-up start start: Cima Bianca 3,012 m finish: Bormio 1,225 m vertical drop: 1,787 m length: 8 km max gradient: 60 % Info and registrations: peaktocreek.it Produced…

New Year’s Eve Party

December 31, 2015 www.bormio.eu The new year is coming and we would like to celebrate it with you! Come to the Ski Stadium on Funivia Street for the New Year’s Eve Party organized by Pro Loco Bormio. Music and animation by Radio Number One. Here’s the schedule: 6:00 pm | group dancing; 6:20 pm | torchlight skiing parade along the Stelvio slope (for security…

Df Snow Village November 28-29

[box] Attention, please: event postponed (see article) [/box] NOVEMBER 7, 2015 – BORMIO Bormio Ski‘s season will start on November 28, 2015 and as a good habit it’s going to be our partner Df Sport Specialist to launch the winter 2015/2016 with the event Df Snow Village, scheduled for November 28-29. The Df village is a long-established appointment in our calender and the…