bormio bike park 2018

Bormio Bike Park 2018: mountain biking for everyone on a 1,800-m vertical

In Bormio (Lombardy, Italy), in the heart of Alta Valtellina, you find Bormio Bike Park: the gravity park that defeats the Law of Gravity. On the mountain that during the winter hosts the champions of skiing with Fis Alpine Ski World Cup, the concept of adrenaline never stops. 

The Bormio Bike Park 2018 will be open from 7 July to 2 September and during the following weekends: 8/9 and 15/16 SeptemberJoin the fun on the mtb trails of cross country, freeride and downhill stretched along an amazing 1,800-meter vertical.

The trails are served by three lifts (a cableway, a chairlift and a cablecar) which allow you to reach the peak of the mountain in a comfortable and quick way.

At the bike park you will also find a bike rental equipped with the exclusive Trek Session 8 DH bikes and assistance for a great and safe gravity day.

 

bormio bike park 2018: il logo

 

Bormio Freeride Festival: from 16 to 18 March the event dedicated to off piste

If you are looking for some serious off-piste skiing, the Alta Valtellina territory is among the best ski resorts in Italy but it surprisely remains one of the least inflated on the Alps. Sign up to Bormio Freeride Festival from 16 to 18 March to get an amazing powder skiing experience.
It’s a three-day festival organized by the local mountain guides and it’s a tribute to skiing, in its most free and emotional expression. The freeride spots will be selected with maximum attention within unexplored environments of Bormio and its valleys.

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Night skiing on the Stelvio slope in Bormio

Bormio, in the Italian Alps, is among the world capitals of alpine skiing. The ski area has been annually hosting, since 1993, the Men’s Downhill World Cup on the Stelvio slope, one of the most spectacular courses of the whole white circuit. If you are a ski lover, the Stelvio must be added to your notebook as one of those ski run to do, at least once in a lifetime. Bormio and its World Cup track are also listed among the best Italian alpine resorts where to practise night skiing (dovesciare.it).

Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2017 in Bormio: DH and combined on the Stelvio

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup is back in Bormio on the Stelvio slope. It’s one of the most awaited return after three years of absence. The legendary Stelvio has made its comeback into the Olympus of the white circuit, where it naturally belongs. Here only the greatest skiers can take a win on this demanding course.

The jet men will be battling for the title of king on 28 December with the Men’s Downhill and on the 29 December with the Men’s Combined. The last winner on the Stelvio was Aksel Lund Svindal. Who will be the next?

Spring skiing in Bormio: sun and snow at 3,000 meters

Spring skiing may sound a risky pick when it comes to skiing holiday. People generally think that January and February are the best months to ski. But why not hit the slopes a little bit later in the season? Maybe in March or April? You get less crowds on the ski runs, cheaper prices and just as much snow. But where to you may ask. Choose a ski resort which offers high mountains where the temperatures stay constantly below 0° C.

Bormio is with no doubt a great pick for spring skiing: the slopes stretch up to 3,012 meters and the latest and copious snowfalls (50 cm on February 28 and 28 cm on March 4) let us have high hopes on the final part of the season.

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

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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

Snowfalls in Bormio: 60 cm at 3,000 meters

This is it. During the weekend we had experienced some serious snowfalls in Bormio (Alta Valtellina, Italy) accompanied by severe temperatures. All the tourism operators have been whispering for the latest few hours but the overall impression is that winter over the Alps has finally come.

On November Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 an important low-pressure area hit our region revealing itself into snow (for the second time this fall) even at the lower altitudes.

 

snowfalls in bormio

In town, the snowfall turned mainly into rain while from 1,500 meters we looked at some intense snow action:

  • Bormio (1,225 m): 01 cm
  • Bormio 2000 (1,952 m): 20 cm
  • Bormio 3000 (3,012): 60 cm

As usual, you can find all the information about the latest snowfall on our snow report.

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Pre-sale season pass 2016/2017 Bormio, Alta Valtellina, Anef

We’re in the middle of the summer but you are dreaming of winter? Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for: the pre-sale season pass 2016/2017 of BORMIO SKIPASS, Alta Valtellina and Anef Lombardia is officially open!

Take advantage of the summer sales, the earlier you buy the more you save. Timing and discounts are different depending on the type of ski pass you want to buy. Following we will provide you with all the information you need to know about the season passes.

Take your chance now, winter is just around the corner!

Pre-sale season pass 2016/2017 Bormio, Alta Valtellina, Anef