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

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

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.

stagionale bormio in prevendita

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

If the day isn’t enough, choose night skiing!

In Bormio (Lombardy, Italy) we never get tired, especially when it’s about skiing.
Who loves this sport knows exactly what we are talking about: you are the first person on the cableway at 8:30 am and the last one to go up on the chairlift 
Pian dei Larici at 4:30 pm, you’d never stop skiing… if you can’t get enough of skiing, choose to go night skiing

night skiing in Bormio

From January 17 night skiing will be back, a wonderful adventure for the people who love skiing: you are going fo find the Stelvio slope magically enlightened and in awesome conditions and, above your head, the vastness of the starry sky.

Night skiing is something you definitely need to try.

Vacanze sulla neve

Winter holidays: book your hotel and the ski pass is free

The winter season 2016/2017 is still faraway but ski lovers are already planning their next winter holidays.

Let’s be honest, whoever loves skiing can’t stay without it because skiing can give such amazing sensations. Carving on the slopes (even clumsily) trying to look like a WC champ, admiring the snowy peaks or simply spending some time with your friends or family in a mountain hut are moments of priceless serenity.

Bormio Ski wants then to present you our new offer SKIPASS FREE which gives you the chance to stay in Bormio (Lombardy, Italy) at unbeatable prices. By booking an hotel for at least four nights you will receive a free ski pass of three days! 

Winter holidays. Two skiers in Bormio

Rockin’ Mountains 2016. The official video

Have you ever seen a rock concert on the snow? In Bormio it happened from March 25 to 27 when Dirty Mondays from Milan come to our snowpark with their explosive project Rockin’ Mountains.

Rockin Mountains 2016. Salto con gli sci allo snowpark

The rock ‘n roll music had been the glue of a three-day event of entertainment on the snow with activities oriented to young people.

The most exciting time had been for sure the snowboard & freeski contest to which many athletes of international level had signed up. We definitely had seen some spectacular tricks out there.

The official sponsor of the event was the Ceres beer: an Italian brand historically connected with outdoor activities and much popular among youngsters for its “social” character.

Rockin' Mountains 2016: freestyle e musica allo snowpark di Bormio.

Let us now live again the best moments of Bormio’s rocking weekend in the video here below.

Pre-sale season pass Bormio 2016/2017

Snow at the end of May and we are not joking. This is what incredibly happened just a few days ago here in Bormio when two snowfalls hit our mountain resort from 1,600 meters. This kind of event threw us back to last winter’s memories and got us excited about the next winter season 2016/2017.

Let’s then discover what is going to look like the pre-sale of the season pass Bormio 2016/2017.

The prices, published by AIAFAV (Associazione Impianti a Fune Alta Valtellina) have remained the same and so have the discounts on the ski pass.

The season pass BORMIO SKIPASS allows you to ski in Santa Caterina, Bormio and San Colombano and to move from one mountain to another with the skibus, fast and free.

Pre-sale season pass. Skier in Bormio

 

Bormio Ski closed. Now it’s time for Bormio Bike

Bormio Ski officially closed yesterday, on Sunday April 10, 2016 after 128 ski days.

The winter season started in the worst way possible when, due to a lack of snow, we were forced to a one week postponement (from November 28 to December 5). The difficult start was just the forerunner of a whole more complicated winter during which we had very few snowfalls.

Only eight snowfalls in this season and just one really abundant: the one on March 6 when 80 cm of fresh snow fell in Bormio 3000. Data seems even more discouraging if we compare it with the season 2013/2014 when the snowfalls were seventeen.

Despite the bad weather conditions, the commitment of our staff has been constant throughout the whole winter: snowmakers, snowgroomers and slopes staff have given their best to make you ski in perfect snowy slopes.

The next winter season will begin on December 3, 2016 and finish on April 25, 2017 for a total of 144 ski days.

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.