We are Bormio Ski: the vertical fun

Welcome to the official website of Bormio Ski: a company founded back in 1966. Over the years we have annually hosted the World Cup Downhill Men and we have been the house of the Alpine Ski World Cup in 1985 and 2005.

Our values an our mission

For us the mountain and skiing are great expressions of freedom, happiness and entertainment.

Spending a day by us may be a life changing experience: breath deeply the fresh air at 3,012 meters, enjoy the white landscape and then take the most sensational ski ride all the way down to the valley floor in Bormio, at 1,225 meters.

You’ll feel free, happy, entertained. And only then you will have made our company’s mission complete.


Bormio Ski: functional and modern lifts

Bormio Ski is in Northern Italy, in the region Lombardia, in the heart of the Italian Alps. Our company runs a ski area with 50 km of slopes served by functional and modern lifts.

In 2002 a profound renovation was performed with the fulfillment of 3 four-seater chairlifts with automatic hooking and the substitution of the cablecar Bormio – Bormio 2000 with a eight-seater cableway with a capacity of 2,800 persons/hour.

In 2013 the cablecar Bormio 2000 – Cima Bianca, renamed “Whitelady 3000”, was renovated with an important restyle.

Bormio Ski: a stunning vertical drop

Now Bormio is able to satisfy both the demanding skier with competitive level slopes like the Stelvio, for 20 years World Cup capital of Men Downhill, and the rookie with pistes of medium difficulty and training camps. The vertical drop of the ski area is stunning. Try the great vertical experience: a 1,800 m-nosedive from Cima Bianca (3,012 m) to Bormio (1,225 m).

In addition, making snow is our passion: the modern artificial snow system is ready to start at any time to guarantee snow on 80 % of the slopes! In 2005 Bormio Ski hosted the Alpine Ski World Cup and for the first time in the history of skiing all the races were run on artificial snow only.

Full of activities

At Bormio Ski the offer is rich: for extreme sports lovers, we have two freeride spots – Vallone and Skiers’ Spot – of great satisfaction and one freestyle area – Snowpark Bormio – where riders fly and have fun in total safety.

For an unfergettable experience, we’d like to suggest a peculiar activity like paragliding: an expert pilot will make you try the pleasure of soaring in the air with a gentle take off with skis or snowboard on from 2,600 meters.

For the little ones, in Bormio, you find the Gormiti Park, the ideal place for your kids to go sledding or to start off with their first skiing experiences.

And finally, to live a unique experience, night skiing: 4 km of ski slopes perfectly enlightened within a fascinating atmosphere.

Bormio Ski - #weareverticalfun: la ski area di bormio, 1800 metri di dislivello

A few numbers about the ski area of Bormio

  • Year of foundation: 1966
  • Elevation top: 3.012 metri
  • Elevation base: 1.225 metri
  • Vertical drop: 1.787 metri
  • Lifts: 15
  • Km pistes: 50
  • Km snow making: 40
  • Snow making (snow points): 300
  • Fixed snow guns: 190
  • Mobile snow guns: 50
  • Night skiing: 4 km
  • Average # of skiers during winter season: 400.000
  • Average # of rides during winter season: 4.000.000

Bormio Ski: 3 sciatori ammirano il panorama dai 3000 metri

Our history, made of sports at 3,000 meters, all year round

In Bormio the first ski lifts appeared in the 50s, from town level (1,225 m) to Ciuk (1,650 m). In 1966 the industrial manager Walter Fontana located the mountain Vallecetta from 2000 to 3000 meters as the perfect skiable zone for Bormio’s future. The higher elevation represented a better guarante for snow coverage. The first company of ski lifts in Bormio was born: SIB. 

The first important job was the construction of the road that linked Bormio to Bormio 2000. In 1968 the first lift was built: the cablecar Bormio 2000 – Cima Bianca, still working, and many other followed.

In 1970 a second cablecar was activated (Bormio-Bormio 2000) and the hotel-restaurant “Girasole” was constructed. Bormio was able to prove itself as one of the most famous winter resort of the Alps.

In 1984 SIB took over another local lift company buying their lifts and building the cableway Bormio – Ciuk, essential to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1985. From that time on the growth of the company has been unstoppable.

In 2001 three local businessmen bought the block of shares from the Fontana’s family.

In 2005 SIB hosted for the second time the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and on this occasion it changed radically the structure of the ski area for what concerned new lifts (the cableway Bormio-Bormio 2000 and three high-speed quads), new and wide slopes, a snowpark and a new and more powerful snowmaking system.

In 2011 SIB changed look with a complete process of rebranding creating a new brand: Bormio Ski through which the company communicates all the news about the ski area. In the era of web 2.0 the company can’t do without social networks and it is in that web place where the company grows a profitable and mutual relationship with its clients.

In 2013 the cablecar Bormio 2000-Cima Bianca has been totally renewed and renamed “Whitelady3000”.

In the summer of 2014 the company opened a new bike park, named “Bormio Bike Park“, with mtb trails for cross country, freeride and downhill and a qualified mtb rental.

Let the story continue…

  • Fantastic Italian skiing

    Superb skiing on uncrowded slopes. Very interesting terrain with fantastic views. Mostly very good blues and reds with the occasional very good black. Some very good offpiste in the freeride zones. Very good mountain restaurants with generally good staff.

    Visited February 2016
    peterg860 (TripAdvisor Reviews)
  • Great ski area

    Easily accessible ski area for all types. Slopes are wide, variable and challenging depending on conditions; snow making generally good. There are plenty of bars/restaurants on the slopes and the prices are considerably cheaper than France! Tea and Prosecco cost virtually the same! Both 2000 and 3000 are accessible for non skiers via the bubble and cabin. We took some time off for snow shoeing and there are also fat tyre bikes for the snow. Lifts are generally uncrowded and efficient, also have covers for cold/ bad weather.

    Visited March 2016
    SJK60 (TripAdvisor Reviews)
  • Best Pists Ever

    If you want the longest runs you simply must go here. There are so many pists you can just keep exploring it is endless. Even with low snowfall this was the best snowboarding trip I’ve ever had. Navigate through the lifts to the top (above 3000 m) and get yourself a photo before you hit the steepest drop of your life! It is just under your feet as you arrive. Don’t look at it just do it !

    Visited January 2015
    Kane D (TripAdvisor Reviews)
  • Amazing ski holiday!

    I absolutely loved skiing in Bormio. There is a great choice of slopes, the local food and drinks are absolutely great, everyone is very kind and the weather was just perfect! I will surely come back ski in Bormio 🙂

    Visited February 2015
    Zuzana M (TripAdvisor Reviews)