Bormio (LIN,VRN)
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Ski Statistics

Number of marked piste KMS 50kms
Number of lifts 11
Highest lift altitude 3012m
Closest airport Milan Malpensa - 3 hours
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The resort of Bormio is an old medieval spa town, above which lies 50km of well groomed slopes that extend up to over 3000m. The attractive town has a lot going on, including the spas that made the resort famous, and a wide variation of accommodation is available, from luxury hotels to beautiful guesthouses. Intermediates will love the network of blues and reds (there is only one short black run), especially as the snow conditions are usually fantastic thanks to comprehensive snowmaking and northerly aspect. Further skiing with nine more lifts is available on the other side of town at Le Motte and Isolaccia. 

The skiing – beginners are very well catered for at Bormio 2000 at the top of the gondola, this does however mean that they will have to take either the gondola back to the village or ski a blue down back to the village at the end of their day.  There are gentle slopes and are served by magic carpets and easy drag lifts, this leads onto the progression of longer blues.

Santa Caterina

There is no dedicated beginner’s area in Santa Caterina. There are a few gentle slopes which can be accessed from the top of the gondola or chairlift which leave from the village centre. Intermediates and advanced skiers should head up to the top of the two-stage gondola. From here, intermediates should drop over the ridge to access some long reds all the way back down to the village. Advanced skiers can ski or board black runs which run alongside the gondola and drop over 1000m all the way back down to the village. For those looking for off piste skiing, a chairlift which leaves from near the top of the gondola provides access to couloirs. Skiers can also take a bus to access the slopes in Bormio.

The accommodation in Santa Caterina is limited – there are a few hotels which most visitors tend to stay in. Milan is the closest airport and is a three hour drive from the resort.

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Confident intermediates then have the pick of the mountain, including the long descents back down into the town. The snow sure reds at the top of the resort and the Stelvio downhill course. This is not a resort for advance skiers and boarders, especially with the lack of off-piste areas.

The seasons length competes with the best and biggest ski resort and opens at the end of November and runs through until mid-April. The town of Bormio boasts a wide choice of restaurants. The food, as with many Italian resorts, is a highlight and prices are very reasonable. Off the slopes visit the famous natural springs, long famous within the resort, it’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day on the slopes.

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