A vacation to Italy’s Bormio ski resort is perfect for someone looking to get away from it all. This remote hamlet is located in the Italian province of Sondrio and very near the Swiss border. Being a tad off the beaten path always has its advantages – there’s very few crowds in Bormio, which makes the ski resort’s spacious, woodland slopes that much more enjoyable. As site of the 2005 Alpine World Championships, Bormio boasts world-class facilities, including high-speed chairlifts and state-of-the-art snowmaking.
Surprisingly affordable by Italian standards, Bormio’s historic village exudes ancient charm and provides visitors with plenty of quaint, reasonably priced lodging options. Boasting relaxing thermal baths and situated on a well-traveled route between Venice and Switzerland, Bormio has been a popular tourist destination since the sixth century. So if you’re looking for a tranquil mountain getaway few places can compare with Bormio. Located just an hour’s drive from sister resort Livigno, your Bormio lift ticket is honored at. Bormio is not far from St. Moritz, either.
Bormio is perfection for intermediate skiers, as the vast majority of the slopes are wide open and moderately pitched. It’s also a top-of-mind choice for someone who appreciates on-mountain dining. Of all the Alpine areas, Italy is Europe’s standout as a country who really knows how to enjoy their time basking in the sun, sipping wine and taking in the spectacular views. Italy enjoys this pastime so much that actually skiing can take second fiddle. Experts have several choice black pistes to enjoy, including the men’s downhill slope, which starts off incredibly steep and then transitions into a fun red piste.
Bormio’s slopes are generally snow sure, as the resort sits quite high (3,010 meters or 9,875 feet), the majority of the runs face northwest, and the ski resort boasts significant snow-making capabilities. Terrain park enthusiasts can enjoy themselves on the resort’s superpipe or slopestyle course. There’s also a separate, progressive beginner park ensuring novices learn in a safe manner.