Bormio is at the head of the Valtelina which is the valley that starts at the top of Lake Como. It is about three hours from Milan.
It's been a holiday town since Roman times on account of the Hot Spring Thermal Baths. The old Medieval town centre has been maintained and offers all the associated attractions. The village is 1200m above sea level in the heart of the alps. All the lifts are modern and fast. The highest lifted point is 3012m so there are some amazing long runs.
There is a round of the mens downhill world cup held in Bormio just after Christmas each year. You've got to give the course a go. The Wall of St Peter is very long and very steep!
Choice of ski schools, reasonably priced lift tickets, great food and wine, heaps of accommodation options. Give the Thermal Baths a go.
Great skiing for all levels. www.skiitaly.com.au have some great packages
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Bormio (1225 m.s.l.) is a village in the heart of Alta Valtellina, in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy. It lies in a wide, open valley surrounded by beautiful mountains.
Bormio is one of the most famous holiday destinations in the Italian Alps. The ski area consists of 50Km of trails running from an altitude of 3012 m.s.l. down to the village. The mountain is well served by 16 ultra modern lifts and cable cars. The Bormio ski area caters for the most demanding skiers, offering challenging tracks for experienced skiers and racers as well as a wide variety of runs for less experienced skiers. Good snow cover is guaranteed through the season thanks to a modern snow making system which covers close to 90% of the slopes.
Bormio is also a famous thermal resort with three major Spa centres: Bagni Nuovi, Bagni Vecchi and Bormio Terme.
In summer, Bormio turns into an ideal summer mountain resort, surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the Stelvio National Park, one of Europe’s largest protected areas. Not far from Bormio is also the internationally famous Stelvio Pass, a summer ski destination.
Bormio's location is a bit out of the main ways. The closest airport is at about 3 hours drive, while the closest train station is 40Km away. Self-driving or a door-to-door taxi service is probably the best way to get to the town.
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Bormio is about 200 km North of Milan.
Fly to Alta Valtellina:
The closest ariports are Milano Malpensa, Bergamo Orio al Serio (both offering daily service to Bormio by bus during the winter season) and Milano Linate.
From Milan you reach Bormio going through Lecco along the highway n.36 (past lake Como) to Colico, and then along the main road n. 38 which leads directly to the town. The trip takes about 3 hours. From Venice motorway A4 Torino-Venezia towards Torino; take the Brescia Ovest (West) towards Lago d’ Iseo (Iseo Lake); then take main road n. 56 to Edolo; Aprica Pass, Tirano, Bormio. From Germany/Austria the best way in winter goes through Landeck, Martina, Zernez (Switzerland), La Drossa Tunnel, Livigno; Foscagno Pass, Bormio. Please note: the following mountain routes are closed during the winter season:
Passo del Gavia 2621m (from Ponte di Legno, Brescia province) Passo dello Stelvio 2758m (from the Bolzano province) Passo Santa Maria 2502m (Swiss border) Passo della Forcola 2315m (Switzerland) By train:
Milano Centrale train station to Tirano, then bus to Bormio. The trip takes about 4 hours. See map below for exact location and directions
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