The enchantment of Bormio in winter, between skiing, tradition and magical experiences.
In winter, Bormio is the skiing capital. A place where the mountain is the undisputed protagonist, a majestic presence covered in snow. A place to daydream while skiing surrounded by beauty. People come here to go downhill and Nordic skiing, to go snowboarding, to go cross-country skiing, to immerse themselves in the silence of a long snowshoe hike.
Because when the snow covers the entire landscape in its icy embrace, Bormio looks like something out of a fairy tale. The snow-covered paths turn into an invitation to evocative walks, while horses become silent companions of exciting rides through the pristine white.
And for those who don't ski? Among the winter activities in Bormio, ice skating is an experience not to be missed. The open rink gives visitors the joy of gliding elegantly, surrounded by the Alpine landscape. But that's not all: shopping in the picturesque old town offers a dive into local crafts and traditions, making every purchase a lasting memory. Food and wine is also an essential part of winter in Bormio. The local dishes, expertly prepared, tell stories of mountains and culture. Authentic flavours harmoniously blend with the snowy surroundings, providing an unforgettable culinary experience.
Winter in Bormio is a world to be discovered, an invitation to be lulled by the melancholic beauty of the winter mountain landscape. The mountain becomes a canvas for adventures: from skiing to horse riding, from ice skating to snowshoeing and food and wine delights, every moment is a plunge into the serenity of winter.
Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding
The Bormio ski resort offers the largest skiable altitude difference in Italy.
Lifts that take you over 3,000 metres above sea level for a drop of 1,800 metres, 15 lifts and 18 slopes suitable for young and old. In Bormio, it is even possible to face a world-class downhill run! The famous Stelvio slope hosts the World Cup men's downhill every year and will be the official venue of the Winter Olympics in 2026. If you want to explore the Alta Valtellina ski areas, with the Bormio Skipass, you can ski in three ski areas for a total of 110 km of slopes: Santa Caterina, a white paradise immersed in the Stelvio National Park; Bormio, the best skiing in the Alps, from the top to the bottom of the valley; and Cima Piazzi-San Colombano, the family-sized ski area. The three ski areas are linked by a free ski bus service for ski pass holders.
For freestyle skiers and snowboarders, the ideal place is the Snowpark Bormio. The homebase for medium and advanced riders is located in the Rocca Est area, at an altitude of 2,225 metres. An area designed for acrobatic thrills, and to get your fill of real adrenalin.
NB: Eden Hotel offers you the possibility of purchasing your ski pass directly at reception.
Ski mountaineering and snowshoeing
Ski mountaineering is a tradition in Alta Valtellina.
Here you can choose from over 70 itineraries starting from Bormio and the nearby ski areas, for a total immersion in the Stelvio National Park. Soft snow, silent expanses and then up to peaks of almost 4000 metres. From Valle dei Forni to Val di Rezzalo, from Cima San Colombano to the peaks in Val Viola, prepare your skins and self-rescue equipment because there are so many mountains to conquer!
If you need directions, ask at reception or download the Valtellina Outdoor app. Contact the Alpine Guides to learn the first technical steps and to face the mountains with greater confidence, but also to ask for advice on renting or buying equipment in specialised shops. After all, between whiteness, purity and silence, winter in Bormio is something wonderful! And there is nothing more beautiful than skiing in the mountains or snowshoeing in unspoilt nature to fully experience it. Whether alone or with a guide, going out for a snowshoe hike in Bormio is an experience not to be missed. Once in a lifetime, or much more.
Experience an exciting excursion in the snow aboard a husky sled, just a few kilometres from Bormio.
Fun for families with children, a romantic experience for couples, a winter adventure for groups of friends or colleagues: you will spend unforgettable moments in the company of wonderful sled dogs, in direct contact with the nature of Valtellina.
The Arnoga Husky Village in Valdidentro is one of the largest and most important husky training centres in Lombardy and throughout Europe: discovering it is a unique experience!
For Nordic skiing lovers, Bormio offers (snow permitting) a 5 km loop in the Alute area, with ups and downs and long straights, suitable for both beginners and experts.
The Pista Valtellina, in Santa Caterina Valfurva, 12 km from Bormio, runs instead in a fairytale landscape. Already a venue for international races, the track passes through the plains and dense woods of the Stelvio National Park with 5 and 10 km loops, ups and downs and gradients. The tourist route that intertwines with the racing route has 2, 3 and 5 km loops. Valdidentro also offers a beautiful cross-country track, the Pista Viola, which runs along the river of the same name and passes through the woods. The tourist track with classic and free technique routes covers 25 km with different types of circuits, while the competitive track is more difficult and suitable for international competitions.
Described as one of the most fascinating routes in the world, the Bernina line has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.
From Tirano in Valtellina, it runs through Valposchiavo and into the Engadin, to St. Moritz. The modern and comfortable carriages, or even the panoramic carriages with large windows that cannot be opened, will let you fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a fun-filled day out, the Rhaetian Railway will take you to Preda Bergün, where 6 km of sledging track awaits you. All you need to do is change the train on the Tirano-St.Moritz route.