Nestled in the Rhaetian Alps near the Swiss and Austrian borders is the medieval town of Bormio . This storybook little town gives skiers and boarders a chance to enjoy first rate skiing while not suffering through the high prices, high attitude, and pretentious surroundings that often abound in other European resorts. The problem with […]
Nestled in the Rhaetian Alps near the Swiss and Austrian borders is the medieval town of Bormio . This storybook little town gives skiers and boarders a chance to enjoy first rate skiing while not suffering through the high prices, high attitude, and pretentious surroundings that often abound in other European resorts.
The problem with many ski towns is that they feel and look like…well, ski towns. Ubiquitous condos and snobby hotels often overrun the areas. Not here. Bormio offers the opportunity to walk through cobblestone streets, explore churches, admire clock towers, and browse through small shops without feeling like a tourist.
Although people use cars, the town is best seen on foot. Take an opportunity to wander the old town, with its 17th-century town center and narrow streets. Strolling through town will provide a glimpse of small town daily life—locals carting around fresh loaves of bread, kids walking home from school, people actually greeting each other as they pass.
If the urge to be a tourist strikes, visitors will discover that souvenir shops and hotels do exist in the “new town” or the “mountain side.” Bormio looks and feels like a quaint European town, with zig-zag streets and small cafés. Don’t expect this area to feel and look like an Aspen , Mammoth, or St. Moritz . Here, people grab a fresh croissant from a local bakery and walk to the slopes. Bormio is considered one of Italy ‘s more affordable ski destinations, so it’s possible to eat many croissants!
Being a small town does have its disadvantages as far as mega discos, fancy clubs, and bustling nightlife. The town does not go completely dark at night. Most locals head to the various pubs and cafés, and there’s even a disco for those who want to boogie. The Bormio experience revolves around enjoying the powder while escaping the big resort ruckus.
|Vertical Drop:||1775m (5850 ft!!)|
|No. of lifts:||28|
|Kms. Of Piste:||85km|
Halfpipe & Terrain Park
|Bormio packages• 3 star Halfboard from $1925, double occupancy
• 4 star Halfboard from $2575, double occupancy
• Condo’s from $1550 per person, quad occupancy
3* Hotel Funivia
This 3 star hotel has been recently renovated and is situated in an excellent position just 100m to the lifts and a short distance to the historical town centre.
A bar, spacious lounge, TV room, lift, solarium, gym, garden, a new fitness centre with Finnish sauna, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and Turkish steam-bath.
All the rooms have a balcony, private bathroom, hair drier, safe, telephone and Satellite TV. Buffet breakfast and 3-course dinners included.
3* Hotel Gufo
Excellent smaller hotel located right in the historical centre, just 350m from the ski lifts.
All 26 simple but nice rooms have a bathroom, phone and TV.
The hotel offers guests a bar, dining room, TV-room and jacuzzi area.
Buffet breakfast and 3-course dinners included.
4* Palace Hotel
Great location in the centre of town and just 200m from the lifts.
All 84 rooms have bathroom, phone, TV, radio, safe, hair dryer and balcony.
Excellent facilities include a sauna, jacuzzi, indoor pool, steambath, solarium, bar and lounge for guests.
Half-board meal package included.
3* Villa Bormio
Lovely 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Bormio’s historic medieval district. Sleeps from 2 to 6 persons comfortably.
500 m from the ski-run. In house ski storage. Parking by the house. Shop, grocers 100 m, ski bus stop 10 m, railway station “Bormio” 300 m. Thermal baths 150 m, cable car 500 m, ski school 700 m, ice rink 400 m.
3* Residence Lo Chalet
Recently built, it consists of modern and functional mini flats, decorated in typical Valtellina wooden style.
Rooms: The flats, 4-6-8 beds, have dbl rooms(s), completely equipped kitchenette, bathroom, lounge, television, telephone, and balcony.
Facilities: Guests of the residence LO CHALET may use all the facilities of the Vallechiara Hotel, 50m away.