The ski resort of Bormio is one of the most beautiful and special that the Alps can offer in fact it has challenging slopes and is suitable for expert skiers and lovers of speed. Also beginners and children can have fun skiing here but at the same time they can learn the basics of skiing under the watchful eye of the ski instructors of one of the many ski schools in Bormio.
Our mountains offer off piste to expert skiers and wonderful tracks into the woods to those who practice alpine skiing.
The Stelvio Slope is undoubtedly the most famous track in Bormio in fact besides being a milestone in the downhill at the World Cup (every year on 29 December), it was twice the scene of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1985 and in 2005.
The route of the race runs along 3186 m.: from the departure at 2255 m. to the finish line at 1268 m. for a difference in height of 987 m. and a maximum gradient of 63%. It starts immediately from a wall and two very steep curves placing into the double jump of the Rocca and then diving at full speed into the “Canalino Sertorelli” with over 300 meters of sliding.
At the end of the “Canalino” a long curve on the left leads to a plateau and to a series of very selective curves in the area of “Fontana Lunga”.
Then a series of fast bends you enter what is considered the most difficult and highly technical part of the race: the “Carcentina”. It is a diagonal contrast in which things are made even more difficult by the icy surface and the rolling ground that is relentless. The way you ski the Carcentina is crucial for the victory in this race.
Immediately after two curves the speed slows down before diving into the jump of San Pietro where the athletes fly up to 40 meters and land on a steep wall where you can touch a top speed of over 140 km/h.
A small plane leads into the final schuss and after a number of curves you reach the finish line.
There is never a moment of rest for the athletes on this track due to technical difficulties and the physical endurance.