The ski season may seems months away before the peak season kicks in but there are some great resorts to get away for that early season pre-Christmas powder. Bormio is high on the list! This resort is perfect for early season, where you can ski a good month ahead of the rest.
Why ski early?
You will find that the pistes are wonderfully quiet – plenty of space, very reasonable accommodation pricing and cheaper ski passes and ski and boot hire. It certainly won’t be dull, this area is very traditional and there will generally be a great atmosphere in the town with many pre-Christmas activities.
A spa town since Roman times, Bormio offers all the charm you would expect of an ancient Italian Resort. The town itself is full of history and charm which you can discover whilst walking through the narrow cobbled streets and offers a variety of restaurants, bars, nightclub and cinema.
Bormio benefits from 90% snow making facilities, so you can be guaranteed of a great ski experience. The ski area also benefits from high altitude (up to 1,200m) and the freezing temperatures in addition to its renowned snow making system.
Bormio is part of the Alta Valtellina ski area and therefore, your Bormio ski pass will give you access to other popular ski resorts such as Livigno, which also have good early season snow.
Something for everyone
Bormio has broad appeal and whether you are in a group of friends, a family, a couple looking for a romantic ski getaway, Bormio has something for everyone. Taking a break from skiing is easy in the town which offers some great shops or why not enjoy the thermal baths.
How to get there
Bormio is accessible from both Italy and Switzerland via a scenic car or bus drive, by the train, or by plane and transfer. Innsbruck airport, Bergamo airport and Linate airport are all just over 2.5 hours. Don’t be put off by the transfer as you won’t be disappointed!
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