Snow-capped mountains in Bormio
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Abundant snow and healing warmth: the embrace of the "Magnificent Land". This is where ski mountaineering makes its debut

Thanks to its thermal springs, forests and snow-capped peaks, Bormio has earned the nickname "Magnificent Land". A resort town that is the pride of Valtellina, it should be savoured at leisure, relaxing in its thermal baths or taking a stroll through its characteristic historic centre. But Bormio is also known internationally as one of the most important places for Alpine skiing.

Inaugurated more than forty years ago in 1982, the Stelvio slope served as the venue for the Alpine World Ski Championships in 1985 and 2005, hosted the final stages of the Alpine Ski World Cup in 2008, and is an annual stop on the skiing circuit. One of the most technical and spectacular slopes in the world, the Stelvio is the epitome of downhill skiing. It will host all the men's Alpine skiing competitions at Milano Cortina 2026.

Bormio's mountains are among the most enchanting in the Alps: Cima Piazzi, Monte Vallecetta and Cresta della Reit form the enchanting scenery around the resort. From the first peak, you can enjoy a magnificent panorama stretching from the Ortles Cevedale group to Bernina, while the second is the Holy Grail for hikers from around the world, and the third is the source of the nine thermal springs that contribute to making the "Magnificent Land" a wellness capital.

These incredible landscapes will form the backdrop for the excitement of the men's and women's ski mountaineering events, which in 2026 will become an Olympic discipline for the first time in history, a debut that is already projecting Bormio into the history of the Games.

Skiers descending along a ski slope in Bormio
View of a ski slope in Bormio with trees and a blue sky.
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Discover the history, curiosities and rules of the competitions planned for Bormio

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una vista aerea della pista dello Stelvio Ski Centre
Stelvio Ski Centre

Men's Alpine Skiing & Ski Mountaineering

The Stelvio course stretches over 3,186m with a total elevation change of 987m and a maximum gradient of 63%. One of the most challenging sections is the San Pietro jump, where athletes soar over 40m before landing at speeds exceeding 140 km/hr. In 1985 and 2005 it hosted the Alpine Ski World Championships, while in 1995 and 2008 it hosted two World Cup finals. Since 1993, it has been the annual stage for the Men's Downhill World Cup.

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