Bormio, the Alpine town in Lombardy Italy, sits at the top of the Valtellina Valey. It links to other valleys via four Famous passes, The Stelvio Pass to the South Tyrol. The Umbrail Pass to the Val Müstair, the Foscagno Pass to Livigno and the Gavia Pass to Ponte di Legno. The Town is not only famous for its winter sports but also for its several hot springs that have been opened to form hot spring water spa baths at Bagni Vecchi, Bagni Nuovi and Terme di Bormio.
The Town itself is on the historical trade route between Venice and Switzerland and many of the Roman Aristocracy visited the town to use the hot springs. The centre is based around the Piazza Cavour and Via Roma and it keeps its unique medieval structure which in turn brings many tourists. Bormio is used regularly in the skiing world cup, usually for the men’s downhill in late December. The Pista Stelvio, named after Stelvio Pass, is one of the most challenging downhill courses in the world. It is second- longest course on the World Cup circuit, behind only the Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland
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Après-ski comes from the French for “After Skiing” but is now used universally and refers to the socializing that is popular after a days skiing ends. When the sun goes down is when the ski resorts come alive and enjoying a steaming mug of hot Chocolate laced with rum or a glass of hot Gluhwein whilst watching the sunset over the snow covered mountain peaks is a memory which will last a life-time.
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