Bormio is a marvelous place in valley Alta Valtellina, in the heart of the Stelvio National Park. A little town surrounded by very beautiful mountains and wonderful woods. The backcountry skiing itineraries of this area are really formidable. They cross spectacular and incredibly evocative environments before majestic peaks.

One of the most renowned and sought after is the off-piste itinerary of the "Vallone". It features two paths -the classic one and the "La Croce" one- that offer a super fun and scenic ski ride through very beautiful slopes and exciting couloirs. The descent through "silent" paths far from the din of the ski tracks and the emotion of marking your own slipstream on freshly fallen soft and immaculate snow covered slopes are unique and unforgettable experiences.

  • Bormio, Mount Vallecetta, Cima Bianca
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the backcountry skiing in Bormio

Classic Off-piste Itinerary
The itinerary starts from the top station of the Bormio 2000-Cima Bianca cable car. Passing under the cable car the freeriders will start their descent on a very nice slope. The ski ride starts marvelous without obligated path and it heads for the valley. Avoiding the rocks the path reaches a very nice plateau. The descent keeps going very beautiful and now faster. The path, then, reaches the street that leads to the ski tracks on which the hikers will ski down to the valley. This is an off-piste ski itinerary of great satisfaction.

"La Croce" (The Cross) Off-piste Itinerary
The itinerary starts from the top station of the Bormio 2000-Cima Bianca cable car; passing under the cable car the freeriders will follow the west ridge that leads to the summit of Mount Monte Vallecetta. This summit offers really amazing views. From the peak the marvelous descent starts entering the evident couloir that goes down heading north-east. Through the couloir the path reaches the slope of the classic itinerary that leads to the bottom of the valley.

Price for the backcountry skiing in Bormio

€ 300 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 330 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 360 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the backcountry skiing experience in Bormio

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Bormio Ski - start of cable car
    Via Battaglion Morbegno, 25
    23032 Bormio, SO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°27'44.0"N 10°22'20.8"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Crampons
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide for a backcountry skiing in Bormio to the Vallone freeride itinerary, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the off-piste skiing excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.