THE SKI SLOPES
Thanks to the over 20 kilometres of slopes of all levels of difficulty, for a total difference in level of over 700 metres, the Stelvio Pass is one of the most important centres for summer skiing and snowboarding in the whole of Europe.
Unique and exclusive due to their altitude and panorama, the Stelvio Pass ski slopes are the only ones that are open at the height of summer even in the afternoon until 5.00 p.m. ... because skiing in the summer does not mean having to stop at 1.00 p.m. as on all the other glaciers in the Alps!
At the Stelvio Pass, summer skiing is like winter skiing: kilometres and kilometres of slopes which are always perfectly groomed and as good as those in the coldest months of the year.
In the early morning, the snow, the slopes and the snow park are hard and compact, idea for downhill skiing and for curves at the limit of carving.
In the afternoon, when the thermometer shows several degrees above zero, the snow becomes wetter and softer and is particularly suitable for snowboarding and snow park fans can enjoy themselves in complete safety.
The ski slopes of the Stelvio Pass are served by four ski lifts and two cable-cars, including the innovative Trincerone-Livrio one which, with a special system of broadened load-bearing cables, guarantees maximum safety even when there are strong crosswinds.
Skiing on the Stelvio Pass, on the Nagler, Cristallo and Payer slopes, at over 3000 metres above sea level, you often meet national and international athletes, who find the ideal conditions here to train in preparation for the downhill and cross-country skiing world cup races.
The many champions who have skied on the Srtelvio Pass slopes include, for example, Gustav Thoeni, Deborah Compagnoni, Alberto Tomba, Giorgio Rocca, Manuela Di Centa, Stefania Belmondo and Ole Einar Bjorndalen.
All the ski lift facilities are owned by the company S.I.F.A.S. S.p.A. of Bormio, which guarantees daily and efficient grooming of the slopes with its trained personnel and the use of very modern Prinoth-Leitner snow cats.