About Bergamo Ski Region
Put your skiing boots on and race down the snowy white mountains. The Bergamask mountains offer many ski runs for the perfect skiing holiday and is within easy reach of the Orobie mountains, in some cases only a few dozen kilometres away. A visit to the Brembana, Seriana and Scalve ski resorts lets you choose between runs that together extend for more than two hundred kilometres.
The Val Seriana winds its way along the Serio river, surrounded by not only spacious snow-covered fields and enchanting woods, but also mountains of unrivalled beauty, which ends in the rugged Val di Scalve. Here you will find about ten winter resorts, both large and small, that make up the Orobie skiing area. The resorts are included in both the Seriana valley and Scalve valley, with many kilometres of runs. Here you can practice everything from alpine skiing to cross country and off-piste.
From Milan- Orio al Serio airport you can easily visit the very popular ski area Monte Pora, where the rounded mountain with its slopes and lack of vegetation lets the sun bathe the runs in sun. The Presolana pass offers classic winter resorts and is perfect for beginners and children, while also being close to the Scalve valley in the shadow of the north face of the Presolana mountain. Here you can enjoy the high altitude runs such as Pista Italia, and the beautiful mountain refuge while Schilpario has a wonderful cross-country piste.
With snow-white oases dotted over the untamed slopes, Val Brembana offers an enchanting environment with its closed valley and folds of wild mountainsides. Here the rough slopes have been tamed for skiing, but without compromising their natural beauty. Here a mix of ski resorts caters to all tastes. Why not try ski-mountaineering in Carona, the 47 kilometres of runs in Foppolo, the half-pipe in San Simone, or visit Valtorta-Piani di Bobbio skiing area. Valtorta is the only skiing area in the Orobie mountains to have developed on the slopes of two different valleys, Brembana and Valsassina, and has become one of the most popular winter resorts of the Orobie mountains.
Have a relaxing or adventurous ski holiday in the mountains of Bergamo.
The Orobie Mountains provide breathtaking views and an extraordinary variety of wildlife. Wild goats, roe deer, golden eagles, foxes, marmots, owls and many more can be see in the local woods.
Bergamo’s ski resorts provide a variety of opportunities to winter sports enthusiasts: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, freestyle snowboarding, and sledding. Even free-riding and kite skiing! But it’s fun to take a ride on snowmobile along the snow-covered trails, perhaps under a full moon. Or why not try ice-skating? Backcountry skiers can reach spots that cannot be reached by roads or lifts. After a day of outdoor activity there’s the après-ski life to enjoy: clubs, restaurants and shops selling local cheeses and foods. And if that’s not enough there’s more: skiing, snowshoeing, and torch-walks by night! There are snowmobile races, ski championships, dirtbiking or BMX riding in the snow for those who love to feel adrenaline pumping through their veins. At Christmas, of course, visitors have their pick when it comes to traditional market stalls.
After a day’s skiing an evening of relaxation in a spa of your choice is the perfect ending after an active day. The thermal resorts in Bergamo province offer lots of opportunities to treat oneself in centers where relaxation espouse the environment! Bergamo has spas and resorts that have been famous for centuries: the Romans knew about the springs that bubble to the surface in the area where the town of TRESCORE BALNEARIO, set in the Cavallina Valley, later developed. SAN PELLEGRINO TERME is another important spa town. The spa is still popular thanks to its therapeutic properties of its watersand a walk along the banks of the river Brembo is sure to relax you. SANT'OMOBONO TERME in Imagna Valley is another known spa town where you can receive a relaxing massage or take a swim..
Good to know
The main ski resorts within the region are reachable by bus.
All the buses to the ski resorts leave from Bergamo Bus Station (Stazione Autolinee). To reach the Bus Station from Orio al Serio Airport, you need to take n°1 bus (Airport Bus), get off at the train station (first stop) and then walk few steps to the nearby Bus Station.
Two main bus companies (SAB and SAV) connect Bergamo to Valle Brembana, Seriana e Val di Scalve. You can buy bus tickets at the Bus Station in Bergamo. For more information about prices, lines and schedule, you can visit the website or contact the companies SAB-AGI-SAV-ZANI by phone or e-mail.
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