Cross-country skiing for beginners. If you have never had a go at cross-country skiing and want to try out this wonderful sport, then the Alute piste in Bormio is for you! The 5 km and 2.5 km courses are laid out on a fairly flat area and feature only modest gradients.
You may have heard it before but we are going to say it again: cross-country skiing is a wonderful and incredibly rewarding sport. First and foremost, you are out in the fresh air, exploring snowy trails through the forest. You also using your whole body, involving muscle groups that you do not use even when running. It is also a low risk and low impact sport. It is a sport that is suitable for everyone, mum and dad with children, young men and women and also older people. If you are a beginner and you are trying out this wonderful sport for the first time with your family, we recommend the Alute piste in Bormio.
The trail consists of a 5 km loop with gentle ups and downs and long straight sections, as well as a 2.5 km loop which is a bit more technically challenging and with more climbing.
As well as being a relatively undemanding trail, the Alute piste is really convenient to get to. It is located at the foot of Monte Vallecetta, close to the bottom of the Alpine skiing pistes and the centre of the town. It is located in an open and sunny area which offers beautiful views of the mountains that surround Bormio. Get some advice from the many ski schools and cross-country skiing centres in the area, who can help you try out this new sport and recommend the right equipment to hire.