Have you ever heard about the Stelvio Slope in Bormio? Probably, since the Stelvio Slope is considered one of the most technical and spectacular ski courses in the world.
Inaugurated in 1982 for the first edition of the World Series, it became famous for hosting several international events as: two editions of the Alpine Ski World Championships, (1985 and 2005), two World Cup finals (1995 and 2008) and, since 1993, it has been the stage for the men's World Cup downhill race.
Many are the names of those who have triumphed on this track, but we can certainly remember Michael Walchhofer, Hermann Maier, Bode Miller and the Italians Christof Innerhofer and Dominik Paris.
3.250 metres long, a drop of 1.010 metres, starting at 2.255 metres, arriving in the heart of Bormio at 1.225 metres and 63% of gradient since the beginning ... this is the Stelvio Slope!
The most famous sections of the slope are: the Rocca jump, a 30-metre-long leap, the Canalino "Sertorelli", a 300-metre-long sliding section, the Fontana Lunga bends, the famous "Carcentina", a diagonal and counter-slope bend, without forgetting the very steep San Pietro wall, with its spectacular jump into the void of over 40 metres, and the final "schuss", a series of bends in the final part.
Last but not least, you can even enjoy the legendary Stelvio during the night skiing.