Stelvio Pass Ski Resort
Stelvio Pass - Stilfserjoch summer ski resort Italy
Stelvio PAss summer ski resort is at 3450m elevation between Bormio & Trafoi
Stelvio Pass cable car heads across the glacier to Livrio at 3174m elevation
Ski Passo dello Stelvio from May to November every year
Stelvio Pass - Stilfserjoch summer ski resort Italy

Stelvio Pass Ski Resort

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  • Stelvio Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    2,760m – 3.450m (680m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Lots in winter – less in summer!
  • Lifts (6)
    2 Cable car
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late May to early November
    8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 20km (incl. ski routes)
    Longest run – 5km+
    Advanced - 10%
    Intermediate - 10%
    Beginner - 80%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 2020
    Adult – €49
    Child u/12yr – €43.50

Stelvio Pass Ski Resort Italy

Stelvio Pass ski resort (a.k.a. Stilfserjoch) is Italy’s only true summer ski area. Whilst glacier skiing on Plateau Rosa in Cervinia has a short summer season, it is Stelvio that is open for the full summer, up to 6 months from May to November every year. Located above the 2760m elevation Passo dello Stelvio between Bormio & Trafoi, the road is closed in winter allowing snow to pile up unsullied by humans through the coldest months of the year. By late spring, the road is slowly cleared & the resort awakens & one can enjoy sliding on Italian Alps glacier under the balmy midday sun.

See the Stelvio Pass ski trail map here

Where is Stelvio Pass Italy?

The Stelvio Pass ski area is located at 2750m elevation on the high Passo Stelvio between the winter ski resorts of Bormio & Trafoi. Also known as the Passo dello Stelvio or Stilfserjoch, the ski area straddles the border between Lombardy & South Tyrol (Alto Adige) & is close to the Swiss frontier. The journey over the pass is on one the highest paved roads in Europe – hence its closure during winter.

Passo Stelvio is 21km (35min) by road northeast of Bormio or 13km (21min) & at least 45 hairpin bends west of Trafoi. The extraordinary road journey is best experienced in your own rental car.

Closest major airport for most international travellers is Milan Malpensa (MXP) (240km, 3.5hr) or from European & UK origins, Innsbruck (INN) (175km, 2.5hr) is best.

Stelvio Pass Accommodation

The Stelvio Pass has several affordable accommodation options close to the ski area. Most are in or near the pass, adjacent to the cable car base, but one is further up the mountain. The Hotel Livrio provides basic lodging at the top of the cable cars at 3200m elevation in a premium ski-in ski-out location. Access is via the cable cars. In the pass itself, three 3-star hotels of varying quality but similar views & delicious local cuisine include the fabulous Albergo Quarto Pirovano Hotel, the very good Hotel Genziana plus the ski-in Hotel Folgore. A short stroll from the pass, a unique option is the castle-like Rifugio Garibaldi.

Search & book all Stelvio ski accommodation here.

Away from the Pass in either direction, the quality of accommodation improves markedly toward the valleys, but strangely, so does the price. Mid-way to Trafoi, the Berghotel Franzenshöhe is a beauty. In Trafoi itself, surrounded by the mountain splendour of the Ortler ridge, four fabulous hotels include the 4-star traditional Hotel Madatsch, the ultra-modern Tannenheim Nature and Style Hotel, plus the highly rated Hotel Bella Vista & Stelvio Residence Hotel Apartments.

Search & book all Trafoi ski accommodation here.

In the opposite direction toward the Alta Valtellina, the wonderful town of Bormio has it all - from the 5-star QC Terme Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi, the sophisticated Hotel san Vitale down to simple, affordable 2-star albergos like the Hotel Giardino; plus everything in between.

Search & book all Bormio ski accommodation here.


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