The town itself is bursting with character, the town centre is closed off to traffic making it an extremely pleasant place to do shopping and soak up the atmosphere over a coffee. The main slopes start at Bormio 2000. These are largely tree lined pistes which benefit from the spectacular backdrop of the Italian alps. Gondolas provide fast access from the village to Bormio 2000 where an excellent restaurant is located along with ski hire and ski school bases. Tuition is excellent; by the end of an intense week of skiing most beginners will find themselves parallel turning on red slopes. The resort provides good nursery slopes and blue slopes, although most slopes are suited to intermediates (red slopes). The efficient lift system provides speedy access around the resort. Bormio is well worth a visit whether you're a novice or expert, or even a non-skier.