The history

Some of the most beautiful and meaningful pages of the history of skiing have been written on the Stelvio in the latest 30 years.

Valtellina is like a church open to many religions. In the summer, it's a synonym for cycling along legendary mountain passes, mountain biking and hiking. In winter, it's snow, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, ski mountaineering and snowboarding. What connects these worlds is food, hospitality, traditions, and the culture of a place characterized by friendliness. This valley is a fundamental point in the history of alpine skiing. This is where champions such as Deborah Compagnoni and Pietro Vitalini started their careers and some of the most beautiful and meaningful pages of alpine skiing were written.
 
In the era of modern skiing, the story began in Bormio in the early 80s with the organization of the World Series, some kind of general test for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships that took place in 1985 on Stelvio slope in Bormio and Cevedale slope in Santa Caterina Valfurva. It was a great success, for champions Pirmin Zurbriggen and Michaela Figini too. Everyone recognized the technical qualities of the Valtellina slopes and Stelvio soon became part of the Men's World Cup circuit, in 1993. The event is one capable of giving so many emotions, enhancing the talent of the greatest champions.

Unforgettable moments: the 1995 World Cup Finals, when Alberto Tomba rose the crystal ball at the end of a legendary race and the 2000 World Cup Finals, when the star of the Austrian jet-man Hermann Maier was at its highest point. Then again, the 2005 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, with the feats of agility by Bode Miller and Benny Raich and the challenge between the Croatian Janica Kostelic and the Swedish Anja Paerson.
 
A race is never an anonymous one here. Only the greatest jet-men can dominate Stelvio. Just take a look at the names on the Stelvio hall of fame and you'll understand it.  From the first one, the Austrian Hannes Trinkl in 1993, to the "Azzurro" who dominated last edition, Dominik Paris. It's a list of champions who honored sport: the Austrians Michael Walchhofer, Stephan Eberharter, Hannes Reichelt, the French Luc Alphand, the Norwegians Lasse Kjus and Aksel Svindal, the Americans Miller and Rahlves, the Swiss Defago. No, you can't win by chance here. Who will be the next winner?

 

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