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.

30 years of World Cup at a very high speed. Stelvio in Bormio has hosted (almost) uninterruptedly one or two World Cup races since 1993 and it's always so exciting for fans, staff at work and all athletes.
 
That's true and according to many people, Stelvio is one of the most beautiful and difficult slopes of the entire white circus. It's an important and somehow unique achievement, because celebrating such World Cup birthday is not for everyone. This makes of the Bormio slope one of the "classics" of the circuit. At 30, Stelvio is ready to carry out a further upgrade: in two and a half years it will be an Olympic venue! It's going to complete its already fantastic path because not so many world Cup slopes have managed to complete the “treble”: Winter Olympics,World Ski Championships and World Cup.
 
This is the history of Stelvio...it all began in the early 1980s with the World Series, the prologue of the first World Cup event, those of 1985 which also saw Cevedale slope in S. Caterina Valfurva as a protagonist (for women) and great protagonists such as Pirmin Zurbriggen and Michela Figini. In 1993 the Bormio slope permanently entered the Men's World Cup circuit. Two years later, Stelvio became a legend with the World Cup finals, and Alberto Tomba raised the crystal ball to the sky at the end of a triumphal race, literally driving the audience crazy at the parterre and along the slope. The 2000 World Finals were memorable too, with the unforgettable Austrian Herman “Herminator” Maier as the star. And what about the 2005 World Championships, with Bode Miller dominating with Benny Raich in the men's races and Janica Kostelic and Anja Paerson in the women's events? The World Ski Championships will also be remembered for what Bode Miller did. What happened can be found on social channels around the world: after about 20 seconds, Bode covered more than three-quarters of the slope on one ski only, after loosing the other one at 120 km/h. Incredible.
 
 
Generally speaking, it's quite impossible not to write memorable pages about Stelvio, a legendary and iconic slope such as Streif in Kitzbuhel and Lauberhorn in Wengen. Stelvio leaves no room for outsiders. What about the latest special event? The 4 in a row victories by Dominik Paris out of 6 in his career so far. That's an absolute record which gave him the honour to become an honorary citizen of Bormio and to receive the crown and scepter as of “King of Stelvio”. For what women's World Cup victories is concerned, Stelvio in 2014 hosted the slalom victory of the strongest skier of all time: a young Mikaela Shiffrin. That's history too...

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