In the Lombardy region of the Italian Alps, Bormio is within reach of Milan, and its several surrounding airports. The town of around 4000 citizens hosted the FIS Alpine World Skiing Championships recently in 2005, for the good reason that its slopes are world class, catering for novice, intermediate and expert skiers equally. Particularly notable is The Wall, an extremely steep drop which takes plenty of courage to go straight down.
The lift network is excellent, covering the vast area of slopes. Bormio 2000 (2000 metres) is the main base for the day, with restaurants and a hotel. It is reached by cable car from the town at 1200m. The peak of the range is Bormio 3000 (yes, 3000 metres), where there is a pleasant cafe.
The town itself centred around a piazza, and there are numerous shops, bars and restaurants to chose from, and I would particularly recommend Bar Braulio for an apres-ski drink due to its traditional yet contempory interior.
The town is known for it natural thermal baths from Roman times, and are still on the go today.