The resort's upper slopes at 3,000m received more than two feet (70cm) of snow up to Halloween allowing the famous Italian resorts to run two ski lifts serving the top of the mountain where skiers enjoyed spectacular powder snow conditions on two intermediate level red runs providing three kilometres (two miles_ of skiing between them.
Bormio, host of the World Alpine Ski Championships in 1985 and 2005, is the first of the major Italian resorts to open for the winter.