The area is predominantly a winter sports venue and activities aside from the slopes are sparse. Bormio best suits intermediate skiers, as it can get icy on the lower slopes (which can be pretty daunting for novices) and there is little to challenge the advanced skier.
Accommodation is evenly split between apartments and hotels, ranging between 2- and 4-star categories. Most accommodation is within easy walking distance of the town centre, with some on the S side closer to the lifts. There are a number of private houses and other property rental holiday options are also available.
Shopping enthusiasts have a selection of antique, fashion and food shops concentrated along the pedestrianised main street. An open-air market is available on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Duty-free shopping is available in neighbouring Livigno.
Main activities and entertainments are winter-based activities which cover downhill and cross-country skiing, ice-skating, ice-climbing, snowboarding, tubing, tobogganing, sleigh rides, winter hiking/snowshoeing, thermal baths, Olympic-size swimming pool.
Outside the winter scene there are numerous historic churches, some dating back to the 15th century and a choice of museums.
Nightlife here is fairly sedate, although it livens up at weekends. There is 1 disco, a few piano bars (mainly in hotels), 1 or 2 lively pubs and lots of bars and restaurants.
Excursions consist of half day trips to: Livigno and Santa Caterina and full day trips to St Moritz.