The Town

Nestled in the highest point of Valfurva, in the heart of the Stelvio National Park, the town of Santa Caterina Valfurva captivates visitors with its stunning alpine landscape. In the winter, it's a favorite destination for ski enthusiasts thanks to its modern ski lifts and abundant snowfall, while in the summer it's a cool terrace for mountain and cycling enthusiasts.

The connection between the mountains and sports has always characterized life in Santa Caterina Valfurva. It is a ski resort for both alpine and Nordic skiing, having hosted several stages of the Alpine Skiing World Cup and World Championships.

The expansive pine forest, mountain biking trails, minigolf, hiking trails, and refreshment areas make it an ideal place for a pleasant family vacation. Local cuisine showcases the tradition and typical flavors of Valtellina.

Santa Caterina Valfurva also offers easy access to Bormio, a well-known ski and thermal resort, and the Gavia Pass, to road cycling enthusiasts.

Cuisine and Traditions

The culinary tradition of Valtellina, and high mountains in general, greatly influences local dishes and flavors in Santa Caterina. From lunch to dinner, visitors can savor a wide variety of local dishes.

Traditional dishes include the Sciat, crispy fritters with melted cheese centers, pizzoccheri, polenta, Taroz, a dish of potatoes and green beans, dressed with butter and Valtellinese cheese, and many local cheeses and cured meats.

The most famous alpine cheese, Bitto, is used in various typical Valtellinese dishes and produced directly by the valley's breeders.

History, Culture, and Initiatives

Throughout the year, the municipality and pro loco of Santa Caterina Valfurva organize numerous events to experience and learn about the history and traditions of this small town. Festivals, events, and evenings liven up the days, unique moments to get to know typical artisanal and farming environments from decades ago

A few kilometers away is the Vallivo di Valfurva "Mario Testorelli" museum, famous for telling the history, traditions, and culture of Valtellina, with a noteworthy section dedicated to World War I.

Summer Activities

Santa Caterina Valfurva offers many summer activities to enjoy the beautiful mountains, rich forests, colors, scents, and all the local fauna. Throughout the summer, there are countless organized hikes, events, shows, and many educational activities also for children.

There are various commercial activities in Santa Caterina Valfurva where you can rent mountain bikes, NTBs, E-Bikes, and E-Fat bikes. For those who want to stay in town, they can walk along the Frigidolfo riverbank, relax in the pine forest, or play a round of mini-golf in the town center.

Winter Activities

Santa Caterina Valfurva fascinates and entertains visitors with its stunning alpine landscape, becoming a haven for ski enthusiasts in the winter.

The alpine climate and snowmaking systems make it possible to ski on over 35 km of slopes, walk or snowshoe on beautiful snowy paths, or enjoy a hot beverage while admiring the majestic mountains surrounding Santa Caterina Valfurva.

The lifts in Santa Caterina start from 1738m in the town and reach up to 2880m on Mount Sobretta. In total, there are 10 lifts, 2 black slopes, 12 red slopes, and 2 blue slopes.

Children are also guaranteed to have a good time, with ski schools and magic carpets helping them to learn the sport thanks to the skilled teachers at the Santa Caterina Valfurva ski school.