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Passo Stelvio, a summer-only ski resort in Italy, is renowned for its exceptional skiing opportunities in the European Alps. The resort, located along the Stelvio Pass which connects the Upper Valtellina with South Tyrol, offers skiing from 9,049 feet (2,758 meters) to 11,319 feet (3,450 meters) and spans over 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) of groomed slopes. The resort has recently announced a postponement of its opening date for the 2024 season to June 7. Initially, the opening was scheduled for May 31 but was pushed back due to unsafe road conditions.

Persistent snowfalls in April and May have heightened avalanche dangers, making the mountain pass unsafe for cars. As a result, the famous Giro d’Italia bike race, which typically highlights the Stelvio Pass at an elevation of 2,757 meters (9,045 feet), also had to remove this section from its route.

Crews have been clearing the road since April, but the adverse weather conditions have necessitated the delay. Despite this, Passo Stelvio remains a premier destination for summer skiing, attracting enthusiasts from around the world with its extensive slopes and stunning alpine scenery. Visitors can enjoy not only the skiing but also the warm hospitality and traditional Italian cuisine available at the resort’s cozy mountain huts.

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