Livigno, Italy

Ski Facts

resort altitude: 1820m
ski area: Livigno
height at summit: 3000m
marked runs: 110km
snow park: yes
snow rating:

Travel Facts:

nearest airports: bergamo 3½hrs
friedrichshafen 3½hrs
innsbruck 2½hrs
milan 3½hrs
verona 4½hrs
rail: regular connections from milan to tirano - bus from tirano

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Livigno Ski, Snowboard & Summer Holidays

Livigno is part of the Alta Valtellina ski area with access to 184km of downhill skiing, with 112 individual pistes, served by 62 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Livigno itself (110km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Alta Valtellina ski resorts of Bormio and Santa Caterina.

Ski holidays in Livigno:

The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

A good choice for beginners wanting to have fun, about half of Livigno's lifts are surface drags running parallel to one another along the length of the village over the sunny meadows which nonetheless remain snowsure thanks to Livigno's height. Much of the terrain higher up is intermediate standard but the wide smooth, sunny slopes here can normally be tackled by beginners by the end of their first week.

There are in fact six ski areas around the long village, although most are lift linked to one another anyway. The ski area is, however, split in two by the village itself. On one side, the toughest skiing is accessed by the Mottolino gondola and ultimately rises up to 2785 metres at Monte Della Neve from which the resort's two blacks descend back towards the tree line. The larger skiing sector is accessed by the two stage Carosello 3000 ski centre from the southern end of the village or by a series of chair lifts from the village centre. It is a centre of wide smooth trails well above the treeline and classified red, which will delight intermediates.

Advanced skiers may wish to take advantage of the Alta Valtellina area pass which, with a 6 day pass or longer, includes a day's skiing in the Swiss Engadin region. That famous region includes about a dozen resorts, most famously St Moritz, but also Pontresina, Samedan, Silvaplana and Zuoz . Unrestricted access to Livigno's Italian neighbours, including World Championships centre Bormio as well as Santa Caterina and San Colombano is also included - but it's a bit of a trek to all of these centres.

Back in Livigno the area of Trepalle, beneath Monte Della Neve, is particularly appealing to off piste skiers and 'boarders, telemarkers and ski tourers. It's Europe's highest permanently inhabited parish between 1900 and 2250 metres and is an area of immense peace and splendour throughout the year.

Winter activities include:

cross country skiing, night skiing, snow shoe walks,

Summer activities include:

golf, nordic walking, mountain biking, Aquagrande leisure centre

More info:

Eating out: Very big choice of restaurants and bars.
Apres ski: Lively apres ski
Non skiers: Duty free shops, close to national parks, Aquagrande leisure centre, horse riding, heli skiing, winter mtb