Livigno Italy – Delightful Resort… and… Duty-free haven!

Livigno Italy
 

Most skiing in Livigno revolves around the town centre which provides direct access to the Costaccia ski area which interlinks with Carosello 3000 and the Mottolino ski areas. The area boasts an excellent mixture of pistes to suit all abilities including off-piste skiing with a guide and Europe's largest snow-park. Wide pistes make Livigno a good place for novice snowboarders, but also presents challenges for the more experienced.

Day-trips to the neighbouring villages of Bormio and St.Moritz are also available for those who wish to explore further.

 
   

Snow Range: 1800m - 3000m

Pistes: 115km of prepared ski runs

Town Altitude: 1800m

Cross Country: 40km of prepared runs

Highest Lift: 2800m

Lift Capacity: 46 460 people per hour

Lifts: 3 cable cars, 14 chairlifts, 16 draglifts

Lift Pass: Your passport to the slopes! Access to all lifts and ski buses.

Ski School: Yes. A maximum 6 students per class

Season: 08 Dec 2012 to 20 April 2013

   

Ski Team In Livigno Italy

Livigno Ski Resort

Our resort partners, Nikki McLeary & Rob Horne from Livigno Snow Holidays, will be based in Livigno for the entire ski season. They will be your hosts and will ensure you have an unforgettable holiday. Click here to read what Livigno guests have had to say about Rob & Nikki!

 

Ski Lessons and Guided Ski Tours

Ski lessons are offered for 2 hours every morning and are limited to 6 guests per instructor. All ski instructors are qualified and highly experienced!

In addition to comprehensive lessons and ski guiding for all levels we also offer the 'Livigno Snow Challenge'! This is a fun and rewarding challenge to ski every piste in Livigno in one day! A printed record of the kilometres covered is presented to skiers before departure.

 

Ski slopes of Livigno

   

Beginners - Very Good

Livigno’s extensive ski area boasts long, wide pistes which makes it ideal for beginners. The longest Blue run is 7km.

Intermediate - Very Good

At and altitude of 1820m, Livigno enjoys a fantastic snow record, combined with high speed chair lifts and 115km of skiing makes Livigno an ideal resort for intermediate skiers.

Advanced - Good

With so many runs to choose from, the advanced skier will have a lot of fun. Off-piste skiing and tree runs anyone?

 


Après Ski
The Après Ski (after ski) activities will form an important and fun part of your holiday. This is the opportunity to soak up the village atmosphere, get to know some of the locals and generally eat, drink and be merry. And not necessarily in that order…! Our recommendation: Head for the live music bars Kuhstall and Miky's Bar for a night to remember!

Welcome drinks at Livigno's most popular live music bar!
Nikki & Rob invite all their guests for a glass of bubbly and canapes at the 4 star Hotel Bivio (Kuhstall pub). With live music and even more lively atmosphere it is a great way to start the week and an opportunity to ask us any questions you may have about Livigno! Sunday evenings from 18.30 - 20.00.

Snowmobiles/ traditional mountain feast with live music
Blast across Livigno's frozen lake, through the woods and alongside the riverside aboard your very own 500cc snowmobile before sitting down to a traditional mountain feast in our secret hunter's lodge. The meal includes a platter of local cold meat and cheese starters followed by two traditional pastas, a large mixed grill of pork, lamb and venison (both vegetarian and fish alternatives are available). If you have any room left a platter of desserts are on their way! Wine, coffee and grappa are also all included for the duration of the meal as is live music. Don't forget your dancing shoes! A fantastic experience suitable for any age. Tuesday evenings from 18.30 onwards.

Day Trip to St. Moritz
Join the jet-set and explore this world-famous ski resort which is Switzerland's sunniest spot with 322 days of sunshine per year! St Moritz is the birthplace of Alpine winter tourism (1864) and is a high altitude resort with an excellent snow record and glacier skiing. Every one of our guests receive 50% discount on the day ski pass. If you prefer to take in the scenery then watch the professionals in action on the Cresta toboggan run, take a leisurely stroll around the lake along the walking paths, go ice-skating in the Ludains Ice Arena, take photos of the leaning tower with an inclination of 5.5 degrees, visit the Heidi hut which was the original hut used during the shooting of the famous Heidi stories by Johanna Spyritake and finally enjoy high tea at Confiserie Hanselmann. Wednesday morning onwards.

6km Tobboggan Run
Ride down the mountain on a traditional wooden Livigno sledge... definitely a winter experience you shouldn't miss during a visit to the Italian Alps. Thursday from 16.45 onwards.

Yeti Trek
Join local mountain guide Epi for a unique trek off-piste with snow-shoes. Explore some of Livigno's back-country through powder terrain stopping in a secluded mountain hut originally dating back to when the first settlers arrived in Livigno. Enjoy a light afternoon tea provided by our guide before descending back into the valley. An adventurous experience not for the faint-hearted. Afternoon, dependent on weather conditions.

Resort Activities:
Besides skiing, the list of things to do in and around Livigno is almost endless. So if you’re not taking to the slopes you might want to try one or more of the following:

> Sleigh Rides
> Ice Skating
> Paragliding (from Feb onwards)
> Bowling
> Horse Riding
> Ski Dooing
> Mountain Hut Dinners
> Ice Go-Carting
> Tobogganing
> Ice Climbing
> Ski disking
> Bum Boarding
> Night Skiing
> Snow Show trekking
> Massages
> Solariums
> Indoor swimming pools
> Sports Centre
> Husky sledding
> Arcade centre and indoor climbing walls
> Bormio Baths (hot springs)

Eating Out:
With around 100 restaurants and snack bars to chose from, you won’t miss a meal in this resort! Budget meals range in price from Euro 5-10, mid-range Euro 10-20, high-end Euro 20-30 and deluxe Euro 30+. Remember that sitting down at a bar or cafe can sometimes triple the cost of the bill – standing at the bars and take-aways are a good idea! While service charges are normally included in your bill at a restaurant, it is customary to leave a small amount extra.

Shopping:
Stretch those Euros a little further with all on offer in this Duty-Free haven – 200-plus shops selling everything from clothing and perfume to sunglasses and imported whiskey!

 
 

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