A high-altitude resort with a laid-back feel to it, at 1,815m, the resort of Livigno virtually guarantees excellent snow conditions. The resort is set in a wide, remote valley across the border from St. Moritz, where a Livigno lift pass will get you half-price on a day lift pass. Livigno is a lively, friendly, smart village with a modest après ski scene without the excesses on display in other resorts, what is on offer will be found at reasonably low prices.
As for the slopes (115km of runs), Livigno offers a lot for beginners and intermediates, whether you're a boarder or a skier. The lift system is fast, modern and efficient enough to negate queues. There is a good choice of accommodation in Livigno, much of it being ski-in ski-out, and - as you would expect in Italy – home to welcoming hosts, good food and a great choice for family ski holidays.
Resort Altitude: 1,816m
Resort Skiing: 2,798m
Total Ski Area: 115km
Blue Runs: 30km
Red Runs: 65km
Black Runs: 20km
The resort of Livigno is located in Alta Valtellina, near the Swiss border. The expansive ski area set over two sides of the valley, Mottolino and Carosello 3000, covers more than 100km of slope catering for all abilities. Mottolino is known as the 'fun mountain' with a snowpark and plenty of off-piste terrain. Carosello 3000 has plenty of wide, groomed runs, perfect for honing your ski and snowboarding skills. The modern lift system means that queues are a rarity. As the resort sits at high altitude, there is always high-quality snow - even at village level.
Livigno hosts a good mix of runs for all abilities. For beginners, there are many drag lifts near the village - the perfect place to improve your skills before heading into the mountain. Just above the village is lots of terrain perfect for intermediate level and advanced beginners to enjoy. For advanced skiers, the resort has 2 black runs starting at 2,785m as well as plenty of off-piste opportunities.
All levels and disciplines of snowboarders are catered for in Livigno. The terrain parks and off-piste challenges in the Mottolino area mean freeriders and freestylers are kept busy. In addition, there are also wide groomed runs perfect for intermediate boarders who love carving. There is also a dedicated area for beginners with good slopes to progress on.
There are a number of ski and snowboard schools on offer in Livigno resort. Offering lessons in Alpine skiing, Nordic and Telemark skiing and snowboarding, they cater for all abilities and ages, including those with disabilities.
The Central Ski and Snowboard School offer the Kinder Club Lupigno for children from three years. They host a fully equipped fun children's ski zone with magic carpets and a playground combining skiing and fun all in one place.
With a wide selection of restaurants and bars, Livigno has something for everyone's palette. The majority of restaurants offer traditional dishes with local recipes available at a reasonable price. La Rusticana is a resort favourite, as is Marios, hosting excellent local food and service, perfect for families. For a finer dining experience, Concordia specialises in local and traditional dishes.
Livigno hosts a lively and vibrant après scene. Hotel Alegra's après ski bar, Alegra translating to 'lively', is perfect for a drink or two and even a dance after the lifts close. Additionally, Bivio Club, under Hotel Bivio, hosts a bar with live music and also a DJ, playing into the early hours of the morning. Marco's is popular with British skiers, airing sporting events as well as music into the early hours.
Non-skiers in Livigno can be entertained with other winter activities on offer such as snowmobiling, dog-sledding and ice-skating. Aquagranda offers a swimming pool, gym and beauty centre open every day. Day trips to the Swiss resort of St. Moritz are also available and can be booked from the tourist office.