Ski Holidays in Livigno, Italy
Livigno is a superb all-round ski resort offering high altitude sunny skiing, plenty of entertainment and accommodation catering for all tastes and pockets. Lying in the stunning Valtellina alpine valley near the Swiss border, Livigno boasts modern ski lifts and well prepared pistes whilst retaining the traditional rustic character of its 3 original villages.
|Directions of Slopes||S/E, N/W|
Skiing in Livigno
The extensive skiing for ski holidays in Livigno is split on both sides of the valley; to the east are the connected Carosello and Costaccia areas, to the west the recently expanded slopes of the challenging Mottolino ski area. Ski holidays in Livigno offer great stuff for beginners and intermediates, both boarders and skiers. You can also 'ski in, ski out'. The lift system is efficient enough to negate queues.
Snow conditions in Livigno
There are snow making facilities across the pistes in Livigno which adds to the natural snowfall for more guaranteed skiing throughout the season.
Apres-ski and restaurants in Livigno
Livigno’s duty free status will delight bargain hunters who can browse through the numerous shops of the pedestrianised centre. For après-ski on your ski holidays in Livigno there is a wealth of non skiing activities from horse riding to ice climbing, whilst the restaurants, bars and live music venues offer a wealth of atmospheric fun. Check out Kosmo bar which regularly has live music and DJs or for a more relaxed apres experience (at least for the earlier parts of the evening) head over to Bivio, a gorgeous alpine restaurant/bar which serves tasty local food before live music starts later on and things get lively.
For great Italian cuisine and seafood, get along to Ristoranta Focolare or if you're after a quick fix then nip to Mauri's L'Hamburgheria for some fast food.
The accommodation for ski holidays in Livigno is situated in the desired pedestrian area with close proximity to the slopes and restaurants. An efficient free bus system, as well as an affordable taxi service, allows you to experience the entire valley effortlessly and easily.
Other activities in Livigno
There's plenty to do in Livigno once you're done with skiing for the day. If you want to remain active, then the Aquagranda sports centre is just for you - it has 10,000m2 of pools, slides, gyms and wellness areas. It is a top facility that even attracts international athletes who want to build fitness in high altitudes. Meanwhile, from the Livigno Outdoor Centre you can do a range of exciting activities on the idyllic mountain landscape, from hiking and mountaineering to ice-climbing, snowshoeing and rock climbing.
If you're some more relaxed pasttimes then head to the cinema or to the Cronox entertainment complex which has four bowling lanes, billiards, darts, 5-a-side football and a playground for youngsters. There's plenty of food options (including pizza obviously) and lovely range of craft beers and liquers as well as a big room with large screens to watch your favourite sports teams!
Here's a full list of what you can get up to:
- Horse riding
- Sleigh rides, skidoos
- Dog sledging
- Ice climbing
- Snow shoe excursions
- Spa centres
- Ice driving
- Discos and live music bars
- Restaurants & pizzerias
- 10 mountain restaurants, some offering happy hours & live music
- Excellent duty free shopping
- Swimming pool (at Spöl hotel)
- Cronox entertainment complex
A little known secret of Livigno is the option of a day trip to the über-fashionable St Moritz just across the border in Switzerland. For a nominal fee (arranged easily locally) you can rub shoulders with the super rich and ski in a world class chic resort. The view from the gastronomic Trutz restaurant is well worth the trip itself.
This beautiful part of Italy could only be complete with one of our excellent Livigno hotels. With our great prices, you'll easily be able to find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.
Transfer time in Livigno
Zurich, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria are the closest airports to Livigno. Milan offers easy connections thanks to the shuttle service between the airports of Malpensa and Linate and the Central Station, from where many trains depart daily in Valtellina. From Zurich to St. Moritz by train, and continue to Livigno bus or taxi.
Ski Hire in Livigno
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Livigno. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Livigno:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£49|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£76||£49|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£94|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£137|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Livigno here
Fully equipped, comfortable, and cosy. Just overheated at night.
Apres Ski: 5/5
Accommodation & Value: 5/5
Easy to get around on the free buses that loop around the village that make frequent stops. Plenty of restaurants for all budgets including traditional Italian cuisine. Easy to get to the different slopes, using the bus if wanting to try a different aspect.
Apres Ski: 5/5