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The slopes

  • Extent 2 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 4 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5

Gallery

  • Livigno Image4

Piste maps

Key facts covers:

Key facts

Resort1815 m
Slopes1815-2795 m
Lifts31
Pistes115 km
Blue38 %
Red47 %
Black15 %
Snowmaking70 %
Price index90

Package operators

Crystal, Erna Low, Inghams, Livigno Snow, Neilson, Skitracer, Thomson

Livigno

Italy

Livigno Image4

The upside

  • Reliable snow
  • Large choice of beginners’ slopes
  • Impressive modern lift system
  • Cheap by the standards of high, snow-sure resorts
  • Lively, friendly, quite smart village with a good Alpine atmosphere
  • Long, snow-sure cross-country trails

The downside

  • Few tough pistes (but off-piste is now allowed, we are assured)
  • Bleak setting, susceptible to white-outs and lift closures
  • Long transfers from some Italian airports (Innsbruck is quicker)
  • Village is very long and straggling, with no buses later in the evening
  • Nightlife can disappoint

Latest user reviews

We visited Livigno for the week commencing 6th Jan…

Ian Collison 18 Jan 2007 

We all loved it. Two intermediate boarders, an advanced…

George Gourlay 18 Jul 2006 

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Summary

Livigno’s recipe of a fair-sized mountain, high altitude and fairly low prices is uncommon, and obviously attractive, and may be enough to get it on to your shortlist, especially if you are a beginner or unadventurous intermediate. But don’t overlook the non-trivial drawbacks we list above.
After banning off-piste for several years up to 2012/13 the resort apparently now allows it and has heli-skiing as well. But the off-piste policy has varied so much we’d welcome reports on what it’s like in 2014/15.

News – 2013/14

A new Freeride Project was launched. And off-piste skiing and heli-skiing are, we are assured, now allowed after being banned for several years.

News – 2012/13

Heli-skiing was allowed for the first time – just for two weeks at the end of February. This may well be repeated.

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