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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
Lifts30
Pistes115 km
Blue38 %
Red47 %
Black15 %
Snowmaking70 %
Price index90

Package operators

Crystal, 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, and the resort’s ‘itineraries’ are no such thing
  • 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. But don’t overlook the non-trivial drawbacks we list above.
We were excited to find, last season, that the resort had ditched its previous ban on off-piste skiing in favour of six freeride ‘itineraries’ on Mottolino. But we were misled: these are not itineraries in the usual sense – they are not supposed to be skied without guidance. Bizarrely, the ‘itineraries’ are basically a marketing device, designed to drum up business for the mountain guides.

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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