Livigno is also known as “Snow Heaven” – as you’ll find no shortage of snow there. Immerse yourself in this white beauty of rolling slopes, the unspoiled nature, and the beautiful sunshine. Explore the beauty of the Alps with the unmatched thrill of ski resorts. Livigno offers the opportunity to ski like no other place with its longer snow duration, starting from November to the end of May.
It comprises of 115 slopes of various heights ranging from 1,700 to 2,900 meters in altitude, with a combination of 13 black, 36 red, and 28 blue pistes. The skiing process is made easy with the help of proper lift mechanism, comprising of six cableways, 14 chair lifts and 12 ski lifts based on two mountain slopes.
The natural beauty, along with a number of winter activities makes it a must-go winter location for ski-enthusiasts. Ski ranges offer different difficulty levels to challenge everyone. If you’re a beginner, you can experience off-piste skiing with the help of freeride experts, or race through cross-country ski track covering up to 30km.
Over 200 Ski experts, trained by Italian Ski School are always ready to help you out at the resort. Familiarize yourself with multiple disciplines, from alpine skiing to Nordic skiing. For snowboarders, there is snowboarding opportunity in the largest snow park of Italy. You can explore Livigno from the top with the help of a paraglider or through a helicopter.
Piste and Lift Stats for Livigno
12 Black Pistes (21km)
37 Red Pistes (65km)
28 Blue Pistes (30km)
109km Downhill Pistes
41km Cross Country Pistes
32 Ski Lifts
Highest Vertical and Resort Altitude
1250m Max Vertical
3000m Highest Lift
1830m Resort Altitude
1810m Lowest Piste
An excellent option for learners who want to have fun. Nearly half of Livigno’s lifts are surface drags, going parallel to one another next to the village over the sunny fields, which nevertheless remains snow covered thanks to Livigno’s altitude. Much of the territory on the upper side is of intermediate standard, however; the varied smooth, sunny hills here can easily be handled by beginners after few initial attempts. There are total six ski areas near the extensive village, and most of them are connected through lifts.
The ski area is separated in two by the village. On one-half, the hardest skiing is log on by the ‘Mottolino gondola’ and goes up to 2800 meters at ‘Monte Della Neve’ from where the resort’s two black pistes go back towards the tree line. The greater skiing area is welcomed by the two-stage ‘Carosello 3000 ski Centre’ from the southern end to the center of the village. The Centre is home to extensive plane trails, well above the tree line and is classified as red pistes – a treat for intermediates.
More experienced skiers may like to take challenge the Alta Valtellina area passage, which includes a day’s skiing in the Swiss Engadin region. This famed region hosts about a dozen famous resorts, such as St Moritz, Pontresina, Samedan, Silvaplana, and Zuoz. Along with complete access to Livigno’s neighbors – World Championships Centre Bormio, Santa Caterina, and San Colombano. Some serious trekking may be required to cover all the area in a single go.
Here in Livigno, the area of Trepalle, underneath Monte Della Neve, is predominantly attractive to off-piste skiers and snowboarders. It is also considered as Europe’s highest occupied parish between 1850 and 2500 meters and is a place of true peace and magnificent beauty that you can cherish throughout the year. Cross-country skiers have 42km of trail around the sunlit vale where a famous international race, known as, “the Sgambeda” takes place before every Christmas.
Livigno’s low-slung prices and festive atmosphere naturally entice the snowboarding crowd. Nearly all of the higher terrains are covered by chair lifts a treat for snowboarders who want to enjoy high terrain. Only some of Livigno’s terrains are off-limits to snowboarders, around 44miles of surfing area is reachable and suitable to all standards. The resort also hosts two snowboarder cross-courses.
Après-ski activities are an integral part of any ski break, and Livigno is a big and lively resort with lots on offer. Whether your liking is for nightclubbing or night skiing, you’re certain to catch something to help make your vacation unforgettable in Livigno.
The great range of Livigno’s nightlife appeals to young crowds who come for the party, so throughout high season, expect a wild time in several bars and clubs. The Italians themselves, are a relaxed, welcoming people, which helps to build the prodigious atmosphere of the town, there’s no showy attitude in Livigno, and snowboarders and skiers are greeted with equal fervour.
Livigno’s hotels and restaurants are famously traditional and modest. You may have to wait to get into the famous Bait dal Ghet restaurant – highly recommend for families. For fine choice, make sure to add Hotel Bivio in Cantina on the list.
One of our favorites is the Berghütte, situated near a peaceful spot close to the foot of Costaccia. Here, you expect the food to be simple, yet delicious; the service is top-notch and warm.
If you go up the hill at Costaccia, the topside restaurants are home to the best pasta in the world. For Tyrolean-style atmosphere, visit Tea da Borc among the trees near lower down. On Mottolino Fun Mountain, the famous eating point at the peak of the gondola has a self-serving area that hosts a peaceful environment. From there, if you go lower, there are a number of rustic restaurants at Passo d’Eira and Trepalle – home to savory, delicious home-style meals.
If you are going down from the slopes, be sure to try après ski bar ‘Kosmo’ to give your leg a much-needed rest and to enjoy a beautiful drink. The setting is calmer than some people’s expectations – and the amazing places are scattered around, but we haven’t witnessed them missing life, instead, each place has its own charm. Around teatime, visit Tea dal Vidal near the bottom of Mottolino – for a lovely snack time. Visit Stalet bar at the base of the Carosello and or at the Umbrella Bar. Nightlife starts pumping after 10 pm. Visit Club Bivio or Helvetia to enjoy a cellar bar with live music. Daphne’s and Miky’s are also a lively place. However, Cielo is the main disco hub.
The smooth, latest thermal spa/wellness center at Aquagranda has a perfect gym and indoor pool. Other amenities, such as steam bath, massage parlors, and treatment rooms are also open now. Make sure to try sledding and open-air skating. Walks are also inspiring if you’ve your snowshoes on. Enjoy duty-free shopping and trips to Bormio and St Moritz.
At 20:30 on Tuesdays near the school field, ski instructors perform in a parallel slalom, demonstrating awe-inspiring downhill skiing moves along with other fun activities.
All amplified with some quality wine and good company.