Ski Resort Fact File Best for: Après-ski, Families, High altitude skiing, Non-ski activities, Nightlife, Snowsure Range of pistes: 115km Skiing altitude: 1,816m to 3,000m Number of snow cannons: 20 Cross country trails: 40km Resort ski bus available: Free Number of mountain restaurants: 7 Lifts: Draglifts - 13, Chairlifts - 14, Gondolas - 4 Number of runs: Blue - 28, Red - 25, Black - 5 Skiing Holidays in Livigno, Italy
Livigno is another of those happy Italian places with attractive scenery, in the beautiful Valtellina region close to the Swiss border, with a good range of skiing and reasonable prices. Hoorah for Italy! It's high altitude so the snow is reliable and the lift system is state-of-the-art. It's especially good for beginners and intermediates, snowboarders and cross-country aficionados.
There are a number of sectors to choose from - Costaccia, Carosello and the more challenging pistes on the ridge of Mottolino.
Beginners have loads to choose from across the resort and will find some super blue runs to move on to at the top of Costaccio. It's intermediates heaven, with even the blacks being so well-groomed that they're easily skiable. Beneath the Mottolino gondola, there's a superb long run - but there are cruisey pistes everywhere so the choice is yours. For experts, the best challenge lies in off-piste and heli-skiing.
Boarders hold on to your hats because there are five splendid terrain parks here - kickers, super-pipes and humongous airbag jumps for those impressive back flips you always wanted to attempt. An added attraction is the woodpark with its wooden obstacles.
Yes, with a flourish because Livigno is a duty-free resort - keep away from those shops and boutiques if you dare! The restaurants and bars are generally unpretentious and great value for money - try the pizza at Bait dal Ghet, or spend time at Paprika or Scala. Night fun is relatively quiet unless you seek out places like Club Bivio or the disco at Cielo.
The town is pedestrianised so it's pleasant to wander about or take part in some of the activities on offer. It could be tobogganing, skating, horse riding, ice climbing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. There's a cracking thermal spa called Aquagranda and you could always take a trip to St. Moritz if you felt the need for extra glitz and glamour.
Livigno is fun for all the family. Just try it and see, with a GetSkiing winter holiday.
Gary's Little Gems
"Livigno is great value for money with duty-free prices and as it is relatively high, has a long snow-sure season. The Alta Valtellina lift pass covers Bormio (about an hour’s bus ride – free with the lift pass) and Santa Caterina (another 20 minutes). The Livigno pass gets you half-price on one day skiing in St Moritz which is well worth a visit."
From £387 for 7 nights; Sleeps 20
The Bellavista also owns a chalet-style apartment building; it is just across the road from the Residence so is equally well located for the resort centre and the skiing. In fact, you can ski right back to t...
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From £399 for 4 nights
Stay at the hospitable Sporting and be first on the slopes! The Carosello gondola is just behind this popular traditional skier's hotel. Very handy for the bars and restaurants of the San Rocco area, with th...
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From £794 for 7 nights
The recently opened Lac Salin brings to the resort sophisticated surroundings and contemporary interiors. Situated 10 metres from the Doss drag lift and 200 metres from the ski school meeting place, this lux...
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