Despite being a ski resort off the traditionally followed path, Livigno is well-reputed thanks to excellent snow conditions and unbeatable value. Livigno is located in Lombardy region of Italy between Stelvio National Park and Swiss National Park and although the area is somewhat remote in comparison to other Italy ski resorts, it’s still convenient to much of Northern Europe. Zurich and Milan are the most convenient hubs to fly into. Zurich is a three-hour drive and three-hour, 45-minute train ride from Livigno, while Milan is about a three-hour, 45-minute drive and about a ten-hour train ride.
Livigno’s village enjoys a high altitude of 1,816 meters (nearly 6,000 feet) and snow-sure conditions. The slopes rise as high as 2,800 meters (9,500-plus feet), putting Livigno in elevation competition with some of North America’s higher peaks. In fact, the town is considered to be one of Europe’s highest inhabited communities. Because of its peaceful atmosphere and jutting Alpine peaks Livigno is often referred to as Little Tibet. Accommodations and amenities are divided amongst four quaint settlements. Budget-savvy skiers will be thrilled with Livigno’s affordable, duty-free prices. “Little Tibet” is an unbelievable destination for the multi-sport, outdoor enthusiast.
Non-skiing/snowboarding winter activities like snowshoeing, Nordic walking, snow tubing, bobsledding and ice climbing will have the adventurous at heart enthralled. To learn more about the Livigno skiing read below.
Skiers and snowboarders on a Livigno ski vacation are rewarded with 71 miles of terrain. Vacationers in groups or families with varying levels of ability will enjoy skiing together at Livigno. Intermediates and beginners can enjoy about 35 percent of the resort, while more advanced intermediates have their run of 48 percent of the terrain and experts can test themselves on 17 percent of the runs. Jibbers on snowboards and skis alike will appreciate Livigno’s three terrain parks. And although this exceptional Italy ski resort might not be the easiest to get to, its facilities are state-of-the-art. Modern snow-making machines cover about 70 percent of the resort’s slopes and ensure in the off-chance of a poor snow year that the ski conditions will be superb. Modern gondolas (6), chairlifts (13) and surface lists (12) whiz skiers and boarders quickly to their terrain of choice.