Livigno

Ski resorts in Italy
This small Italian town near the Swiss border has a name that originates from an old German word for avalanche. It might sound sinister, but remember that avalanches tend to stick to the slopes that skiers find most enjoyable. In stable conditions Livigno can offer world-class skiing!

The origin of the name may also provide a clue as to why skiing outside the slopes was banned until the 2012/2013 season. However, nowadays nothing stops you from moving outside the prepared slopes and they even offer heliskiing. For those who do not like to go off track, the often talked about wide, long and empty Italian slopes are also there to provide the best opportunities for achieving the perfect carved turn. The slopes are, however, mainly aimed at those who prefer slopes that aren't too steep, even though some of them are.

Snow forecast

  • Tuesday

    3.2 cm snow
    Lätt snöfall / sol
    -9°
    1 m/s
  • Wednesday

    0 cm
    Fair
    -12°
    2 m/s
  • Thursday

    1.3 cm snow
    Fair
    -9°
    3 m/s
What do you think about Livigno?
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Zdeněk H.
Zdeněk H. (Guest)
09/05/2012
Hey guys, so i stayed in Livigno with 3 more people for 6 days, it was at the beginnig of march 2010.
The weather is always nice at this time of year so we had a decent week. Slopes are awesome, they propably are not the widest i have ever seen but because of the open terrain they simply seem like the widest highways in whole Alps.
When you hear anyone talkin about Livigno, they always talk about tax-free zone, nice terrain and slopes, awesome freestyle park and slopes on mottolino and carosello side and should be it, but its not cause you have got some really nice people there and simply awesome and endless posibilities of freeride but since last year its illegal to be off piste without guide so if you want to give it a shot you have to pay for a guide of simply try your luck and not be caught.
So at the end i would say that Livigno is totally worth for getting your asses there but i would also recommed you to do it as soon as you can because every single year Livigno seems like more and more crowded and expensive (but still much better that most ski area in Alps)

So classic review:
Pros - basically the widest slopes i have ever seen, good snow conditions, great nightlife, tax-free zone, its just one village with limited beds options so slopes are not crowdy

Cons - getting there is harsh, especially during weekends so if you can avoid weekends do it!, its tax-free but i have been there several times and prices are getting up every year, freeride has been put under control - its illegal now - since dec 2010, the only was you can go off-piste its with a guide

grade 8,5/10

rudy
rudy (Guest)
30/08/2007
livigno 23-12-2006/3-1-2007
what 'bout livigno?livigno is a great for really every kind of holiday! we stayed in a flat, 7 people, and we had a great time. life is really cheap there, since livigno is a tax-free area, so you can shop anything you need.. and watch for good deals - blades, ski, snwoboard, but also cigarettes, food and SPIRITS!!!! by the way..check-out "homelywood", the most incredible place ever..and the highest barmen ever!!!!!!!
skiing? just a bad year for all italian ski-resort, with very few snow...and, of course, it was snowing the day we left. but they have good planned-snow programs-SURVIVAL SKIING. but I think livigno can be a real cool site for freeriding served with ski lifts, with some natural snow.
p.s.
I would like to thank worldwide governments, politicians, managers, and everyone on this planet whom, for his own profit, has contributed to devastate this planet and, via climate-changes,over all the damages in several ecosystems, has also reduced snowing on italian alps! thank you fuckin' much

Dorningh Michael
Dorningh Michael (Guest)
13/05/2007
Fantastic ski resort!!!! The pists are always really well prepared and also if the place was busy it didn't look like in the pist.
Lots of space for everybody!
I satyed in Hotel Le Alpi, www.alpi-hotels.com , really welcome Hotel and family, the food is great and the cleaning is superb!!!
Mauro, (the owner) next year we are coming back, be ready!!!!!

dcj
04/12/2017 (Modified: 08/12/2017)
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Very nice alpby! Been here twice now the last few years and what I have to compare with is Canazei, Val Thorens and asked Gastein. In short, Val Thorens is a place I like to go with with friends, but Livingo is great to go with with the family. It is a very old and cozy alpine where the food is great at a cheap price. Skiing is good but not as challenging as skiing in France or Austria. Afterskiin is okay, you can sit in the sun with good drinks but you do not stand and jump on the tables. But summer sumarum, a nice destination!


Westie
21/10/2014
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Note, summer is for cycling and based on three visits over three different years.

Really good system with playful toy (Mottolino fun mountain side), which is crazy on an All Mountain bike, and has a mix of technical single track, DH tracks and jump / berm track. The bikepark is one of the better in the alps where many parks are otherwise very worn and most contain open, brake-bumpy tracks. One can easily reach large amounts of epic alp single track and longer trips from the lifts. Cheap city, tax free zone. 1 liter Jim Beam, 6 euros .. :)

However, hard to find good food, although it is Italy (!), Check out Tripadvisor then most seem to be seasonal workers without feeling to cook.

If you only take the beech park, it gets 4/5, but we weigh the fat AM / Enduro scratches around it will be a five!

Tricke
15/04/2013
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Spent a week in Livigno 2013 (v9 / 10).

Had amazing weather, -10 C at night and +10 C on em. The sun is shining all week and not a breath of breath so you can not complain.

The city of Livigno is a tax-free zone where everything is based on shopping and it's very cheap. A bottle of Whiskey of famous brand costs EUR 6 and one liter of diesel EUR 1. Much luxury stores, but watch out, everything is not cheap just because it is claimed! When we had dinner, we never tried the taverns in the village.

The skiing is good. You can go bus between the two systems but that was no problem. Modern lifts and little queues. The backs well prepared. Unfortunately, it was not an offpiste situation when it had not been snowing for a long time. Skiing up to 3000 meters ensures snow safety. The slopes are Italian wide, but quite uniform. Same slope and width all the way down, a bit like Lindvallen fixed 4 times longer. Can not compare with Cervinia or Val d'Isere. Perhaps more opportunities are opened if you can go offpiste.

One major drawback is the almost total lack of cozy restaurants on the slopes. Most large restaurant complex with brick. Just found a nice lunch restaurant throughout the week. The only queues were at lunches. A pizza cost EUR 5.50.

Perfect place for those who want to live cheaply, like Italian food and beautiful views, have good skiing for average riders and enjoy shopping.

Pirke
12/11/2010
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Was in livigno mid February 2010. Quite okay with snow and the ride was good, but no offpiste ride. One should never wait more than 1 min in the lifts that were also in good condition, but Livigno's best is that it is cheap and very good food and night life is quite okay with a few places that keep going. The weather was usually very nice except 1 day so you did not see more than 2-3m in front of our 7th. I can recommend this place to beginners and middle skiers and more for snowboarders as there are very wide slopes.

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:) (Guest)
10/02/2009
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Have been to Livigno 2 years in a row, -07 and 08. You can only enjoy it! Sick cozy city, little Austria all over the place. Perhaps not the most varied or advanced ride, but fits perfectly for the average rider who likes to slide down for red well-paved rides =), huge amounts!

When I stayed there, we had a lot of luck with the weather, it does very much, but there were so bad this year, and then we were there Easter Sunday.

Livigno is so much more than skiing, shopping, party - après ski, good food, cheap liquor! Absolutely perfect!

Minus is that the village is very long and you get stuck in the part of the village you live in. And if you want to live centrally, it's a bit to the lifts, car is a big plus, but there are buses!

Definitely worth a visit! you will not regret it! Get back there!

Bonnplogen
21/08/2008
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Was in place March -08

Sun, cold, snow not snow, flat, creepy, wonderful company thanks Teamglobal;)

It has become expensive here in Livigno, food in the evening exception ...... is not one who fills my bag with sponk on my way home just.

Why do all mountain resturants have two cashiers? Order in one pay in another, is that why Italy is a banana republic?

Or is it just for regretting organized northerners ???? ;)

f-lundin
01/04/2008
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+ Awesome pistachio in the morning. There are signs that the slopes open at 9.00, but you are at the big lift on the west side 8.15, so get up first and you can go down until 9 o'clock.
+ Great weather when I was there, so that can vary in itself.
+ Great food.
+ Can imagine that many poorer riders like the place that the slopes were often wide and right lane.
+ Great park on the east side, there is also a smaller west side that is okay.
Can not say I used these a lot but you could see ...

"Not because I was there to go off-piste (went with the family), there seemed to be no direct opportunities for that either.
-All Russians and Danes who are completely lost.
The blacks are getting boring easily.

As said most positively but to go here for more than a week, no thanks.

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