Livigno, Italy

Known as 'Little Tibet', Livigno is a high-altitude, remote ski resort in Italy's Lombardy region, in a duty-free enclave close to the Swiss border. Generally promoted as an ideal destination for beginners, Livigno is also a good choice for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, particularly for those on a budget and those who enjoy lively après ski.

The majority of the 115km of pistes are mid-range reds, with a couple of short black runs providing a slightly more testing workout for progressing intermediates; the pick of the runs are the long descents from the Carosello sector down to the base area at San Rocco. The resort is also set to host the freestyle and snowboarding events when the Winter Olympics come to Cortina in 2026.

We really enjoyed the fact that as a ski resort it´s pretty realiable when it comes to the amount and quality of snow. Modern lifts and plenty of piste provide perfect getaway for every skier. On top of things, you will definitely enjoy delicious food, bombardino or Aperol spritz which is widely known to everyone who comes to Livigno. You don’t even have to worry how to get back to your accommodation as the place is fully quipped with efficient free local bus network. Even though during our visit we have not been very lucky with the weather, Livigno enjoys the sun around the clocl which add attractivity for visitor coming from Europe and abroad.

How to get there

The Livigno ski resort is remote in winter, deep in the Alta Valtellina of north Lombardy, Italy. Close to the Swiss border, in winter the resort can be reached from the south via Tirano & Bormio Italy over the Passo Foscagno; or from the north via Zernez & Müstair Switzerland through the expensive Tunnel Munt La Schera. The Munt la Schera is a 3½km one-way tunnel with alternating traffic times & often night-time closures. Check the operating times of the tunnel here, before travelling to the area. We have arrived from Bergamo airport where we rented a car and took us approximately 3,5 hours and some snow tyres 😊

Livigno is renowned for having a lively après ski scene, although it's really the later nightlife that's liveliest. More active alternatives include an ice skating rink in the San Rocco quarter, snowmobiling, or driving / skidding around an ice-circuit in cars, go-karts, or on quad bikes. After long day of skiing, you can also head to the Aquagranda which is is one of the largest centres in Europe that brings together fun, sport, relaxation and the good life.

Organised in various different areas, it offers fun for the whole family, and not only. In the new Slide&Fun area, there are three newslides measuring 12m in height and 100 in length which wind in and out of the pool. Relaxation and wellbeing are on offer in the Wellness&Relax area, which has been completely restructured in an alpine style focusing on the typical architecture of the Livigno valley in which stone, wood, glassand fire are predominant features. Sports training can be carried out in the gym and swimming-pool in the Fitness&Pool area, and visitors can make use of the experience of doctors and professionals in the Health&Beauty area.

Those who still have the energy to shop, can take advantage of the duty-free shopping which is available all over Livigno. For more information, do not hesitate to visit its website

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