Livigno's ski area has excellent, reliable snowfall and offers plenty of blue, red and black runs, making it a superb all-round ski resort for all winter sports lovers. Livigno is actually made up of 3 villages, which have each retained their traditional, rustic character. The result is a rather spread-out ski resort that lies in the stunning Valtellina valley, not far from the Swiss border. Livigno's ski area is equipped with modern ski lifts, including two new lifts installed recently, meaning very limited queueing, and very well-maintained ski slopes to suit all tastes and levels.
The 115km of skiing in Livigno is divided on both sides of the valley with the Carosello and Costaccia areas to the east and to the west the recently extended ski slopes of the Mottolino ski area, which offers more challenging skiing. Beginners have 30km of slopes to practice on while intermediate skiers can perfect their technique on 65km of red runs! Once experts "get tired" of the 20km of black runs in the Livigno ski area, which include the well-known Giorgio Rocca trail, they can venture off-piste for some extra thrills! Snowboarders are not left out here and have the choice of 3 excellent snow parks including the latest addition, the Snow Park Amerikan. There are also plenty of ski-in, ski-out options here making Livigno a great ski resort for family ski holidays to Italy. For a unique experience, don't miss the chance to try night skiing on Thursday evenings.
|Families & Children|
“We've been to Livigno a few times now and always enjoyed it. The ski area isn't large, but if you don't mind skiing the same slope more than once, you can spend...„
|Blue slopes30 km||Drag lifts11||Start of the season6 April|
|Red slopes65 km||Chair lifts14||End of the season2 May|
|Black slopes20 km||Gondola lifts6||Glacier|
|Off-piste0 km||Train0||Min. altitude1816 m|
|Total115 km||Capacity52000 Pers./Hour||Max. altitude2800 m|
Livigno offers plenty of terrain for freeriding, as well as the possibility to go heli-skiing with qualified guides around Livigno and the Alta Valtellina valley. Freeriding at Livigno is made accessible even to those without much off-piste experience, thanks to regular workshops with freeride experts where skiers can learn about how to keep safe in the backcountry. When freeriding, always remember to check the avalanche report, take the proper equipment and know how to use it in case of an emergency.
The award-winning Snowpark Mottolino in the Mottolino ski area is a regular host for international freeriding events, such as the Burton European Open and the Nine Knights. The snow park has boxes, rails, kickers and halfpipes arranged according to three levels of difficulty. Over at the Carosello 3000, freestylers can discover three themed freestyle areas: the beginner-friendly Beach with its inflatable airbag and chill-out area; the Cave boardercross slope with its banked curves and obstacles; and the naturally inspired Forest, popular on powder days, when freestylers can tackle wooden obstacles while they weave through the trees.
Off-piste & freestyle in Livigno
|Snow parks 2||Tables|
Ski pass prices (low season)
|Low season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Livigno||EUR -||EUR 202.00||7 Years old|
Ski pass prices (high season)
|High season 6-day ski pass||Children||Adults||Free up to|
|Livigno||EUR -||EUR 247.00||7 Years old|
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(Photo: © Ana Pacheco)
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(Photo: © Livigno / Roby Trab)
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The information applies for the ski area of Livigno. During the ski season information is updated daily.
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