Livigno Snow holidays

Livigno Snow Holidays: Italian Alps

Leading source of quality ski holidays since 2005

A firm favourite with an international client base due to its snow-sure reputation and tax-free status Livigno is located high in the Italian Alps (1800 - 3000m) on the boarder of Switzerland and offers over 110km of skiing, 40km of cross-country sking/walking tracks, Europe's largest snowparks, one of Europe's largest wellness facilities and 15km of bars, restaurants, live music venues and tax-free shopping.

Livigno (1800 - 3000m) enjoys an excellent snow record and clear blue sunny skies every day (apart from when it’s snowing!). Boasting 115km of marked piste over 63 runs (15 chair-lifts, 14 drags and 3 gondalas) Livigno can be appreciated by all ability levels and in addition is very child-friendly. Boasting one of the largest snowparks in Europe, an extensive free-ride section, plus 30km of cross-country/walking tracks there’s plenty to keep the adventurous occupied.

Despite its popularity, Livigno has retained its rustic charm, culture and is still very much a traditional mountain resort. The village is nestled between two mountains which play host to three prominent ski/board areas; Mottolino, Costaccia and Carosello 3000. Your ski pass will include all these areas including the snowparks based at Mottolino and Carosello 3000.

Mottolino: Mottolino ski area can be easily reached from the centre of town by the complimentary bus service which takes about 3 minutes or alternatively you can walk across the cross-country ski field which takes about 5 minutes. From San Rocco there are also buses available which take about 7 minutes.

Costaccia and Carosello 3000: Costaccia and Carosello 3000 are located on the same mountain. The Costaccia chair lifts are located at the foot of the mountain in the centre of town while the Carosello 3000 gondola is located at the foot of the mountain in San Rocco. You can travel between the two areas by bus, or alternatively ski or board to either one using the slopes.

The pistes

  • Good for advanced. For advanced skiers and boarders, the Mottolino snowpark is one of the biggest in Europe and has boxes, rails, different sized jumps, boarder-cross, a car and a huge half-pipe. There are also a variety of natural jumps and half-pipes on the slopes, a challenging mogul field and a selection of black runs. Advanced skiers can also take advantaged of other near-by resorts including St.Moriz, Bormio, Santa Caterina, Davos etc.
  • Excellent for intermediates. There is an abundance of long, wide slopes on all ski /board areas which are great for both boosting confidence and improving performance. Extensive amount of red runs.
  • Excellent for beginners. There are baby lifts at the bottom of every main ski area on a gentle gradient which prove re-assuring for both adult/children beginners and nervous skiers/boarders. Button lifts (which can be departed from at any point on the mountain) can also be found along the valley. Extensive amount of blue runs.
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Off the slopes

Livigno has something for everyone. For families the slopes, ski schools, restaurants and bars are all very child-friendly and the centre of town is a pedestrian area ensuring safety away from any main roads. For those seeking nightlife there is a good selection of apres-ski, live music bars, pubs and cafes which are open to the early hours all of which enjoy an international client base and a full-on evening!

Livigno enjoys an unusual duty-free status which entitles you to large discounts on electronic goods, clothing, ski and board equipment, perfume and jewellery, alcohol and cigarettes. Livigno is a shopaholics haven as the village is absolutely packed full of brand name shops and traditional boutiques. Shops generally open from 10am - 12pm (when they close for lunch) and again from 3pm - 7.30pm.

Bars open at about 8am for coffee and brioche, which is the typical local breakfast. Alcohol is served at any time. Restaurants generally open at 12pm for lunch and again at 7pm for dinner. The food in Livigno is outstanding and of an exceptionally high standard reflecting Italy's passion for cooking and service. We would be delighted to recommend a different restaurant for every night of the week all of which are exceptionally well-priced due to the resort's tax-free status.

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Lively apres-ski starts as the lifts shut for the evening. At the foot of every mountain area are several specific bars, all of which play loud après-ski music with plenty of dancing (usually on the tables!) so you can't miss them. Live music bars then take over from the apres-ski after supper, the best in the resort are located in the town centre and include Bivio’s, Miky’s Pub and Pub 1816 (which is also the highest brewery in Europe!) For the last man standing there are also two disco bars that have late night licenses. If you would like to enjoy some of the many activities and excursions Livigno has to offer please view our après-ski page.