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Livigno Italy – Delightful Ski Resort… and… Duty-free haven!

By April 4, 2018 One Comment
Group of friends going to ski on the alps

Group of friends going to ski on the alps

It’s all about location, location, location

Found in the Italian Alps close to the Swiss border, the bustling resort of Livigno has much to offer including high-altitude skiing, an excellent snowfall record, lively après ski and extensive duty-free shopping.

Livigno is well known as the snow safe skiing and snowboarding paradise in Europe. In 2012 Livigno was awarded the World Snow Award for best European Ski Resort. Its altitude allows for excellent snow conditions and the ski season stretches from November to April each year with 110 km of wide ski runs to enjoy (12 black, 37 red and 29 blue pistes) for all grades of skiers on both sides of the wide and sunny valley.

Alpine Ski Resort At Night, Winter Scenery, Livigno, Italy

Alpine Ski Resort At Night, Winter Scenery, Livigno, Italy

 

All set against the backdrop of breathtaking mountain scenery, the village of Livigno is approx. 20 km long & has for the majority, succeeded in preserving its Alpine traditions in its landscape, nature, culture and architecture.

Livigno is a rustic Italian ski resort and one not to be missed by the adventurous skier. It has become one of the top ski areas in Italy with over 100km of skiing.  The whole ski area is linked by a regular ski-bus service, free with a lift pass.

Its many attractions, including a pedestrian zone lined with shops, bars and restaurants, are enhanced by the resort’s duty-free status, making it excellent value for money. It offers sincere Italian hospitality in a fully European atmosphere.

stunning view of skiing resort in Alps. Livigno, Italy

Stunning view of skiing resort in the Alps. Livigno, Italy

Skiing in Livigno

Most skiing in Livigno revolves around the town centre which provides direct access to the Costaccia ski area which interlinks with Carosello 3000 and the Mottolino ski areas. The area boasts an excellent mixture of pistes to suit all abilities including off-piste skiing with a guide and Europe’s largest snow-park. Wide pistes make Livigno a good place for novice snowboarders but also presents challenges for the more experienced.

Beginners

Livigno’s extensive ski area boasts long, wide pistes which makes it ideal for beginners. The longest Blue run is 7km with 29 different blue ski slopes to choose from.

Intermediate

At an altitude of 1820m, Livigno enjoys a fantastic snow record, combined with high-speed chairlifts and 115km of skiing makes Livigno an ideal resort for intermediate skiers with a range of 37 red ski slopes available.

Advanced

With so many runs to choose from, the advanced skier will have a lot of fun. Off-piste skiing and tree runs anyone? The 12 black slopes offer the advanced skier the thrill and adventure.

Bum Boarding in Livigno

Bum Boarding in Livigno

There is so much more than snow 

Bum Boarding

If you haven’t got snow in your face already this is a safe way to do so. All you have to do is sit on the bum board, enjoy the ride & scream. Just remember to pull the bum board from underneath you if you want to stop though.

Bum Boarding in Livigno

Bum Boarding in Livigno

 

Tubing

Experience an exhilarating rush as you slide down a prepared tubing run complete with bumps & bends. Each person has ten rides included, its safe for all ages & you have an exclusive conveyer belt lift which transports you to the top.

Devil Carting

Another exciting snow activity suitable for skiers & non-skiers, old & young. Make your way to the start line by button lift, then enjoy an 800m downhill carting track at your own pace. All that you need to do is pull the steering wheel towards your body to slow down.

Huskey dog excursions

Drive your sledge pulled by huskies, guided down the Valdidentro valley of up to 8 sledges.

Ice Driving

Experience driving a Subaru on ice.

Snow Sport on 4 wheeled motor ATV. Vehicle Drifting on Snowy Terrain.

SnowSport on 4 wheeled motor ATV. Vehicle Drifting on Snowy Terrain.

 

Fat Biking

Fat bikes are bikes with big wheels that allows you to ride in total peace on lands and trails covered by snow.  Fat Bikes bring you where a motorbike can’t!  The main features of the larger section and the low tire pressure ensure maximum grip and the opportunity to ride on “soft” surfaces like snow.

Fat Bike Livigno credit: Hotel Spol

Fat Bike Livigno credit: Hotel Spol

 

Ice Skating

Ice skating is a fun sport, and takes place at the main church, Santa Maria. A more leisurely activity that everyone can enjoy after skiing. If you are more of a sideline supporter, savour a cup of hot chocolate in the heated grandstand with a view directly on the track

Ski-Doo Dinner at hidden Refuge

A great evening where everyone can take part, either as a passenger or as the driver (2 people per ski doo).  After a 10 min ride on the frozen lake, we make our way to the hidden refuge for dinner.

Welcome sign for village of Livigno. Wintry view. Ski resort Livigno, Lombardy, Italy

Welcome sign for the village of Livigno. Wintry view. Ski resort Livigno, Lombardy, Italy

References:

Chantal Koen – Head of Incentives Touvest IME

www.pureskiing.co.za

www.livigno.eu/en/

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Author Charlie

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