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March 13, 2013
Michael the Good from United Kingdom
I'd never skied in Livigno before and agree it has been an awful long way to go (at least 5 1/2 hours from Milan along a slow and narrow single highway from Lecce but now there is a tunnel from St Moritz. We stayed in a delightful apartment above a microbrewery producing both English, and German style beers in 5 litre jars. Great atmosphere and good food.
Livigno itself more than made up for the long drive with superb skiing and a fabulous and lively centre. I took my 10 year granddaughter, who not only enjoyed the skiing but also the ice rink and huskie sleigh ride available. We joined up with the local Inghams ski rep who was very entertaining and a great guide. The local people are very friendly but personally I didn't find the goods that cheap despite the duty free status. I would definitely go again, perhaps via St Moritz.
En base a voto(s) Voto
(1) Al menos una parada durante la noche, (2) requiere un día entero, (3) requiere más de la mitad de un día -puede que tenga tiempo para dar algunas vueltas (4) llegada a la hora de almuerzo y esquí toda la tarde, (5) hay un aeropuerto principal a una hora de Livigno .
Transporte público: 3.7
(1) No hay autobuses o taxis hacia Livigno, (3) Los autobuses o trenes disponibles son lentos o poco frecuentes, (5) Es fácil llegar al complejo, tránsito frecuente de autobuses y conecciones de trenes.
(1) Un resort desagradable en una localidad sin mayores atractivos, (3) vista de montaña y resort de nivel regular (5) un escenario espectacular y una hermosa localidad histórica.
(1) No hay lugares donde alojarse en o cerca de Livigno , (3) algunos lugares para hospedarse en el resort, (5) una amplia variedad de alojamientos adecuados para satisfacer todos los presupuestos.
Habitaciones Baratas: 4.7
(1) Presupuesto de alojamiento no disponible (3) Apenas uno o dos albergues, se sugiere reservar por adelantado, (5) varias hostales y pensiones a precios módicos disponibles.
Hoteles de lujo: 4.7
(1) Alojamiento de alto nivel no disponible, (3) Apenas uno o dos hoteles de alto nivel, se sugiere reservar por adelantado, (5) algunos hoteles de lujo en Livigno.
(1) La zona de esquí se encuentra lejos de cualquier alojamiento, (3) un autobús de esquí le lleva de forma gratuita a la zona de esquí en un viaje corto, (5) alojamiento de esquí "Ski-in"/"Ski-out"está disponible.
Cuidado de los niños: 4.7
(1) No hay ninguna guardería en Livigno, (5) el resort tiene excelentes guarderías, incluyendo al menos una a un precio muy razonable.
Nieve segura: 4.9
(1) Ocasionalmente se presenta suficiente nieve para esquiar, (2) a menudo está cerrado debido a la falta de nieve, (3) ocasionalmente sufre de una falta de nieve, (4) rara vez sufre de una falta de nieve, (5) Livigno se presenta nieve segura incluso en las temporadas más pobres.
Cañones de nieve: 4.8
(1) Livigno depende completamente de nieve natural, (3) hay sólo algunos cañones, (5) hay cañones de nieve en todas las pistas.
Aplanadoras de Nieve: 4.9
(1) No hay aplanadoras de nieve en Livigno, (3) ocasionalmente algunas pistas quedan sin aplanar y en mal estado, (5) todas las pistas en Livigno se aplanan diariamente.
(1) No hay ningún lugar para esquiar cuando está ventoso o la visibilidad es mala, y a menudo se cierran los elevadores, (3) hay algunos árboles de escasa visibilidad pero a veces los elevadores cierran, (5) Livigno es principalmente en el bosque donde puede esquiar en días de luz plana y ventosos, rara vez cierre de elevadores.
Opciones cercanas: 3.7
(1) Si las condiciones de nieve son pobres en Livigno, va a ser pobre en todas partes cercanas, (3) existen buenas alternativas a una hora en automóvil, (5) otros lugares en el mismo paquete proporcionan una rica variedad de condiciones de nieve segura para esquí.
Clasificación regional: 5.0
(1) Livigno usualmente tiene pobres condiciones de nieve en comparación con otros centros turísticos en la región, (3) tiene condiciones medias para la región, (5) usualmente tiene las mejores condiciones de nieve en la región.
Eleva al personal: 4.8
(1) El personal en Livigno es descortés e ineficiente, (5) Eleva al personal en Livigno son agradables, alegres y con ganas de ayudar.
Multitudes/colas de espera: 4.6
(1) el resort siempre está concurrido y suelen haber largas colas, (3) ocacionalmente tranquilo durante fines de semana y vacaciones escolares, (5) poco concurrido y colas de espera son muy raras.
Escuelas de esquí: 4.9
(1) Ninguna escuela de esquí disponible, (2) una o dos escuelas de esquí pero sólo en el idioma local, (3) algunas escuelas de esquí pero solicite por adelantado instructores multi-lingües.
Alquiler y Reparaciones: 4.9
(1) No se consigue nada, ni siquiera cera de esquí o PTex. (3) hay algunas tiendas de esquí pero la renta de equipos debe ser reservada con antelación, (5) equipos de esquí de buena calidad a la venta o en alquiler y reparaciones son posibles durante la noche.
Variedad de pistas: 4.8
(1) Las pistas son habituales y sin rasgos distintivos, (3) las pistas son variadas pero no lo suficientemente extensas para una semana, (5) Livigno tiene interesantes y diversas pistas incluyendo bosques y altos terrenos alpinos.
(1) Principiantes pueden sólo ver otros en esquís o snowboard, (3) algunas suaves laderas pero principiantes pueden aburrirse en menos de una semana, (3) extensas áreas de terreno suave.
(1) Ningún terreno intermedio en Livigno, (3) esquiadores intermedios se aburrirán al cabo de unos días, (5) vastas zonas de cruce de pistas.
(1) Nada para esquiadores y snowbordistas avanzados, (3) suficiente terreno empinado por algunos días y con algunos muy buenos para el esquí fuera de pista, (5) Suficiente áreas de terreno empinado y áreas fuera de pista para entretener a esquiadores avanzados al menos por una semana.
Parque de Nieve: 5.0
(1) Ni siquiera un trampolín en Livigno, (3) Parque de tamaño medio y bien cuidado, (5) enorme parque diseñado por expertos, con senderos para saltos y carreras de boardercross.
Fuera de pista: 4.3
(1) Ningún "fuera de pista"que valga destacar, (2) "fuera de pista" fuera de los límites, (3) alguna variedad de "fuera de pista" que permanece fresco durante uno o dos días, (5) una amplia gama de rutas "fuera de pista" que pueden permanecer sin marcas de tránsito por varios días.
(1) No hay ningún lugar para esquí de fondo alrededor de Livigno, (3) hay algunos senderos para esquí de fondo disponibles, (5) la zona cuenta con muchos senderos espectaculares y bien mantenidos para esquí de fondo.
(1) No designado "luge" o carreras de trineo, (3) hay carreras de trineo en tobogan abiertas a menudo, (5) Livigno cuenta con instalaciones largas y bien mantenidas para "luge" y carreras de trineo en tobogan accesible a todas las edades.
Gastronomía de montaña: 4.5
(1) Ningún lugar para comprar alimentos en las pistas, (3) algunos lugares para comer arriba en la montaña pero a menudo muy caros y concurridos, (5) existe una gran variedad de excelentes restaurantes de montaña justo al lado de las laderas para satisfacer todos los presupuestos.
Dónde Comer: 5.0
(1) Lleva tu propia comida, no hay ni siquiera una tienda. (5) Una gran variedad de lugares para comer y beber en el resort, desde comida rápida a restaurantes de lujo.
Después del esquí: 4.8
(1) Nada para hacer, ni siquiera un bar (3) hay algunos bares en el resort pero nada especial, (5) clubes y bares permanecen abiertos hasta muy tarde y tienen un ambiente agradable.
Otros deportes: 4.8
(1) Ningún otro servicio deportivo aparte de los elevadores, (3) el resort tiene sólo una pequeña piscina pública, (5) cuenta con todo tipo de instalaciones deportivas, incluyendo una piscina de tamaño completo.
(1) Además de la nieve y caminar no hay nada más que hacer aquí, (3) el no-esquiador encontrará cosas para hacer por pocos días pero puede que se aburra después de una semana, (5) la zona turística es un lugar fascinante para visitar, más allá de los deportes de invierno.
Paseos de invierno: 4.6
(1) Caminatas con accesos muy limitados y ningún sendero con raquetas (3) un par de senderos escénicos para caminatas con o sin raquetas (5) diversos y extensos senderos para caminatas de invierno en todos los niveles.
Valor del Pase de Esquí: 4.8
(1) Un pase de esquí de 1 semana está sobrevalorado en comparación con el número de elevadores disponibles, (3) el pase de esquí tiene un valor relativamente aceptable y abarca un número razonable de elevadores, (5) el valor de los pases de esquí es excelente en relación calidad-precio y cubren un gran número de elevadores que abarcan un área extensa.
Valor (Nacional): 4.8
(1) En general, Livigno es uno de los centros de esquí más caros en el país pero en sí no lo vale, (3) de promedio medio por el dinero que representa , (5) en general ofrece lo mejor en temas de resorts en el país.
Valor (Global): 4.8
(1) En general, Livigno es uno de los centros de esquí más caros del mundo, (3) en general ofrece relación media en cuanto a calidad-precio comparado con centros de otros países, (5) internacionalmente el resort ofrece una excelente relación calidad-precio.
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January 24, 2013
Gordon Bloch from Israel
We have heard about this resort and have wanted to visit for so many years that we decided 2013 would be the year. To reach the resort is longer than any other resort we have ever visited and we have been skiing in Italy, Switzerland and France for the past almost 40 years.
That said we found Livigno absolutely delightful. Plenty of shops, in a pedestrian zone area, and the bars and restaurants, each one more delightful than the next. We prefer self catering so took an apartment next to the Mottolini Cable Car. Could not have been more convenient!
For us the slopes were amazing, never ever have we skied on such wide slopes at any other resort, well groomed and a pleasure to use. Since we were off-season there was no waiting for lifts etc.
What is interesting is that one can ski on both sides of the valley, so we did one day either side, with a free shuttle bus service running all day so no problem to get around.
The town itself is about 5km long and makes for interesting window-shopping since the town is duty free and many shops specialise in perfums, booze and smokes, with the supermarkets selling a large variety of chocolates.
Restaurants are plentiful with any variety of cuisine on offer.
What we did find interesting is that the bars offer a free buffet with one's drink. No extra charge and the drinks are reasonably priced, a must for the visitor.
With the skier and family in mind, plenty of runs at all levels, and many play areas for children of all ages.
The strangest fact about Livigno is the snow. We found it harder than we have been used to. Don't know if it's the low freezing temperatures, but often we felt we were skiing on pebbles!
All in all, a very enjoyable 2 weeks was had.
December 25, 2012
Martin Brøchner-Nielsen from Denmark
Going to Livigno for the 9th time this January. Have stayed in different places, hotels and appartements, but have never been dissapointet. The food and bars in the ski area have good food and drinks and nice atmosphere. And the preperation of the pistes is beyond what I have ever seen at other places. So, Livigno, I'll be back, again and again.
November 25, 2012
Patricia Shields from United Kingdom
We have been skiing in Livigno as a group for 15 years; we have stayed at the Hotel Le Alpi. Mauro and his family have always ensured that we have a great week. The hotel is very clean and food is great. Family are always willing to spend time and chat in the evening. The hotel is a short walk away from the pedestrian shopping area. it is close to Doss 18 (lift) which means you can ski back to the hotel. Bus service is good and free. Mauro's brother runs a ski shop and they will always give you good service. The transfer from Milan is long but as you get the early flight it is a chance for a sleep and you arrive refreshed and ready to go. As the village is so high you can almost guarantee snow, they have also invested in a lot of snow cannons and snow parks.
We have skied several resorts in Italy, this one is value for money. A wide range of pistes, good hotels, good ski schools, guaranteed snow, all round good value for money.
November 12, 2012
Ryan Mitchell from United Kingdom
Livigno is situated in a beautiful tree lined valley, with no ugly high rise architecture. The food is excellent, the snow is usually excellent, given its high altitude location right in the centre of the Alps, and lift pass/lessons/equipment hire prices are lower than almost anywhere else, due to the tax free status of the resort. Do not let the low prices put you off, however. The lift system is fast and efficient with helpful lift staff and good piste grooming, and they have recently added several new lifts and opened up some scenic tree skiing near the lake. They have two excellent snowparks, both with airbags to practice tricks on, and they have extensive freeride areas of graded difficulty. I've been skiing in resorts all across the Alps and Pyrenees, but Livigno is my favourite by far, independent of its low prices.
May 16, 2012
Keith Binks from United Kingdom
Returned yet again at Easter 2012 for 9 days, against doctors advice after cruciate ligament replacement in August, but survived just about intact. It's still a great place, so good in fact we're going to drag the caravan there this summer to do a little biking and sample the best national park in Europe.
April 12, 2012
Hilton Davidson from South Africa
I travelled with my wife and two children aged 22 and 19 to Livigno for the first time in March 2012. While I have always selected high altitude resorts in the French Alps for the past 6 ski trips from South Africa together with ski-in-ski-out accommodation, I admittedly was a little apprehensive about our first trip to Livigno due to the spread-out nature of the resort.
Firstly, the agent, Alessia, who assisted me in not only our booking of accommodation at Chalet Picchio but also a total package deal including ski hire, ski lessons and ski pass was brilliant. Secondly, any dealings that we had with the citizens of Livigno was always met with friendliness and assistance. Thirdly, Livigno was extremely family orientated for all ages of children and made the stay brilliant for all members of my family. Lastly, the ski school instructors were definitely more professional than those that we have had in the French resorts.
While we have visited Belle Plagne and Tignes Le Lac on numerous occasions and thoroughly enjoyed each visit, the overall impression left by our visit to Livigno has already lead to our next trip being organised for January 2013. This time hopefully for 10 or more days versus our 7 days in March this year.
While getting to the resort takes more effort than most in the Alps, it is worth the effort.
February 24, 2012
Andy Marshall-Brown from United Kingdom
In resort as I write this having not visited for three seasons. This is our ninth time in Livigno. We stay at a lovely family run hotel called Hotel Valeria right in the centre of the village and I cannot recommend it enough. It's spotlessly clean, great food and very friendly hostess.
We can ski in and out from the rear of the hotel with access right from the door.
Three new lifts have been built since our last visit along with new runs being opened the skiing is excellent with very well maintained slopes.
We have always found the locals to be very helpful and friendly and the resort offers a good variety of eating and drinking establishments along with lots of shops.
Prices have increased dramatically over the last few years since the introduction of the Euro. Livigno is no longer a cheap resort despite its tax free reputation. That said it's no more expensive than other parts of Europe we visit.
All in all, I believe that Livigno is a fantastic resort with great skiing for beginner and intermediate skiers and we will continue to return year in year out to the Hotel Valeria.
January 18, 2012
Clive from South Africa
I visited at the beginning of January 2012, having been there 3 times previously. It has deteriorated enormously, and I can certainly no longer recommend it. The ski slopes are very poorly groomed. The bus service, the main form of transport in the resort, is hopelessly inadequate. The locals have very poor attitudes. Prices have rocketed. It has, in my opinion, become a money making racket and I suggest anyone wanting to go skiing looks elsewhere.
January 16, 2011
Greg from Cyprus
We went first time to Livigno in the second week of Dec. Private transport from Milan Malpensa took around 41/2 hours. The road after Bormio was full of snow so do not go without snow tyres. When we arrived it was snowing and everything was white. We stayed at hotel Mota in the center of the village. The location of the hotel was ideal for both shopping and skiing as the gondola was just opposite to it. The hotel itself is great and modern, good food, perfect indoor swimming pool and facilities. As other reviewers mentioned about shopping ripoffs, I did not check anything on electronics. However, clothing, food and drinks were a great deal. For example, a Salomon 10k/30k jacket had a price of 450 Euro in Livigno and the same jacket in Greece had 600 Euro (do not know prices for other countries). Also, when you go there check the prices on diesel and petrol, and wish you can avoid paying taxes in your home town.
Skiing was amazing, most days being sunny but freezing, one day reached -23c in the morning in the village. Due to low temps the snow was hard but, thanks to snow cannons (which are everywhere), we had fresh snow every morning. Best day was Saturday. Whilst being change over day for Livigno, I was completly alone in the whole ski area up to around 11 in the morning when some Italians showed up. Anyway, other people are no trouble in Livigno as all chairlifts are fast and efficient. The longest I waited in a queue all week was 4 min to catch a chairlift. The gondolas before 9.30 had no skiers waiting. Do not know for later in the morning.
If I have to say something negative (just to say it so they will have something to improve) it would be that I think they should renew Carosello 3000 gondola as it looks very old compared to the rest. Also, while we were there they were renewing two old lifts, this I guess can be done in autumn and not to wait for athe winter season to start. A final thing is that they are charging a price on the tube rides (next to Campo Scuola chair lift 23), come on guys...put it there for free, people will pay for the skipass anyway.
All in all, we had an amazing skiing holiday and will go back. Ciao!
March 29, 2010
simon stafrace from Malta
I have been in Livingo last week and what a great place to be.
I just want to give some advice to people: although it is a tax haven everthing is a rip off in Livingo. In fact I wanted to buy a new cam corderd and to my disbelief I found the same Sony came corder that I own for sale. This was more expensive than I bought 3 years ago in my honeymoon. The same happened to me when we where trying to buy a Guess watch as we realized that my wife had one exactly the same on her wrist. To our disbelief they asked us 180 Euros for it and we barely paid 50 Euros for it 3 years ago.
I think that any thing worth it to buy in Livingo is sugar and whisky. In fact, all scotch items in shop are all old stuff.
I must say that the food is great here, especially if you move out of the center as you will taste the real food of Livingo at a fraction of the price.
Our holiday last week was as just being in paradise. But again I do not recomand that one should do shopping unless he is happy to be ripped off.
February 06, 2010
stokie steve from United Kingdom
I have always flown to Bergamo, but I must say the cheap flight ain't so cheap anymore and there isn't the choice of flight times and dates that used to be available. I will be honest, this must be the 1st year in about 15 that we have not gone to Livigno.
I've always used Jacquie from Mountain Tours in the past to book my accommodation in Livigno and I must say she provides a greast service and her husband, Renzo, is a top taxi driver if you ever want a taxi. I went to Alpe D'Huez this year with Ski World Ltd and had a great time. Just found a great offer to Flugen, in Austria, for £92 for the week. Looks like a goer. Just need to convince my Mrs it's a good idea for me to go skiing again.
January 18, 2010
steveleedslad from United Kingdom
Post the same question on Livigno Forum Trip Advisor, I'm sure you will get help. Sorry I can't help always fly to Bergamo.
[note from the editor: I shall leave this message on the site for a short while as it is an answer to another post placed in the Livigno reviews]
January 13, 2010
Conor from United Kingdom
Livigno is, without doubt, the best resort that we have ever visited. The skiing is amazing and the food is great. My family and I go every year from Ireland and enjoy it so much!
December 18, 2009
stokie steve from United Kingdom
Hi we are looking to drive all the way to Livigno for the 1st time ever in January, can any body offer us any advice on route time etc from Calais......
November 05, 2009
Jo from United Kingdom
A group of 8 of us will be driving to Livigno for the 3rd time on the 11th Dec. Although early season, we haven't been let down by the snow yet. When it comes to going, if the snow is not good, we'll just drive to where the snow is. It will mean losing our deposit, but worth the flexibility. We worked out the cost of the total trip last year - £500 per person. This is for totally everything - food, booze, meals/nights out,crossing, tolls, petrol, self catering accomodation. We will continue to visit Livigno until we need something more challenging.
June 17, 2009
Paul from United Kingdom
I have been to Livigno a few times the last trip being in January 2009. It's a perfect place for beginners & intermediates. For experts there is nothing to do there, so don't bother unless you taking your family or friends who want to learn to ski/snowboard.
It's very cheap at Livigno compared to other resorts like in France or Austria, but don't be fooled, this place packs a punch. It has an impressive modern lift system, the terrain park is very good, it even hosts the world rookie fest and some other contests. I also read that pros coming to practice. Livigno is quite snow sure due to it's high altitude, but snow cannons are everywhere and grooming is top notch. In other words there is always plenty of snow.
If you want night clubs go to Ibiza. However, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in Livigno. Don't just walk the main road and think that's all there is as there are nice, cosy bars behind buildings off the main road. The bar/club on Carosello mountain is the one to check. It's party time until 5am with people getting very drunk. Also check Original Galli bar where party time also runs until the early hours.
All in all, there are much better resorts to go to than Livigno but at £220-£250 for 7 days in nice cosy self catering acommodation with flight and all transfers, what more do you want?
March 31, 2009
Simon from United Kingdom
I came back from Livigno three weeks ago. I went with a group of four guys and decided to try out Livigno due to reports of a good ski area and cheap après-ski. My parents would have loved the ski area. Seriously wide and empty slopes and not challenging at all. A red in Livigno is closer to a green in France. A couple of more interesting blacks thrown in but not enough to challenge a descent skier. The snow was superb with fresh powder every day, but by the third day we had tackled all runs, but that said we did ski quite hard. The food in was excellent and well priced and it's true, a bottle of vodka is around £5. The après-ski was limp and too far apart. We went in peak season and most bars we're half full. The après-ski straight off the runs was, again, a bit of a disappointment and no comparison to the well known resorts in France etc. Kokodi was as good as it get's.
For a group of 4 youngish lads who are half descent skiers and looking for a party town, I would consider other destinations. If you are a family on a budget or skiing with couples then give Livigno a go.
January 18, 2009
Izo from Slovenia
I was first time in Livigno in the middle of December 2008. There was a lot of people - this is very annoying on ski slopes.
If you want to go with bus, you have to wait half and hour and more to got it.
One cabin lift from bottom didn't work - and this wasn't nice, because this can help skiers not to concentrate on one (or two) lifts from bottom.
Lift are relatively old. But I have to say that slopes are fantastic and snow is very good (Livigno is at high altitude).
One big minus for Livigno is that there are many dogs in the village. One of them bites my 10-years old son.
The tunnel to Livigno is quite expensive.
Otherwise, people are very kind and I'm sure that we will go to Livigno again.
December 22, 2008
Craig from Italy
Went boarding to Pila, Livigno and Validentro last week. Livigno is obviously a lot larger than the other resorts and has more non-locals. This being said, on Saturday the conditions for boarding and skiing were perfect. With Saturday being the changeover day for Livigno, the runs were extremely quiet, combined with the resorts wide open areas, you can cruise your way down some great reds for intermediates and hardly see a soul. Some of the runs are still closed, but, at 80% open at the moment, there is still plenty of fun to be had. If you're a beginner or intermediate and have never been to Livigno or not considered it, then this is a superb resort with good quality runs and a range of areas to explore. For more advanced riders then maybe a day or two and you'd have nailed the blacks. The board park is good and definitely worth spending a little time in.
In the resort and the cabins on the mountains food is fairly cheap and quality is general very good for the money. Being tax free, drinks are cheap and house wine (usually decent in Italy) is about €8 - 10.
The apres-ski is not as lively as say, Mayrhofen, but still there are a few good bars to hangout in.
The drive is a bit of a pain and access throughout the winter is via Bormio and a couple of routes in from Switzerland. The drive from airports in Milan or Bergamo is about 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours by car (Worth getting a hire car as coach transfers are longer; up to 6 hours I believe on a bad day) but that being said, the journey itself is quite nice through the mountains and some good photo opportunities.
I have heard the ski schools are good and reasonably priced compared to some resorts.
All in all, this is great place to go, the ski area is good for beginners and intermediates, albeit a little limited for advanced riders, unless you're hanging with friends who are learning, which can be a laugh on the slopes. In addition the board park is well worth it. Check out youtube for some videos of the board park.
Definitely recommend a trip here.
December 19, 2008
Keith from Rotherham from United Kingdom
Setting off tomorrow on the drive to Livigno. 5th consecutive Xmas and this time for New Year as well. Drive & self cater accommodation is still cheapest way, though the poor pound will offset the duty free prices. Can't wait - the best way to spend Xmas with family and friends without a doubt. The snow conditions at Livigno look just perfect this year. New winter tyres on and off we go!
November 16, 2008
Stokie Buck from United Kingdom
Its off to Livigno for another great pre-season offer in 4 weeks time. We shall be staying in the Hotel St Michael. We have booked our accommodation through Jacquie from Mountain tours Ltd. I can really recommend her for great advise and a friendly service. We have used her husbands Renzo taxi service from Bergamo airport on a number of occasions, and have found him to be friendly and efficient. If anybody is wondering about the long transfer to Livigno don't worry its well worth it. We have been going to Livigno for at least 12 years along with other resorts but we always love and want to go back to Livigno. Check out the cheap flights with Ryan air and the free lift passes before Christmas and bag yourself a bargain.
P.S the snow is already falling...................
September 17, 2008
WendyWoo from United Kingdom
I went to Livigno in January 2007. It was the first snowboarding trip I'd ever made. I thought the place was amazingly gorgeous, I like the way it's so isolated and self sufficient. Everything is on your doorstep. The drive there was long and a bit scary at times, felt a bit of a chore.
The snow was fab, off-piste was wonderfully fluffy! I got caught in a snow storm for half an hour which was terrifying as they closed the slopes around us, you couldn't see more than an inch in front of you- what an experience!
About to book again!
I stayed at La Locanda, the pub with the Simpsons on the roof (for some reason!)
Very nice, open fire in the bar, you can quite happily sit downstairs in your pyjamas and eat a pizza and drink beer.
My only negative is regarding the price of everything. Most people seem to be raving about low prices but I didn't think so. I paid £85 for a pair of DC's and they were the cheapest I could find, they're £55 here, branded clothing was very expensive, I bought an O'Niell sweater for £35 half price!. Drink seemed to be the same price as here, meals were a bit cheaper but only a bit.
My advice would be don't go to shop, don't take a car - you wont need it, do eat your Weetabix first thing in the morning - you'll need it!
February 07, 2008
Steve Leeds Lad from United Kingdom
Depends on where you're staying for ski hire. I would go on the Livigno forum and put on a bit more detail, I'm sure you'll get the answers to your questions.
February 05, 2008
Steve Leeds lad from United Kingdom
Back also on the 9th Feb, after being in Livigno for the new year and can't wait.
Don't know if people look on the Livigno Forum Trip advisor. Great tips from people who ski Livigno and local Italians who will answer questions and even ring 'round for you.Seems like a lot of people on the Livigno forum are heading out on the 9th Feb.
Steve Leeds Lad AKA Articwarrior
January 30, 2008
hannah from United Kingdom
Lasse, buses are free around the resort. If you are staying in Teola, the Mottolino is the nearest ski area and my personal favourite, but it's easy to get around everywhere with the buses. It is about a ten minute walk to town from Teola.
January 16, 2008
John Head from United Kingdom
Hey guys, first time poster long time reader. I'm off to Livigno with a few mates on the 26th. Been before and as I'm going again it must be good. Food there is delish. Last time I had Italian cuisine one night, steak the next (my favourite is veal). I recommend La Mirage (I think the spelling is correct), it has a pink side and is just on the side of the pedestrian area. For a fun night out where you can get drunk, I recommend Mickys bar as it has a slide!!
January 11, 2008
Paul Simpson from United Kingdom
2 weeks to go until I am back in Livigno for my 6th time. Cant wait to get there and experience a few JD and Cokes after a hard days skiing! Hey, if anyone else is there on the 26th for a week it would be good to hear from you - It's just me, paul ish, peter toopint, and d-race-st'!
December 19, 2007
Keith from Rotherham from United Kingdom
Driving out on Friday 21 Dec for yet another Xmas in Livigno - this time staying for the new year too - 13 days skiing, FANTASTIC! 5 families in our group this time. We'll have to stop publicising it - Steve from Leeds - don't want it to get too busy - hopefully see you before the last night this time. Anyone there over Xmas should take the hop over the mountain to Bormio and watch the men's downhill - it's amazing and another great resort to ski if you buy the full Valtellina pass. Snow's looking good on the web cams!
December 14, 2007
hannah from United Kingdom
Just got back from Livvy again and the snow is great at the moment.....the new gondola is not up and running yet but they are hoping it will be by Christmas....great food as ever everywhere we went and lovely people....off again in March hopefully, if work permits.....have fun, all!!