Located just over the Swiss border in the Italian Alps, Livigno offers a range of ski and active pursuits and unique experiences, as well as great shopping and style.
Livigno is situated 1,816 metres above sea level and usually gets great snow from November to March although, if necessary, sophisticated snow-making equipment can artificially generate up to 80 per cent of the snow on the slopes.
We've partnered with Livigno Tourist Office to showcase some of the best things to do in the resort this winter season.
Discover a world of powder on the pristine ski slopes of Livigno. There's 115km of well-tended slopes here and the season runs Nov-May. Slopes range in difficulty from blue (29 runs) to red (37 runs) to black (12 runs). There's also cross-country runs and plenty of opportunities for snowboarding.
Aquagranda is a pool centre with four diffferent areas. Slide&Fun is a pool with waterslides and 360-degree fun for the whole family. Wellness&Relax regenerates your body and mind with saunas and steam baths. Fitness&Pool is a sports paradise with its gym and 25-metre pool. And Health&Beauty is the place to care for your body with a range of treatments.
Enjoy the ultimate wild-skiing experience in the snowfields of Livigno. Forget traditional runs, freeriding allows you to ski along winding trails and steep gullies at your own pace. There are rules and safety precautions, of course, but as long as you follow them, you're good to go!
The Livigno fun area features several snow parks that allow you to test out jumps, rails and pipes in a safe environment. There's a bag jump, which guarantees a soft landing, as well as loads of different levels of jumps, flips and jibs for everyone from beginners to pros.
The ultimate way to access the topmost virgin ski slopes and freeriding routes is to arrive by helicopter. Just want to watch? Then organise a panoramic helicopter flight for a unique view of the alps. Helicopter transfers from Livigno and other local airports (eg: Zurich, Samedan, Innsbruck, etc) can also be arranged.
Make sure you pick up your free Livigno Card Winter from your participating hotel or apartment. It gives you access to packages and discounts on an amazing range of local activities, experiences, food and drink. If your accommodation doesn't offer the card, you can purchase one for 30 Euros at Livigno Tourist Office.
Livigno is a charming shopping destination. Traffic free and set out as a pretty, open-air shopping mall, here you'll find everything from high-end brands to quirky one-offs, gifts and souveneirs as well as all sorts of sporting goods. Follow the link for an A-Z of brands and more info about shopping in Livigno.
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Also this season, Livigno has two family weeks where a child up to the age of 12 accompanied by two paying adults gets free accommodation, a ski pass, ski rental and lessons. A second child up to 12 qualifies for a 50 per cent discount. The family weeks are 23-30 January 2016 and 19-26 March 2016.