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Livigno   Resort Information
Season November to April
Nearest Airport Milan or Zurich
Ski Area 115km
Ski Lifts 33
Ski Runs 78
Longest Run 4.5km
Resort Height 5960ft
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4 / 5
Experts 3 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 4.5 / 5
Affordability 4.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 3.5 / 5

Livigno is a well known high altitude ski and snowboard paradise with a long and snowsure winter from the end of November to the end of April. Known as the "Little Tibet" of Italy Livigno is a very popular ski resort with being a duty-free zone,ensuring pretty inexpensive prices compared to any other larger ski resort.Apart from great food,Livigno offers 115 km of fantastic and well prepared slopes (12 black, 37 red and 29 blue) for all grades of skiers on both sides of the wide and sunny valley, 33 modern lifts, 75 km of snowboard pistes, 40 km cross-country trails, fun park and 2 of the best terrain parks in the Alps.The longest run is a good 4.5km and long enough for many.The resort is best for beginners,intermediates and apres ski officianados.Being close to the Swiss border it is also easy enough to arrange a day trip to the chic resort of St Moritz, which is a must see, must ski, must not spend any money town, so you can check out the celebrities visiting!

Livigno offers an atmospheric,elegant pedestrian area with a significant number and variety of excellent and convenient duty-free shops, countless and lively bars, many good and very convenient pizzerias and restaurants.Attracting bargain hunters,Livigno actually now has over 150 bars, more than any other ski resort in the world (Vail is second with 110). Livigno can be very lively after skiing,given such a vast choice of bars and since alcohol is at significantly lower prices than you'll find in other European ski areas,but the bar scene is more spread out in the valley, so there there is no centre like you may have in Breckenridge,Samoens or St Anton.(Getting around though is easy due to a free and efficient bus system or inexpensive taxis).In the long list of popular places, Gulliver Pub, Via Canton 256, has a huge selection of beers and spirits. The Echo Pub, Via Pontiglia 37, serves microbrewery beers and Jpioca, Via Botarel 52, is a good cocktail bar.

There are more than 100 places to eat around Livigno, again mostly small family-run and family-friendly café-diners serving yummy traditional Italian food. Almost all offer a daily, fixed price, set Menu Turistico, so as with having a drink, eating out is also a generally inexpensive activity with pizzas and pasta venues a plenty.

So here you have a ski resort with snow sure slopes,with its pretty much bustling night life, cosmopolitan atmosphere....... and its inexpensive....so Livigno must tick the boxes for many of you, though transfers are normally around 3.5 hours.It may be hard for party goers to get a good nights sleep in before hitting the slopes again in the morning.Just take in that breathtaking scenery before your first run and congratulate yourselves when you check your wallet at the end of the week and your credit card statement!

 

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