livigno in winter
In the skiing resort ratings, there is no doubt that Livigno ranks as a super-star. It is so popular because as a skiing resort, it has it all – good snow throughout the skiing season, good skiing, excellent other snow related activities, nightlife, duty free shopping – all within this small Alpine village which spans 25 km between two borders.
Located in its high valley in Italy, bordering Switzerland, Livigno village is 1816m high, while the surrounding slopes tower to 3000m, the Carosello mountain on one side and the Mottolino mountain on the other. At this altitude, it is no wonder that Livigno skiers can always rely on good snow conditions. The Livigno pistes are usually open in the first week of December, and remain open till two weeks after Easter, having the longest skiing season in Italy.
Skiing for beginners is carried out on the lower slopes, while the more experienced skiers can take to the higher slopes, and ski from one side of the mountain to the other.
Livigno’s slopes are nice and wide, with a good mix of blue, red and black slopes. There are over 120km of slopes spread out on the Carosello and Mottolino mountains. The pistes are well groomed and subject to constant attention in addition to a network of quick and modern cable cars and lifts.
The upper slopes are easily accessible by persons who have skied before, from the Tagliede cable car and the chairlifts near by, all extremely close to the Miramonti hotel and other hotels and apartments provided by YTC. For beginners, skiing is concentrated at YTC’s facilities at the flattest pistes in Livigno.
If you’ve been to Livigno a number of times, and wish to explore the surrounding skiing resorts while still enjoying the numerous benefits of being located in Livigno, YTC will be organizing a skiing safari for experienced skiers. Provided the number of interested persons in the Ski Safari exceeds 5 persons in any group, YTC will be organizing three one-day skiing trips to Bormio, St Moritz and Samnaun. The skiers will not be accompanied by a YTC representative, hence the requirement that they are experienced skiers perfectly capable of skiing unaccompanied. The additional cost for the ski safari would be the cost of transport payable to YTC, less Livigno ski pass for 3 days, plus the cost of ski passes in the three resorts, which are payable directly by the skiers at the respective resort. Please ask for a quote.