Visitor reviews for Livigno Ski Resort

Livigno Ratings

Overall: 4.6. Based on 58 votes and 76 reviews. Vote

Snowsure: 4.8

(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Livigno is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

Variety of pistes: 4.8

(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Livigno has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

Off-piste: 4.2

(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

Scenery: 4.8

(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

Access: 3.3

(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Livigno.

Public Transport: 3.9

(1) There are no buses or taxis to Livigno, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

Accommodation: 4.9

(1) No places to stay in/near Livigno, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

Cheap Rooms: 4.6

(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

Luxury Hotels: 4.7

(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Livigno.

Ski in/Ski out: 4.7

(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

Childcare: 4.8

(1) There are no child care facilities at Livigno, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

Snowmaking: 4.7

(1) Livigno relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

Snow Grooming: 4.9

(1) There are no snow groomers at Livigno, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Livigno are groomed daily.

Shelter: 4.3

(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Livigno is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

Nearby options: 3.6

(1) If snow conditions are poor at Livigno, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

Regional rating: 4.9

(1) Livigno usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

Lift Staff: 4.9

(1) The staff at Livigno are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Livigno are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

Crowds/Queues: 4.5

(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

Ski Schools: 5.0

(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

Hire and Repairs: 4.9

(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

Beginners: 4.8

(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

Intermediates: 4.9

(1) No intermediate terrain at Livigno, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

Advanced: 4.5

(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

Snow Park: 4.9

(1) Not even a kicker at Livigno, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

Cross-country: 4.6

(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Livigno, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

Luge/Toboggan: 3.6

(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Livigno has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

Mountain Dining: 4.5

(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

Eating: 4.9

(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

Apres-Ski: 4.7

(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

Other Sports: 4.6

(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

Entertainment: 4.7

(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

Winter Walks: 4.5

(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

Ski Pass Value: 4.7

(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

Value (National): 4.8

(1) Overall, Livigno is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

Value (Global): 4.9

(1) Overall, Livigno is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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February 23, 2006
Mike from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Livigno is not bad, no queues even at half-term. The main gripe was the distance from the airport and the length of the resort. There is a free bus service but the signage is hopeless (well I couldn't understand it), so trying to find a bar/shop can mean a lot of walking and asking, no fun if you are tired from a long journey. Its easier to buy booze than food, but it is cheap!
February 26, 2006
steve leeds lad from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Got back last week. The skiing was better the back end of the week due to new snow. Very fast the first few days. Would and will be going back Xmas 2006. Would like to meet other family skiers who like Livigno. I have two boys 14 & 9 both good skiers. Is there anyone out there who would like to meet up and ski?
March 04, 2006
Keith from Rotherham from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Have skied all over Europe inc Val d'Isere & Verbier and consider Livigno to be the best all round package - great skiing, lovely village atmosphere, such friendly and proud people, food fantastic, top quality facilities and then there's the prices! We have driven there for the last two Xmas - it isn't as far as you might think. Going out there again on April 1st and by the way Steve from Leeds, we will be out there for Xmas 2006, my boys are 10 & 13 but we travel as 3 families each with 2 kids. Might see you there.
March 06, 2006
Steve from Leeds from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hi Keith from Rotherham happy to hear you think the same as me about Livigno. We've already booked for Xmas 06 and will be staying at the Casa Letizia Apartments right next to the Cassana drag lift No30. Hope we do meet up, it will be good for the boyz, maybe we could meet at Xscape Ski Dome in Castleford sometime.
September 26, 2006
Charles Buchanan from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I visited Livigno in Jan 2005. I was still learning how to board so can't give a great review of the terrain but it was a blast. Journey only took about 4 hrs in the rental car but we had to stop for a half hour and get snow chains on in a -20degC blizzard. Never a dull moment. My mates and I are looking for a place to go for xmas/new year 2006 and we are thinking Livigno. We are wanting to hire a cabin as there are about 10 of us. Does anyone out there know of any agencies that handle the renting of cabins in Livigno? Thanks.
October 29, 2006
Rob from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I went to Livigno in Jan 2006. It was my 1st time skiing and really enjoyed it. The only down side is the long transfer from Bergamo. Really nice food and cheap booze. I've booked my next holiday for jJn 2007 and staying in Hotel Zodiac. Just wondering what it is like in the hotel?
November 01, 2006
hannah from bristol from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Love the place....been going for the last 4 years 2 or 3 times a season....all organised by ourselves online so it works out very cheap.....kids adore the place and we have many friends who work over there..have stayed in a few different apartments but are now doing it all from a motorhome, it's great fun and much nicer. We have taken a few friends with us before and they are all hooked on the place.....for a shorter, more picturesque transfer try flying to Friedrichsafen and hiring a car....its a small airport so you are quickly through the gates and on the road. You see the snow much earlier this way and the drive through Switzerland is much nicer.
November 27, 2006
Joanne Hutt from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hi, went to Livigno in January 2006 with a group of friends and had the most amazing time. The food was great as was the nightlife, we recommend the Apres Ski bar at Carasello 3000, Homelywoods, Marcos and Kokodis for those of you wanting a boogy and cheap drinks! For those looking for apartments go to www.livignoweb.com, there you can put in your requirement for apartments and the locals will email you with an offer price for any available apartments, so simple! Our trip last year was so successful that we're all going out again January 2007, this time with twice as many people. The free ski bus is quite simple, there are only three to choose from, red, yellow or blue routes (maps avaiable from above website)it runs from 7.30am until 8pm. As a snowboarder the only thing i will mention in a vaguely negative sense is that on a couple of the blue runs the incline is pretty flat and if you are a bit of a novice (me)and not confident with picking up speed, you tend to come to a halt and end up relying on your skiing pals for a tow! Otherwise it is a superb resort with extremely welcoming people and well worth the money and long transfer! Hope this helps your decision, see you in January!
December 01, 2006
Henry the Navigator from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Livigno is a great resort for beginners and intermediates. Limited for advanced skiers. The food is fantastic and people warm and friendly. I have been going to the resort with friends and family for over ten years, sometimes up to three times per season and never tire of it! Not to much snow to be seen there at the moment, lets all hope some falls before Christmas to get the season off to a good start. Have a good trip if you are planning on going there - I'll be there in January!
December 10, 2006
Keith from Rotherham from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Getting excited as we prepare for our third Xmas in Livigno. Thank god it's snowed! Hope to meet up with other Brits - are you still going Steve from Leeds? See you there! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!