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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December 12, 2006
Steve Leeds Lad from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hi Keith, flying from Leeds/Brad on the 23 Dec, yes like you I've been praying for snow, pleased to see it looking a lot whiter. Staying at the Casa Letizia Apts, next to Cassana drag lift no 30. Hope we do meet up, 8 of us going 4 boyz 16,15,10 and 9. Watch out for the Leeds Utd hats, sad but we've got to keep the faith.
December 13, 2006
debbie from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Thank god it's snowed - we are also staying at the Casa Latizia apts for xmas with our boys age 15 & 13 - haven't skied since xmas 04 so can't wait. Apts are good - we stayed there in Feb 04.
December 13, 2006
steve leeds lad from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Will see you out there Debbie, next weeks forcast states snow 18th,19th Dec. We have stayed at Letizia before and agree they are nice and well placed, our kids enjoy sledging just behind Letizia after skiing. What with Keith from Rotherhams boyz yours and mine the lads could have a great time should we all meet up.
February 06, 2007
Dave from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Been to Livigno five times so far & have enjoyed it every time! Never been let down by the snow! I have stayed at the Zodiac a couple of times & all in all it is a good option, right in the centre of the village so everything is on your doorstep! Wasn't able to go this year (2007) but my friends still went & stayed in the Letizia apartments & said they where perfect so we are booking them for 2008! Skiing wise Livigno is excellent for beginners but may not test some advanced skiers! The snow park is really good & is well worth a go! Nightlife is also pretty good with cheap booze a plenty & excellent food also!
February 08, 2007
Ross and the Ski Chee Bye Crew from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Have to agree, Livigno is fantastic and I am about to go for the 4th time on the bounce. Good skiing and great nightlife. Check out Paco the Argentinian singer. Wherever he is playing is the place to be !
February 09, 2007
Gary and the Redditch Mob from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Visited Livigno during mid January 2007, we were greeted by Big Blue skies, splendid scenery, good skiing and friendly locals. Runs to suit most levels especially beginners and intermediates, the more advanced may grumble a little - but - HEY, can't always please everyone. Beginners will enjoy the many blue runs at village level - but a quick word of warning some of these taper off sharply at the ends or alternate to Reds without warning. Just take the time to study the piste maps beforehand. Temperatures were minus 10 at night with the pavements becoming sheet ice (great fun though ). At this time we must mention Steve from Leeds, you are both a source of inspiration and entertainment, we have nicknamed you STEVE from LEEDSVINGO - keep the good work up my friend may see you and your family there one year ! It snowed 2 weeks before we arrived there with conditions just starting to turn icy - but still fun, enjoyed the laid back and relaxed approach and certainly not over-skied pistes as per many French resorts. Yes - those Livigno prices are correct, a litre bottle of Jack Daniels for 7 pounds and a respectable restaurant meal for around the same. Try an Italian authentic pizza, you will feel like suing Tescos. Fantastic and for less than 5 pounds. It may pay to brush up on your Italian a little, I'm sure the locals tire of the many gesticulating Brits inquiring where the tobacconists are located. We have previously skied at Austria, Germany and France ( 3 valleys ) and would rate Livigno as a package up there with the very best, the effortless long blue cruise run from the top of Costaccia is worth the price of the Plane Fare alone. Those buses, they are a source of both irritation and humour. They are frequent and reliable during the day, however, after 6 p.m. they partly disappear or worse they self terminate their service leaving you with frozen brass monkeys to thaw out at leisure afterwards. If you get the chance catch the blue bus to the eastern lakeside of the village, we chuckled at the many buildings and houses with their same style detached dog kennels built to the same architecture ( very funny). On the bus subject, simply go into any pub or restaurant and they will willingly call a taxi for free - taking you anywhere in the village for less than 4 pounds. So, if you are thinking of a Ski Holiday or fancy an alternative resort try Livigno - you won't be disappointed - book it now and be greeted by those big blue Livigno skies. And Steve from LEEDSVINGO - keep the writeups coming my friend. Skiing is our religion and the mountain is my church. Gary, Sandra and the Redditch Mob See you all out there March 07. ................Chow !
March 18, 2007
Fiona and the Bellavista babes from Ski Ireland Ireland
One week back and still missing the snow, sunshine, Prosecco (at 3.40 Euro a bottle) and the groovy music in Daphne’s! Definitely now part of the Livigno fan club – it’s a cosy, down-to-earth resort with a very upbeat friendly atmosphere. No ski snobs in sight. The classes for beginners were great and the intermediate skiers I was with had no complaints. Roll on next year!
March 24, 2007
Steve from Leedsvigno from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hello to the Redditch Mob, pleased to hear you are Livigo fans like me, just to clear a few things up; I'm employed by the Livigno tourist office (well I should be) but we only managed one trip there this year. Will be back there for Xmas 2007. This might shock you but my eldest son is getting a bit fed up of Livigno. He's been there about 8 times. I'm just about to put him up for adoption, though he took a friend with him this year and loved all the jumps down the long blue on the Mottolino side. But never fear I'm still plugging the independent holiday. More cheap flights to Bergamo please. 39p is the cheapest we've had.
March 26, 2007
Gary and the Redditch Mob from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
All returned, again, from Livigno, 2nd week March, enjoyed the views of lake Como on route. The 4 hour journey flew by. Conditions this time were superb, the best we have encountered anywhere ever!!! Snowed during the nights, followed by blue skies during the day. We all skied / boarded all day long with rubber legs to prove it afterwards ( brilliant ). Spent more time on the Mottolini side this time. Some of the runs, due to the conditions, exceeded anything we had expected. Our son and his friend, between them, had a couple of nasty falls but we all got back home alive and well to tell the tale. Sadly and certainly more expensively we are all committed to La Plagne for next March 2008. However, as a true Livigno fan will continue to look out for any Livigno bargains - STEVE from LEEDSVIGNO tell me more about those 39p flights and commendations to you on your loyalty to this superb place - tell your son from me there is no need to visit anywhere else ,Livigno has it all. Roll on 2009 or even Christmas 2007 if STEVE from LEEDSVIGNO wishes to pass on a few price tips to us. Thankyou
September 17, 2007
steve united are back leeds lad from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Going back to Livigno for the New Year. This time, still staying at Casa letitzia. Got flights from Gatwick, £9.99 each way. Couldn't get anything cheaper so will make up the difference by knocking a present off the kids Xmas list (true Yorkshire man.) Bit of a trek down to Gatwick thanks to Jet2 not flying to Bergamo on a Sat. Cheers, thanks for that.