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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September 17, 2008
WendyWoo from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I went to Livigno in January 2007. It was the first snowboarding trip I'd ever made. I thought the place was amazingly gorgeous, I like the way it's so isolated and self sufficient. Everything is on your doorstep. The drive there was long and a bit scary at times, felt a bit of a chore. The snow was fab, off-piste was wonderfully fluffy! I got caught in a snow storm for half an hour which was terrifying as they closed the slopes around us, you couldn't see more than an inch in front of you- what an experience! About to book again! I stayed at La Locanda, the pub with the Simpsons on the roof (for some reason!) Very nice, open fire in the bar, you can quite happily sit downstairs in your pyjamas and eat a pizza and drink beer. My only negative is regarding the price of everything. Most people seem to be raving about low prices but I didn't think so. I paid £85 for a pair of DC's and they were the cheapest I could find, they're £55 here, branded clothing was very expensive, I bought an O'Niell sweater for £35 half price!. Drink seemed to be the same price as here, meals were a bit cheaper but only a bit. My advice would be don't go to shop, don't take a car - you wont need it, do eat your Weetabix first thing in the morning - you'll need it!
February 07, 2008
Steve Leeds Lad from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Depends on where you're staying for ski hire. I would go on the Livigno forum and put on a bit more detail, I'm sure you'll get the answers to your questions.
February 05, 2008
Steve Leeds lad from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Back also on the 9th Feb, after being in Livigno for the new year and can't wait. Don't know if people look on the Livigno Forum Trip advisor. Great tips from people who ski Livigno and local Italians who will answer questions and even ring 'round for you.Seems like a lot of people on the Livigno forum are heading out on the 9th Feb. Steve Leeds Lad AKA Articwarrior
January 30, 2008
hannah from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Lasse, buses are free around the resort. If you are staying in Teola, the Mottolino is the nearest ski area and my personal favourite, but it's easy to get around everywhere with the buses. It is about a ten minute walk to town from Teola.
January 16, 2008
John Head from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Hey guys, first time poster long time reader. I'm off to Livigno with a few mates on the 26th. Been before and as I'm going again it must be good. Food there is delish. Last time I had Italian cuisine one night, steak the next (my favourite is veal). I recommend La Mirage (I think the spelling is correct), it has a pink side and is just on the side of the pedestrian area. For a fun night out where you can get drunk, I recommend Mickys bar as it has a slide!!
January 11, 2008
Paul Simpson from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
2 weeks to go until I am back in Livigno for my 6th time. Cant wait to get there and experience a few JD and Cokes after a hard days skiing! Hey, if anyone else is there on the 26th for a week it would be good to hear from you - It's just me, paul ish, peter toopint, and d-race-st'!
December 19, 2007
Keith from Rotherham from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Driving out on Friday 21 Dec for yet another Xmas in Livigno - this time staying for the new year too - 13 days skiing, FANTASTIC! 5 families in our group this time. We'll have to stop publicising it - Steve from Leeds - don't want it to get too busy - hopefully see you before the last night this time. Anyone there over Xmas should take the hop over the mountain to Bormio and watch the men's downhill - it's amazing and another great resort to ski if you buy the full Valtellina pass. Snow's looking good on the web cams!
December 14, 2007
hannah from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Just got back from Livvy again and the snow is great at the moment.....the new gondola is not up and running yet but they are hoping it will be by Christmas....great food as ever everywhere we went and lovely again in March hopefully, if work permits.....have fun, all!!
November 30, 2007
buck from stoke from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Well off to Livigno in 12 days time. Another great bargain to be had. Cheap flights and free lift passes before Christmas. Grab em while you can. Been going to Livigno for at least once a year for the past 10. It never fails to deliver on the snow and fun front. And if you can't ski at least you can buy all the designer gear you could ever wish for at bargain prices, in the shops. Then it's off to Mayrhofen in Jan for another 4 days skiing.
November 30, 2007
Ian M from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Livigno, Italian (well officially it's not) a double sided valley with great potential to ski, but even more potential to party. Duty free status makes this a place to drink, shop and drink some more. One of the few weeks skiing where I have spent less time on piste than on the piss. Skiing is far from challenging but should keep beginners and intermediates happy.