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 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 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!
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.
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 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 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!
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!
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!
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.
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?