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Skiing powder at Livigno, Italy.
Skiing powder at Livigno, Italy.
Livigno ski resort is split by the town below.
Livigno ski resort is split by the town below.
Ski Livigno.
Ski Livigno.
Livigno ski resort piste trail.
Livigno ski resort piste trail.
Livigno ski resort.
Livigno ski resort.
Livigno mountain huts provide the best of Italian hospitality.
Livigno mountain huts provide the best of Italian hospitality.
Livigno skiing.
Livigno skiing.
Livigno village.
Livigno village.
Livigno ski resort.
Livigno ski resort.
Ski Livigno.
Ski Livigno.


Livigno Ski Resort Italy

Tucked away deep in the mountains of the Alta Valtellina, Livigno ski resort has a huge reputation as a freeride powder destination. With its own duty free status, Livigno may feel isolated from the rest of the world, but has everything going for it from sunrise to well after sunset.

Unlike many ski resorts in Europe, Livigno is not just for skiers, it is a snowboard riders heaven. The numerous world class terrain parks compliment the ski resorts huge freeride terrain, backcountry & heliskiing. We suspect we will like it ............ alot!

Summary of Pros & Cons for Livigno Ski Resort


  • Reliable snow pack, oft referred to as 'Little Tibet';
  • Modern lifts;
  • Vast freeride opportunities including heli skiing;
  • Variety of piste trails for all levels;
  • Snowboard friendly;
  • World class terrain parks;
  • Duty free shopping;
  • Excellent après ski and nightlife;
  • Great restaurant food & drink;
  • 'Ski in' accommodation available;
  • Wide range of non ski activities;
  • Village has an all day sunny disposition.


  • Ski area split between two opposite sides of the valley;
  • Isolated location can be difficult to travel to in poor weather;
  • Accommodation generally expensive.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Limited 5 star accommodation;
  • Isolated location!

Where is Livigno, Italy?

The Livigno ski resort is remote in winter; deep in the Alta Valtellina of north Lombardy. Close to the Swiss border, the resort can be reached via Tirano & Bormio from the south & Zernez, Switzerland via the expensive Tunnel Munt La Schera from the north.

The tunnel from Switzerland makes the closest useful airport Innsbruck in Austria, 180km & 3hr drive away. For non-European & UK travellers, the best airport is Milan Malpensa, 250km & 4hr away depending on road conditions.

For those wanting to POW (Protect Our Winters), take a train from Milano Centrale for a relaxing journey to Tirano. Buses & taxis are ready & waiting at the Tirano stazione to transfer you to Livigno.

If lacking time but have the euro, a private transfer from Milan, Innsbruck or Tirano to Livigno can be sought by clicking below. Private transfers are cost effective for larger groups.

Livigno Accommodation

The town of Livigno runs north-south through a broad valley effectively splitting the ski resort in half. Unlike many alpine villages, Livigno soaks up the winter sun all day long. A full range of accommodation types (except 5-star), are available, many either 'ski in' and/or within walking distance to a ski lift. Free local buses connect the entire village to the ski resort, so it doesn't matter where you rest your head.

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If Livigno proves too expensive or booked out, other accommodation options are away from the valley (but not too far!) in either Bormio, Santa Caterina & Tirano. If you have no car, regular buses link to Livigno from all three locations. 

Search & book all Tirano Accommodation here >>>

Staying in nearby Switzerland and doing day trips to Livigno in winter is NOT a realistic option due to the cost of the Tunnel Munt La Schera.

Livigno Ski Rentals & Lessons

Ski rentals are available in the Livigno village near the lift base areas. Search & book ski or snowboard rentals in Livigno here.

A brain challenging array of ski & snowboard instructors & ski schools work their trade in the Livigno ski resort. To narrow down the field, search & book private or group lessons with the best providers here.


The Powderhounds will review Livigno in 2019. More information is coming soon. Stay tuned for our photos & insights.

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Tours in or near Livigno

Single-Base, Single-Ski-Area Tours
Livigno Italy Freeride Snowboard Tour DETAILS
7 Days | 6 Nights | 5 Days Snowboarding
From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy.
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Price p/p
USD 1,793
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Based in the resort of Livigno Italy, a high altitude ski and snowboard paradise with a long and snowsure winter, we will freeride untracked Italian powder. Join the "fixed date" tour with your own group or come alone and meet new friends.
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Santa Caterina

    Livigno Ski Trail Map
  • Livigno Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,816m – 2,797m (981m)
  • Average Snow Fall
  • Lifts (32)
    6 Gondolas / cable cars
    15 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Late Nov to early May
    8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 115km
    Longest run – 5km+
    Advanced - 20%
    Intermediate - 55%
    Beginner - 25%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult - €26 to 49
    Child - €26 to 35
    Child u/6yr free with adult 3 day+ pass

     Alta Valtellina Ski Resort Map
  • Alta Valtellina Ski Resort Map