Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice skating or extreme and adrenaline-pumping activities such as paragliding: Livigno is a paradise for those looking for fun in the snow even without skis or snowboards.
Winter sport does not only mean skiing, snowboarding and freeride: Livigno knows this well, indeed during the winter season 2020/2021 renews and expands the rich offer of outdoor activities, without skis on.
In Livigno there is no shortage of opportunities to experience activities and sports in unconventional contexts and there are many opportunities to live adrenaline and fun experiences with friends, couple or the whole family. Between great classics and novelties, here are the best 11 experiences on the snow (without the need to take the lifts) not to be missed, for an unforgettable holiday in Livigno:
1.FLYING THE ITALIAN ALPS BY PARAGLIDING
For the more adventurous, paragliding is not to be missed: together with the experienced pilots of "Feel the Sky paragliding", at Carosello 3000, it is possible to fly in the sky of Little Tibet and admire its beauties. Having reached the summit with the snowcat, all that remains is to enjoy the flight over the snow-capped peaks and the beauties of Livigno and, once back home, relive the emotion with friends and relatives thanks to the video provided at the end of the experience.
For those who want to experience a day on the powder snow without skis, snowshoes are ideal: with the Freeride project, Livigno has traced 7 dedicated managed routes, 5 of which have been created in recent months, marked by special signs and available on the website www.livigno.eu/en/snowshoes; It is also possible to book excursions with Livigno Alpine Guides, or practice along the Winter Trail, a path in beaten snow that winds its way through the valley from the heart of Livigno.
Thanks to the Freeride Project and the creation of 5 managed routes, 3 of which are new (available on www.livigno.eu/en/ski-mountaineering), in Livigno it is possible to practice ski mountaineering independently and in a safer way; however, it is recommended to be accompanied by an Alpine Guide, especially to receive valuable advice on ascent techniques, on the snow and much more. More expert skiers can then try to go mountaineering with Telemark skis, to fully enjoy the freedom that only the free heel offers.
4.FAT BIKE ON SNOWY TRAILS
In Livigno, Fat Bikes can be tried along the groomed cycle path, but are also the perfect way to discover incredible spots or reach restaurants and huts hidden among snowy mountains and woods: just choose the trail that best suits your needs and get on the saddle in full autonomy. Furthermore, it is possible to book a guided tour together with qualified Mtb Guides.
5.CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING AND BIATHLON LIKE A PRO
Livigno is one of the favorite open-air gyms for athletes and cross-country skiing pro: with the early opening, the 30 km track is practicable throughout the season; the less experienced can book private lessons with specialized instructors. For the more daring, then, there is biathlon, which combines cross-country skiing with shooting at the range with a rifle. For the less experienced and or for those who want to improve, it is possible to take private lessons with qualified instructors who will reveal all the secrets to shoot safely.
6.ICE SKATING AND CURLING
Suitable for everyone, ice skating is a simple and fun sport, to be practiced alone or in company. The Ice Arena allows you to slide through the ice under the the snow-capped peaks. To challenge friends and family, don't miss curling, the big news of this 2021, to be practiced on a track built right in the Ice Arena.
Livigno offers a large number of ice waterfalls to climb with the help of the Alpine Guides, to experience a day as a true mountaineer.
8.A SLED RIDE DRIVEN BY HORSES
Suitable for the whole family is the horse-drawn sleigh ride, to admire the beauty of the Italian Alps in an unusual way: a perfect activity also for a romantic and special Valentine's Day.
9.SNOWMOBLES AND ICE KARTS
To experience the thrill of driving on the snow, Snowmobiles and Ice Karting are the ideal activities to share time with friends and spend a day of leisure in the open air. You can choose between two circuits: one on the frozen lake of Livigno, and the second on the top of Passo Eira, with a special view over the valley of Livigno
10.ICE DRIVING SCHOOL
For all sports driving enthusiasts and for those who want to learn how to drive on ice and snow, safe driving courses are organized even for the less experienced; professionals can instead increase their skills by taking to the track with their own car.
11.A WALK IN THE SNOW AND GLAMOUR SHOPPING
In Livigno you can enjoy the landscape simply by walking on beaten snow along the Winter Trail or through the streets of the town center: with the yellow zone, it is now possible to indulge in some shopping in the most exclusive boutiques and taste local products.
12. WALK WITH LAMAS
An animal native to South America, which adapts perfectly to the harsh climates of Livigno. It has a funny gait and an extremely docile behavior, elements that make it the perfect mate for short walks in Tresenda area. An activity your kids will love!
12.VISIT TO THE LITTLE CALVES’ FARM AND TYPICAL SHEPHERD’S SNACK
A unique moment to learn about the farm activities and have the opportunity to give milk to calves, getting in touch directly with the animals. After the tour, enjoy the 100% natural and fresh tastes.