Livigno Blog

Light | by Marta Bassino

March 25 2021

When I realized I had won the Giant Slalom Cup, it was as if my whole life had flashed before my eyes in a minute.
Historical events and recurrences, in a game of dates and places that return and that link my
my most beautiful season ever to those of my beginnings, those that really made me
realize that I could belong to this world of absolute excellence.

Throughout the winter, it was like lying to myself, or at least like omitting
some pieces of the truth. When you're doing something great, it's a matter of seconds when
someone distract you tapping on the shoulder and steal it from under your nose, and
then I wanted to protect my journey, pretending not to fully understand its real
value.
I skied free, trying to isolate myself from everything that wasn't strictly "snow and
stakes", convinced that in sports, the sums are only added up at the end.
Always.
Partly for superstition, and partly because anything can happen in skiing, right up to the last gate.

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West Wind | by Damiano Bormolini

February 22 2021

The first flight was a quiet one, from Milan to Rome.
A regular journey, nothing special.
A domestic flight, full of career men with briefcases and families leaving for a classical Roman holiday.
The second flight, from Rome to Sofia, was decidedly more eventful.

They boarded us on a shaky, somewhat rickety military plane, escorted by the Soviet army, who watched us with a mixture of admiring wonder and stiff disapproval.
Those were the seventies, and the whole world was held back and divided up, something today’s youngsters would find really hard to believe.
There was the Iron Curtain, Germany was divided in half, though not exactly half, and the whole of Europe looked like the map of a board game of strategy, something like Risk, in constant turmoil.

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Livigno Skilift Opening: everything you need to know

February 12 2021

ATTENTION! IMPORTANT UPDATE

It is with regret that we communicate, following the ordinance signed by Italian Minister Speranza this evening, 14th February 2021 at 19:00, the CLOSURE OF THE SKI LIFTS until 05th March 2021.

We are disappointed. In these days we worked tirelessly to prepare slopes, lifts, hotels, shops, restaurants. We think that the mountain deserves more respect.

Updates will follow



It has been a difficult beginning of the season, made of continuous promises and continuous postponements, which required many sacrifices from everyone, but that finally allows us to return to almost normal life and to host you on our snow white slopes.

The snow that fell this winter was a lot, it reached almost 4 meters, and thanks to this we can guarantee you natural snow at least until May!

The opening of the lifts was possible thanks to the observance of the new habits maintained until now, we ask you to make a little more effort and adapt to the news that will also be in the world of skiing.

Below is a small guide to help you better orient yourself with the ski lifts opening:

When will the lifts open?

ATTENTION: UPDATE. Ski lifts are closed till 05.03.2021

The lifts will open on Monday, February 15TH
, thanks to the confirmation that the Lombardy Region is in the yellow zone. To access the lifts the use of a surgical mask and the maintenance of interpersonal distances of at least 1 meter will be mandatory .

At this link, starting from Monday 15th, you can see in real time which lifts will be open: https://www.livigno.eu/en/ski-lifts.

Can I come on holiday to Livigno?


Entry into Italy is permitted without any special justification if you came from Foreign Countries that are in the "C List" of the Italian Health Ministery.

Almost all EU countries are in the "C List", (except Austria, UK and Northern Ireland which are in the "E List" with mandatory quarantine upon arrival)

Included in the "C List" are currently also Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, San Marino, Vatican City and Monaco.

To enter Italy, in the case of a stay or transit from countries on List C in the last 14 days, in addition to filling out a
 self-declaration, a molecular or antigenic test is required, which is carried out with a swab and a negative result in the 48 hours before the Entry into Italian territory.
 
For more details please visit www.livigno.eu/en/info-coronavirus
For more detailed information, please see the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

You can also fill in the interactive questionnaire, which may help to provide guidelines for your specific situation.

Which behaviors should I adopt on the lifts?

The use of the surgical mask is compulsory and the maintenance of interpersonal distances must be of at least 1 meter, even between members of the same family.

The capacity of the Cable Cars and Chairlifts with bubble is reduced to 50%, which means that if the cable car usually carries 10 people, only 5 will now be able to ride it at a time; if the chairlift has a capacity of 6 people, only 3 will be able to ride it at a time, and so on. Charilifts without the bubble will work at its 100% seats capacity.

We kindly ask you to respect the rules, keeping the mask on and keep a distance of at least 1m with other people. The lift operators will show you how to get around, we ask for your cooperation to make everyone's day as pleasant as possible.

How can I buy the ski pass?

The ski pass can be purchased online here, starting from Saturday 13 February, and can be purchased up to 7 days in advance.

Ski passes purchased online can be picked up at one of the many pick-up points

  • Points of sale of the ski lifts
  • Directly at the hotel if equipped with ticketing system pickup point
  • Or at the automatic cash machines present here:

    - Carosello 3000 cable car (lift n.11)
    - Mottolino cable car (lift n.3)
    - Gondola Livigno Centro - Tagliede (c/o skipass ticket office located under the restaurant tagliede)
    - Botarel chairlift (lift n.29a)
    - Skipass office (c/o Aquagranda, via Rasia 999)

    Access to the lifts will also be possible thanks to the pay-per-use service offered by Telepass, My Pass Ski and Telepass Pay. Seasonal ski passes can instead be purchased only at the Skipass Office, while regional ski passes will not be available this year.

Are hotels, apartments and shops open?

Of course, apartments, hotels and shops are open and ready to welcome you. To find out which businesses are open and their opening hours, we kindly ask you to download the My Livigno App.

Hotels and apartments offer a free cancellation policy for those who wish to book their holiday in advance. Hotels offer free cancellation of your stay until the day before arrival without having to prove any reason. In apartments, instead, you can cancel your stay up to seven days before your arrival, without having to prove any reason; from the seventh day until the day before, the cancellation is free only for proven Covid. Find out more: FREE CANCELLATION FOR YOUR HOLIDAY IN LIVIGNO.

Are bars and restaurants open?

Bars and restaurants are open from 01.02 with table service until 18:00 (maximum 4 people per table or family). Take away and delivery service for restaurants is active until 22:00 and will allow you to receive delicious dishes or gourmet products at home or in hotel/apartment. The take away and delivery service for bars is active until 18:00.

Discover here the complete list of delivery restaurants.

Can I do the Covid-Test in Livigno?

For ski holidays that are as safe as possible, it is also important to keep the health situation monitored, day after day. To meet this important need and to protect the health of workers, residents and visitors, Livigno has equipped itself with rapid hygiene tests that can be performed in emergency situations or uncertainty by going to the point specifically set up at the Aquagranda Active You! centre. It is possible to book the test by contacting the number: 0342 970277.

For tourists who need PCR test, you can contact these two medical clinics (not in Livigno):
>>Morbegno: Multilab Soluzioni Diagnostiche Avanzatetel: 0342 1949401
>>Piantedo: Affidea Valtellinese Radiological Center https://www.affidea.it/i-centri/affidea-centro-radiologico-valtellinese/

Do you need more information?

Discover our INFO CORONAVIRUS page

 

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Romantic getaway: 48h in Livigno for Valentine's Day

February 11 2021

This year the Valentine's day will be even more intimate than usual, and why not treat yourself to a Livigno elopement to break the routine of everyday life? The snow will not fail to make it even more magical...
We propose a two days to make your weekend in the Little Tibet really unforgettable. The magical atmosphere and the snowy mountains will be the perfect romantic setting for two days of fun and pure relaxation.

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Not just skiing: 12 experiences on the snow not to be missed in Livigno

February 01 2021

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.

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Snowshoes & Ski mountaineering: the managed trails in livigno

January 20 2021

Snowshoeing and ski mountaineering are two activities that allow you to experience the mountains in freedom, without "leaving trace" and to reach easily distant places otherwise inaccessible in winter. They are really fascinating sports that give a strong sense of fulfillment and freedom, but they also require experience and preparation to be practiced.

To meet the needs of all those who want to start practicing snowshoeing or ski mountaineering, Livigno has created the "managed trails", which offer everyone the opportunity to start in more controlled areas, where it is difficult to get lost, and objective dangers are constantly monitored.

If you are a beginner and you are fascinated by this world, we recommend that you be accompanied by an Mountain Guide, who will be able to give you useful advice on equipment, technique and the risks you might encounter.

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Treasure in the garden | by Michela Moioli

January 14 2021
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(Hi)Story of a Larch Tree

November 02 2020
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Autumn Trekking

September 25 2020
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Hike&More: 5 activities that make hiking special

August 06 2020
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Farmer for a day in the Alps of Livigno

August 04 2020
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Exclusive shopping, high altitude pleasure

July 30 2020
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Holidays within “tapping” distance: the My Livigno app

July 28 2020
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5 unmissable experiences in Livigno for the whole family

July 24 2020
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Check&Go: Trekking and MTB away from crowd

July 09 2020
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A secret message in tricolor heart on Livigno's meadows.

June 27 2020
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Livigno Team at the Biathlon World Cup

February 13 2020
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There’s much more love in the air at 1816m: 6 ideas for celebrating the perfect valentine’s day

February 12 2020
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In Livigno the World Rookie Fest is back, the launching pad for future snowboarding champions

January 12 2020
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New Year's Eve in Livigno: 5 tips to make it unforgettable

December 20 2019
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Hello, I'm MUS Museum of Livigno!

December 18 2019
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Alberto Tomba in a white Livigno: Little Tibet welcomes a Big Champion

December 09 2019
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CHRISTMAS IN LIVIGNO BETWEEN LIGHTS, SNOW, MAGIC AND CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

December 04 2019
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Livigno is Family Friendly! 5 good reasons to choose it for your family holidays

November 22 2019
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Skilifts are open in Livigno: +60cm in town and 95cm on peaks

November 14 2019
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Pellegrini vs Pellegrino, challenge in Livigno pool

October 29 2019
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Altitude Training on fire in Livigno: from Pellegrino to Johaug. Italian Swim Team training for Tokio 2020

October 23 2019
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Black Night in Livigno: candles and stars for a magic night

August 09 2019
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Livigno ICON: where the triathlon is epic and where people climb the giants

August 06 2019
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"A Mattias' dream", gourmet dinner in a cablecar

August 05 2019
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Real Snow in August? In Livigno it's possible!

August 03 2019
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Livigno, the Champions' choice

August 02 2019
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Livigno & Duty Free Shopping at high altitude

June 29 2019
Days are longer, temperature is mildly warmer and the Little Tibet welcomes its tourists dressed in the colors of summer. That Livigno is the perfect place for wellness and sports lovers is well known, but perhaps not everyone knows that it deserves a place in paradise also as regards one of the most relaxing activities that exist in the world: shopping!
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It's official: Livigno will host the Olympics 2026

June 24 2019

It's 06:01 pm, and Livigno can officially feel the thrill of the Olympic dream. Indeed, has just concluded in Lausanne the conference in which the 86 members of the International Olympic Committee expressed their preference among the two candidate countries for the 2026 Winter Olympics: Italy and Sweden. Now we can say it: #DreamingTogether!

With 47 votes in favor of Italy, Milan-Cortina is confirmed as the site of the Winter Olympic Games in 2026, and Livigno will be part of this incredible project since it will host the Freestyle and Snowboard competitions, as well as the Olympic Village.

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Livigno Family Friendly: an unforgettable Family Holiday in the Italian Alps

June 18 2019

Warm sun and clear skies perfectly describe the Good Morning! we enjoyed from Little Tibet today. At dawn there were already visitors kitted out with rucksacks and walking shoes wandering along the many pathways in the area in order to spend time enjoying nature with their families.

Among these were Davide, Elisabetta and their children: “Livigno was where we came on our first holiday as a couple and, today, as our family has grown, we still find it is the perfect place for our holidays. We know we’ll be able to enjoy happy, carefree, relaxing days here, having enormous fun with our children. The bond we have with this place is inexplicable - it stems from our hearts and reconciles perfectly with our minds.”

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Summer in aquagranda: new features, events and fun for everyone

June 07 2019

Relax with a multi-sensory Aufguss experience guided by our sauna masters, meditate  whilst engaging both your body and mind under the starry sky the night of San Lorenzo, or even treat yourself to a regenerating scrub. These are events from June to August at Aquagranda that you simply must not miss during your stay in Livigno.

Aquagranda is one of the highest sports centres above sea level in Europe, where fun, sport and relaxation coexist, a real open-air gym covering 10,000m2 that attracts sportsmen and women and national teams from all over the world, specialising in a range of disciplines. This - and so much more - is Aquagranda Active You!, a sports and wellness centre in step with the times that brings together all the necessary services for lovers of sport indeed, but not only.

For summer 2019, there are so many appointments in the Wellness&Relax area, specifically for those of our visitors wishing to take a real holiday focussing on wellbeing indeed, but also those who want to recover and build up their energy levels after a sports packed day.

Aufguss experience in the Finnish sauna

Don’t miss out on the Aufguss experience in the Finnish sauna, held in association with AISA, Associazione Italiana Saune Aufguss (the Italian Aufguss Sauna Association) every day at 4pm, 5.30pm and 8.30pm.. Aquagranda welcomes true sauna experts and masters, who guide guests in experimenting with special Aufguss rituals and entertain them with a real show.

 

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Livigno and a passion for biking: summer on two wheels

May 31 2019

The sun rises over Mottolino with the feeling of something new in the air - the fragrance of long summer days - and the village seems to bloom along with the bright colour of the snowdrops on the green meadows. The mountain peaks, however, are still covered in snow as if to remind us just how amazing the season that’s just ended was. And who could blame them!

There are so many bikes out and about in the village now, with families, youngsters and couples all in the saddle. Indeed, the passion for two wheels finds fertile ground at this time of year thanks to the many activities - both new and revised - Livigno offers fans of this sport. Mountain bike, enduro, down-hill, cross country, road bike, flow country… Visitors are truly spoiled for choice, especially as these are just a few of the many weekly activities they can do on their two-wheeled friends.

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