Giorgio Rocca, Livigno’s champion skiier, will be in the resort for the final weekend of the season to celebrate his retirement from the sport by skiing with his fans. Livigno is organising a huga party with many guests invited from atheltes, journalists and friends.
The giant Alpine Slalom also takes place and is open to everyone, who must register in advance and pay the 20 euro fee. Money raised during the event will be donated to the “Comunità 24 Luglio Handicappati e non” Onlus of Aquila for the construction of a new building. More Details
Livigno is currently running a Free Skipass offer through to the final day of the season on May 2nd for holidaymakers who book 7 nights in and apartment or 4 nights in a hotel.
From this Saturday, April 17, for the last fortnight of the ski season to May 2nd, Livigno is offering a free lift pass when guests book a hotel stay of at least four nights or seven nights in an apartment.
This is an ideal opportunity to enjoy skiing in the “Little Tibet” of Italy, at 1816 m above sea level, with 115km of perfectly prepared slopes, modern mountain railways, one of the biggest snowparks in Europe at the Ski Area Mottolino,” said a resort spokesman.
Prices start from €150,00 per person for four nights bed and breakfast in a hotel. Half board and full board stays as well as apartment holidays (minimum seven nights) are also available. Book direct and ask for the SkiPassFree offer.
Children aged up to seven (born in 2002 or later) don’t pay for a lift ticket at Livigno all seasonand receive a free lift pass on purchase of the same ticket by the accompanying adult (from 3 to 21 days).
Livigno also now has a new snowpark at the Skiarea Carosello 3000 for every level and age. Snow is guaranteed thanks to the resort’s extensive snow-making system which assures the coverage of 80% of the slopes.
“Livigno has a lot to offer for a wonderful winter holiday with your partner, your friends or your family: good snow, traditional Italian food and a genuine atmosphere, surrounded by a breathtaking Alpine landscape.” said the spokesman.
Livigno is offering a Free Lift Pass to guests who visit thre resort before Christmas day this year, and again at the end of the season between 17th April and 2nd May.
Guests booking at least 4 night in qualifying hotels of 7 nights in qualifying apartment will ebenfit from the special offer, which is an ideal opportunity to ski in the ‘Little Tibet’ of Italy. Livigno has one of the largest snow parks in Europe and at 1816m above sea level, snow blowers covering 80% of the slopes and 115km of prepared slopes has skiing to suit every ability.
The ski pass offer is however limited, so be sure to ask when you book your hotel/garni/apartment and make sure they offer the programme!
A few years ago I wiped out in a big way towards the first week of a 2 week holiday in Livigno, Italy.
Having managed to drag my self to the chairlift and get back up the mountain, I realised that perhaps I had done a bit more damage than I initially thought. I got back down to the hotel without further incident, although my leg was killing me by then, and I knew that I’d be spending the second week of my holiday sitting in the sun reading.
As it turned out, once my ski boots came off, there was no way that my right hand one was going to fit back on again. Thank fully nothing was broken (at least I don’t think so..) but that ankle still gives me slight problems every now and again.
The second week was the best weeks skiing that I’ve never had! Glorious sunshine and perfect snow!
As usual my pre-season training before the holiday consisted of stomping around the house for a few days in ski-boots – hardly adequate preparation for someone with a relatively sedentary occupation.
I’m pretty certain that if I’d bothered to get a little more fit before the holiday, the accident never would have happened and I’d had had the best skiing of that year – and not had to take such a ribbing from my mates who’d had such an excellent time while I was stuck on the hotel balcony.
I’m now convinced that pre-season training is a must, and parts of this site are aimed at suggestions and links to some of the best ski training available today.
Please feel free to comment on anything you see anywhere on this site – you may just about save someone’s holiday this season!