Livigno is located 1,816 meters above sea level and locally known as the "Little Tibet" of Italy. Its cold, dry winter climate makes it one of the most important and popular ski resorts in the Alps, with numerous type of ski accommodation. This 14 km long valley is located between the valleys of Engadina in Switzerland and Alta Valtellina in Italy. Enhanced by good sunny exposure, the snow is guaranteed here from December to March, assuring visitors of the perfect ski holiday.
Livigno is one of the most important ski resorts in Europe and despite its growth it has been able to preserve its natural environment, attractive architecture and its delightful alpine atmosphere. Excellent skiing is available for all levels, but Livigno is particularly suitable for intermediate skiers. The level of Livigno ski accommodation can suit the budget of any visitor, where one can enjoy the perfect ski hotel.
Livigno enjoys a special tax status as duty-free area making it a great place for high-end shopping. Italian VAT (Value Added Tax) is not paid. There are over 200 shops in the town, mostly selling alcohol, cigarettes and perfume. For those attracted to its duty free shopping and skiing, Livigno enjoys proximity to St Moritz, and visitors can always find a ski accommodation even for a short stay.
The Italian ski resort of Livigno is part of the Alta Valtellina Ski Area with access to 85 individual ski runs. Livigno is able to augment its natural snowfall if necessary through snowmaking on 82km of ski runs. Visitors can access the terrain through the 33 ski lifts that are able to accommodate 46,460 skiers and snowboarders per hour.