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The Parè is a really welcoming hotel in an ideal location within the resort. You can soak in the panoramic views from its sunny and elevated position above Livigno, all whilst watching people fly down the black run next to the Teola chairlift.
The rooms are spacious and furnished in a traditional alpine style, as is the rest of the hotel, but everything leads back to those wonderful views. The floor to ceiling windows of the dining room makes for a meal with a view, even at night. The quality of food is excellent and their menu offers traditional Valtellina dishes with a specific menu for the little ones.
To relax after skiing and boarding all day, head to the wellness centre and hop in the swimming pool. Once rejuvenated, the bar and lounge with its large fireplace is a great place to start before exploring the seemingly endless après Livigno has to offer.
Nearest lift: 75m to the Teola chairlift
Ski bus stop: Outside the hotel
Tuition meeting point: 5 minutes on the ski bus
Resort centre: 5 minutes on the ski bus
Livigno is a charming, traditional alpine village with a friendly and cosmopolitan vibe right on the Swiss border. It's a vibrant place that's still a bit of a secret to many. It's a resort that has something to please everyone, so you'd better plan your visit before the secret gets out!
The resort itself sits on the valley floor with the ski runs on either side of the town. Even though the 115km runs doesn't sound like much, there's tons to do here. It's more like North America in that you can pretty much ski or snowboard anywhere.
Beginners will be kept happy thanks to the excellent English speaking ski schools while intermediates will relish the large number of blue and red runs. On top of that, the pedestrian centre consists of three kilometres of bars, restaurants and duty-free shops for when you're not carving up the slopes.
The lively après-ski scene suits many tastes. You'll find traditional Italian restaurants serving inexpensive local cuisine, fantastic pizzerias and rockin' bars and pubs for something a bit more exciting. Try Marcos and Daphne's pub for a pint of Guinness, or dance the night away in the resort nightclubs. And of course there's the duty-free shopping - you'll definitely want to leave room in your suitcase on the way out!
Area size: 115km
Resort altitude: 1815m
Skiing altitude: 1815m to 2800m
Number of runs: 75
Range of runs: 26% green/blue, 57% red and 17% black
Lifts: 11 drags, 14 chairs and 6 gondolas
Night skiing: Yes
Cross-country trails: 40km
Snowmaking: 80% of runs covered
It's half board meals at the Parè. A traditional continental breakfast buffet will set you up for the slopes. Evening meals are waiter-served and consist of three courses with regionally inspired mains. Christmas and New Year meals are included as well.
Whichever of the 37 rooms you have, you'll be able to carry on admiring the views. Each room is a nice size and features satellite TV, minisafe, free Wi-Fi and a bathroom with hairdryer, shower and wc.
Choose from twin or double room which could possibly take an extra one adult two children.
Official rating: ***
Restaurant with fantastic views across Livigno
Indoor swimming pool
Lounge area with fireplace
Ski and board equipment room with heated boot warmers
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Innsbruck (in Austria)
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes