Snowboarding and Skiing on Monte Livata
Did you know that Monte Livata is considered to be the only ski resort of the Italian capital? Indeed… at just over and hour from Rome and only 15 minutes from Subiaco, you can enjoy a day out in the snow, choosing between traditional or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, winter Nordic walking in snowshoes… or a snooze in the sun.
The resort’s pistes allow both beginners and expert skiers to enjoy Monte Livata. The off piste routes are amazing too! And, at high altitudes, the snow lasts right up to April… Monte Livata is the ideal solution for those who want to enjoy some skiing or snowboarding in Northern Italy without having to organise a whole week away.
Unmissable: the new four-seater chair lift in Monna dell’Orso, that enables you to experience 6 different Alpine Ski pistes!
However, if you have never skied before, you must expect to require at least 3-4 lessons in order to learn the basics and, learning as an adult, especially if you don’t have great coordination, can be difficult; a lack of caution in downhill skiing can cost you dearly. Children too can learn to ski on Monte Livata, though proper skiing lessons are provided only to children from the age of 6 upwards. Skis and ski boots can be hired on location and you can book skiing lessons with the Azzurrissima Monte Livata Ski School or with private instructors.
Monte Livata is the perfect location for cross-country skiing.
It is no surprise that the region is proud to boast of its snowshoe walking: take a look at the breathtaking views of the cross-country ski routes on Monte Livata!
The whole are of Monte Livata can be used, thanks to a lack of any great differences in height or steep hills: in the Campo dell’Osso locality, there are three circular routes from 2.5 to 7 km that wind their way around the charming and characteristic karst landscape of the area, through wide open land and beech woods.
Compared with classic skiing, cross-country skiing is practised on less crowded and quieter routes, and therefore it is preferred by those who love unspoilt landscapes, silence and intimacy. Furthermore, you only need a couple of lessons in order to have a go, at least on the easiest pistes. The equipment for the two types of cross-country skiing, traditional and skating, are different; beginners can hire what is needed on location.
And, after a day of skiing, you can relax and unwind with the many services on offer in the Monte Livata area: restaurants and street events, shops selling local speciality produce and sports gear. Throughout the area, you can have fun sledging, playing out in the snow-filled open spaces, or try the adrenalin rush of a ‘slittinovia’ sled ride in the Cesone area.
The snow slopes of Monte Livata await!
For more information on both cross-country and traditional skiing, you can visit the Gruppo Sciatori Subiaco (Subiaco Skiers Group) web page or the official website of the Stabilimento Sciistico di Livata (Livata Ski Resort).