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which is better for early Jan. ski, Bormio or Livigno?

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which is better for early Jan. ski, Bormio or Livigno?

HI--it would be great to get some advice on which is better choice for snow conditions. Thanks

Tim

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1. Re: which is better for early Jan. ski, Bormio or Livigno?

All things being equal ( a normal winter) much of a muchness as far as January is concerned (Although Livigno itself is higher)

Thing is Bormios main ski area faces west - so great for sun - but also bad if there is a bad season (for snow)

Main thing for me (all things being equal) is that there is hardly any sking at Bormio (IMO) - rarely go somewhere with so little skiing even for a day - let alone a ski holiday (sorry don't count having to get on a bus as skiable domain)

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2. Re: which is better for early Jan. ski, Bormio or Livigno?

Snow conditions will always be better in Livigno because it's much higher, for instance there's no cross country sking in Bormio because of the low altitude and every day there's buses of skiers from Bormio who arrive in Livigno to Ski. On the plus side the Pistes in Bormio are better for an experienced skier as Livigno doesn't have very challenging runs. Also the 2 resorts are completely different when it comes to apre ski and night life, Bormio is very quiet with not many reastaurants and bars whereas Livigno is one of the livliest ski resorts you'll find with the added duty free bonus so it depends what you'e looking for, if it's a quieter resort then you should opt for Bormio.

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3. Re: which is better for early Jan. ski, Bormio or Livigno?

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