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The cross-country ski trail that runs from Livigno in the direction of the Forcola pass and arrives at Alpe Vago is truly a pearl. In particular, the stretch of track around Alpe Vago is technically very varied and fun, and allows you to ski in an almost intact natural setting, where a blanket of snow, almost always generous, covers the meadows and mountains around, and where a silence almost total helps you immerse yourself in a fairy-tale natural environment.


Cross-country skiing: Livigno - Alpe Vago (Valtellina)


Last year I had already enjoyed the pleasure of doing a day of cross-country skiing in the wide valley of Livigno (italian article available on this site). On Monday 24 January 2022, I was able to better discover the tracks of this famous village in Valtellina, trying the track that reaches Alpe Vago.

After buying the day ticket (5 euro - 2021/22 season) at Silene sports shop, and validating it at the totem next to the changing rooms in the cross-country centre, I returned by car to the beginning of the town, heading south, and I left the car at the free parking P15 (see our map in the article). I then reached the track, not far away, near the Spol stream, and put my skis on (see also complete slidegallery).





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Then go back in front of the Forcola Hotel, to the Biathlon Arena, and quickly retrace a track parallel to the one you came from. Just bear in mind, however, that, in two points, a first in Tresenda, and a second shortly after crossing via Pont Lonch, you still have two uphill stretches, the second of which you don't ski on the way up to Alpe Vago. And if you are a little tired, they might not be trivial... Remember that there is always the bus on the nearby road at the bottom of the valley.... Since there was a short track left, and with a little healthy pride, we returned to the starting point in Livigno on our own legs. A tiring ski session, but very rewarding, and one that we highly recommend.

Thanks again Livigno! Fabio Muriano

Click here for the complete itinerary slidegallery.


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