Livigno

The rise of tourism

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The rise of tourism
Until the 50's Livigno could only offer summer tourism due to the road closures. Only the most enthusiastic, generally Germans, would come up to Livigno by sledge to enjoy the vast extent of virgin snow.
The winter of 1952 saw the road to Bormio being opened for the first time. The first skilift was opened in 1958 and finally in 1964 the "Munt La Schera" tunnel was opened up making Livigno accessible to tourists coming from the North via the Engadin and the South and North East Italy via the Brennero motorway system.
Tourism was now truly born. 1964: 4 hotels and one skilift. 1996: 98 hotels with 4.700 beds, 880 apartments let weekly, 30 skilifts, 110 kms of piste, 50 kms of cross country.