Everything you need to know when booking your WEMski trip…

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If you are thinking about joining us for our fantastic WEMski mini-conference or have already booked your place; we have partnered with local in-resort specialist Nikki McLeary who also owns Livigno Snow Holidays to help organise your transfers, accommodation, ski passes, kit hire and après-ski activities.

Nikki has put together this essential information guide that contains everything you’ll need to know about booking your WEMski experience…

First-time skiers
WEMski is the perfect way to be both physically and medically introduced to a mountain/winter environment with skiers of all abilities welcome. Nikki is used to organising large groups for all ability levels, so there will always be someone on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the resort, your kit and tuition.

About Livigno (pronounced Liv-in-yo)
Selected to host some Winter Olympic events in 2026 and previously voted best European Resort in the World Snow Awards, Livigno is a leading winter resort with over 125km of skiing in addition to an extensive freeride mountain, 45km of cross-country walking/skiing paths and several massive snow-parks. It is also home to Europe’s largest wellness facility. The town stretches over 13km and is packed full of bars, pubs, cafes, extensive tax-free shopping and over 100 restaurants from simple pizzerias to Michelin star eateries, not to mention the highest brewery in Europe. Livigno is also tax-free making it one of the most reasonably priced Western resorts despite the very high standards.

WEMski Service
Nikki McLeary will be arranging all the logistics for WEMski and having lived in Livigno during the winter seasons for 15 years, she knows the resort inside out. The flights you will be advised to book will meet a coach in Milan to travel with all faculty and delegates to Livigno where you will all be met by Nikki upon arrival to check you into your chalet and help you organise your kit hire. The first evening there are drinks arranged in a lovely live music bar to help everyone settle in.

WEMski itinerary
Every morning there will be an arranged meeting time and place for those that would like to ski and lunch together with the WEMski and Livigno Snow Team. There will be coaches provided to then take everyone on to the conference venue (7 minutes’ drive) for the afternoon sessions that take place between 13.30 – 18.00 Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (Tuesday and Friday is a full free day to enjoy the slopes or alternative activities). Every evening is free to enjoy at your leisure, although we will be organising a couple of group evenings and a hog roast on the slopes the final day prior to departure. A coach will take us back to the town centre in the evenings after the mini-conference.

Flights and transfers
You will need to book your own flights, but Nikki will advise the preferred flight so you can link with the faculty and other delegates for the transfer coach. If these flights do not suit or you are coming from Europe please talk to Nikki directly.

Accommodation
We have booked a range of chalets next to the ski area and only 80 metres to the heart of the town for convenience, the cost will be approximately 380 euros per person for 7 nights sharing rooms. The chalets are all of a high standard offering comfort in a superb location.

Ski pack
Nikki will organise everything for you in one go (transfers, accommodation, ski pass, kit hire if required, heated storage on the slopes and any lessons you may require). For this forthcoming season, ski passes high season are 252 euros for 6 days (including the 5 euros deposit you receive back when you return your pass to any office after the final day’s skiing) and kit hire (skis, boots, poles) are 98 euros for 6 days (if you need snowboard and boots the cost will be 115 euros, part hire e.g. boots only is also available).

Ski lockers on the slopes
These are available at the kit hire shop for approximately 15 euros per person per week. You can pay this to the shop directly and it saves lugging kit around.

Mini-conference ticket
Contact Nick in the WEM office to book your WEMski ticket. You will then be passed to Nikki to make all the necessary arrangements.

Booking
Once your booking has been made there is only one payment to make to Nikki (euros account in Livigno to mitigate any currency fluctuations associated with Brexit). If you prefer to make two payments for budgeting reasons please speak to Nikki as she will be as flexible as possible on this point.

Cancellation policy
Should you need to cancel your trip:

  • Chalet owners will only refund accommodation if we are able to find another person to take your place
  • Nikki can cancel all transfer, ski pass and kit hire payments up to 10 days prior to arrival. After this time it will be a case of seeking advice from your insurance company.

Insurance
In addition to normal holiday insurance you must take winter sports insurance with third person liability in case you injure someone on the slopes, helicopter lift should you require this and also repatriation should an emergency occur and you have to return to your home country.

For any further information or advice, please contact Nikki McLeary on 07956 018 995 or email nikkimclkeary@hotmail.com 

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