Inghams have knocked £100 off a seven-night break in the resort of Livigno, in Italy's Valtellina Valley, near the Swiss border. 

Inghams is offering seven nights' half-board accommodation at the three-star Bellavista Residence from £797 per person, departing Jan. 23, 2010. Prices are based on two sharing and include return flights from London Gatwick and return resort transfers. Flights are also available from Manchester for a £26 supplement.

Livigno is a good choice for beginner skiers and boarders. About half of its lifts are surface drags running parallel to one another along the length of the village over the sunny meadows which remain snow-sure thanks to its high altitude.

Much of the higher terrain is of intermediate standard but the wide sunny slopes here can normally be tackled by beginners by the end of their first week. There are in six ski areas around the long village, although most are lift-linked to one another anyway. 

The ski area is actually split in two by the village itself. On one side, the toughest skiing is accessed by the Mottolino gondola and ultimately rises up to 2785 metres at Monte Della Neve from which the resort's two blacks descend back towards the tree line. The larger skiing sector is accessed by the two-stage Carosello 3000 ski centre from the southern end of the village or by a series of chair lifts from the village centre. It is a centre of wide smooth trails well above the treeline and classified red, which will delight intermediates.

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