August 19, 2021
We are heading back to the mountains to reunite with our Tribe friends! This time we are switching it up and going to Livigno in Italy.
Unplugged adventures are all about our reunion; seeing familiar faces while taking an intentional break from work to reconnect and reminisce about the wild days of the Tribe. It's a chance to keep in touch with old friends a few times a year and stay plugged into the community, even when we're no longer fully nomadic and able to join month-long Chapters. Living our daily lives together is beyond compare, now imagine us in vacation mode.
A holiday with old friends, are you in?
Reunite with the Old Pals in the Snow
Let's get cozy again and spend a week in the mountains. Nestled in the heart of the Italian Alps, Livigno is a dynamic fusion of alpine beauty and cutting-edge amenities. Its snow-covered slopes offer a playground of diverse terrains, catering to all skill levels for skiers and boarders alike. After carving through pristine powder by day, we'll return home to relax in our cozy apartments, enjoying hearty meals, sipping hot chocolate - and crafting an unforgettable Tribe experience together.
Get Your Freestyle on in Snow Parks
Livigno has snow parks and terrain parks for snowboarders and freestyle skiers. They feature jumps, rails, and other obstacles - perfect for some freestyle action.
Powder it up on a Fat Bike
Try fat biking on the snow-covered trails around Livigno. You can rent fat bikes in town for a unique and exhilarating winter adventure.
Go Cross-Country Skiing
Explore the beautiful winter landscapes on cross-country skiing trails. Livigno has over 30 kilometers of groomed cross-country tracks.
To Ski or Aprés-Ski - That Is the Question
Livigno has a vibrant après-ski scene. After a day on the slopes, relax and socialize at one of the many bars, pubs, or restaurants in town.
Zoom Zoom Zoom on a Snowmobile
Take a guided snowmobile tour through the snowy landscapes of Livigno. It's an adrenaline-pumping way to experience the winter scenery.
Walk in a Winter Wonderland in Snowshoes
Strap on a pair of snowshoes and venture into the pristine snow-covered forests and mountains. It's a peaceful way to experience the winter wilderness.
Disclaimer: Some of the pictures are from our Unplugged ski week adventures in Saint Lary and Val Thorens, as we have never visited Livigno before.
Our Home in Livigno
Snow-capped roofs and mountains make up the backdrop of this magical wonderland: Livigno. It’s a charming ski resort located in the region of Lombardy, Italy, near the Swiss border. Livigno is situated at a relatively high altitude for a European town, with its main area ranging from about 1,800 to 2,000 meters (5,900 to 6,600 feet) above sea level. This elevation contributes to excellent snow conditions during the winter months and draws in many beginner and pro-skiers from around the globe.
The Livigno ski area offers approximately 115 kilometers (about 71 miles) of ski slopes. You can find more information about the ski resort on the official resort website.
About 10min from city center by bus
We have a total of 10 bedrooms in 4 apartments all in the same building with some really comfy communal areas.
Each apartment inside of the chalet has a heated ski and boot room, comfortable living and dining room, token-operated washing and drying machine, parking, and a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, kettle, coffee-machine, oven, microwave oven, crockery, plates, glasses, and a satellite TV.
There are upgrades available in the form of 4 private rooms with a double bed, small desk, and chair.
Note: We don't have the full building to ourselves. There are two other apartments like ours in the chalet, so there will be other people around. But we'll have all the privacy within our own apartments.
Good to Know
For information on getting to Livigno visit this website or check the FAQs down below.
Resort passes cost from €60 pp for a 1-day pass (or €300 for 6 days) and can be purchased ahead of time online.
You can find more information about the ski resort on the on this website..
The bus stop that takes us to the slopes is only 30 meters from the chalet. The service is free and it’s available every 10 to 15 minutes. There are two stops: The first stop for the Mottolino slopes takes 5 minutes, the second, the Carosello slopes, takes 10 minutes.
Join Us in Livigno
Unplugged adventures are about reuniting with old friends. It's a week-long intentional break from the day-to-day to disconnect from work and reconnect with the Tribe. Members who have joined Chapters before and intimately understand what being a Triber is all about will thrive most on Unplugged adventures.
Booking priority will be given to Veterans, Citizens, and Nomads – find out which one you are here.
Jan 20 - Jan 27, 2024
4 Upgrades (with small desks): $1,450
4 Privates: $1,350
6 Shared (2 x 3-person rooms): $690
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Find answers about Unplugged below:
Secure your Unplugged Ski week booking with a deposit, full payments are due 12 weeks before the Unplugged Adventure begins.
Unplugged Adventure payments:
- Booking requests are secured with a $300 deposit and will receive a link to finalize your booking to pay the full Unplugged Adventure fee
- The final full payment is due 12 weeks prior to the Unplugged Adventure starting. (Note: this means you’ll have from the time of booking until 12 weeks out to submit the full Unplugged Adventure payment)
- If your full payment is not received 12 weeks before the Unplugged Adventure start date, your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist
- Bookings made less than 12 weeks before the Unplugged Adventure start date will pay the full Unplugged Adventure price at booking
Unplugged Adventure cancellations:
Once the full Unplugged Adventure payment is paid, the following cancellation policy applies:
- You have a 48-hour grace period to cancel a trip booking and not forfeit your deposit. If a booking is cancelled within 48 hours, the deposit will be released for a future trip.
- Cancelling 10+ weeks before arrival: 100% refund of the trip payment. Your deposit is forfeited if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.
- Cancelling 8-10 weeks before arrival: 50% refund of the trip payment. Your deposit is forfeited if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.
- Cancelling less than 8 weeks before arrival: No refund and the deposit is forfeited if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.
- Milano Bergamo (BGY) - 180 km
- Milano Linate (LIN) - 210 km
- Innsbruck Airport (INN) - 225 km
In the Chapter's Slack channel before arrival, members often coordinate transportation to our homes together. You'll receive the address and other relevant information closer to the start of the ski week post completed payment.
Whether you're an experienced rider or new to the slopes, consider travel insurance that includes added protection for adventure activities. Things like:
- Trip protection against weather-related incidents that cause trip cancellations or delays
- Gear protection to protect yourself against theft, lost or damaged equipment
- Emergency medical insurance and emergency evacuation to cover any accidents on the slopes
Unplugged adventures are about reuniting with old friends. It's a week-long intentional break from the day-to-day to disconnect from work and reconnect with the Tribe.
It's a chance for us to keep in touch with old friends a few times a year and stay plugged into the community, even when we're no longer fully nomadic and able to join month-long Chapters.
That's why, for these adventure weeks, we're looking for members who have joined Chapters before and intimately understand what being a Triber is all about.
We're a group that loves to ski and snowboard, members have self organized their own ski weeks with fellow Tribers, so we want to help take it a step further. There's magic to renting out an entire chalet for cozy community hangs and bonding over a shared passion with people with whom we already feel close.
Chapters have a focus on productivity with the expectation that everyone will log on to work Monday-Friday. Unplugged is a time to... well, unplug.
Set up an out of office message and take off days from work, these week-long adventures are a holiday as a Tribe. We won't be working during the week, instead all of our focus will be on the adventure and the intention of getting even closer by sharing an epic experience.
Since this is a chance to unplug from our daily work schedules, we aren't specifically sourcing accommodations for their wifi reliability and speeds. We also won't have the backup MiFi devices on the ground or other supportive tech gear.
During Unplugged adventures, our accommodations might have wifi but it's not a given!
Find answers about the resort and Livigno below:
Livigno has two main ski areas: Carosello on the western side of the valley and Mottolino on the eastern side.
Carosello is the largest ski area with two main gondola lifts going up: the Carosello gondola from the southern part of Livigno and Cassana from the north side of the town. All Carosello slopes are connected, so you can always ski down to either Carosello or Cassana. There are slopes for every level in this area. Most of them are beginner-friendly, but advanced skiers will also find the occasional black slope.
Mottolino has one gondola line going up here on the eastern side of Livigno. This ski area something for everyone, but there are more options for advanced skiers. The area has a part with only black slopes, so be aware that not everything is beginner-friendly here.
View and download the resort map here.
Getting to Livigno by car
From Milan: You pass Lecco and Bormio, and drive across Valtellina and via Passo del Foscagno.
From Central Europe, you follow the Passo del Gallo (Tunnel Munt la Schera) that is open all year round. It connects Livigno with Switzerland via Pass dal Fuorn, and with Val Monastero.
Once you arrive in Livigno, you need to turn in the direction of via Pontiglia, take Via Li Pont, Via dalla Chiesa, and finally via Olta in the direction of Via Campacc.
Getting to Livigno by air + bus
If you're coming by air, here's a service that offers bus transfer from the closest surrounding international airports Milano Bergamo (BGY), Milano Linate (LIN), and Innsbruck Airport (INN).
A ski pass is not included in the trip price because everyone will likely have a different agenda in the Italian Alps. Some will take the first lift up the mountain and be the last ones down, while others indulge in the many other winter activities on offer here.
Resort passes cost from €60 pp for a 1-day pass (or €300 for 6 days) and can be purchased ahead of time online.
There are a variety options for equipment hire, either at the resorts or in the village. You can rent gear and warm clothes for example and the closest ski rental to the chalet is David's Rental Cassana. It's an 8 minute walk from the chalet. There are also many more options for ski rental in Livigno.
Of course! Livigno offers a variety of winter activities and a bustling small village to fill your time. Try fat bike trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobile tours to experience the Italian Alps without hitting the slopes.
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