RSM Urology Section Winter Meeting
Livigno, Italy

21st – 28th January 2023

The President Elect, Nadine Coull and her Secretary Dan Wood, are delighted to announce their 2023 RSM Winter meeting which will be held in January 2023 in the exciting ski resort of Livigno; a 2026 Winter Olympics venue.

We are delighted to continue the tradition of this Winter meeting which has gained a reputation for being able to combine academic excellence with inclusivity and informality. The section embraces those starting within urology as well as those more established in the speciality. Full details of the academic programme will be available nearer to the date of the meeting.

The ski resort of Livigno is situated in one of the most isolated areas of Italy which led, historically, to tax free status to encourage settlement and maintain habitation. That is something that has been preserved despite its new found affluence as a resort and one which is reflected in prices throughout the town. It has an extensive modern ski area, yet still retains its traditional character of the original three villages.

Skiing takes place on either side of the valley and the two are linked with a constant ski bus shuttle. However, the hotel is ski in and ski out so getting started after the morning academic session is refreshingly easy. This layout means there are dedicated areas and lifts for beginners at the resort level, whilst for those more experienced skiers and boarders they can head to the heights and enjoy a huge range of skiing.

For non skiers and après ski Livigno has the advantage of traffic free streets in the centre of the resort where there is not only a great selection of shops to choose from, (which reflect its tax free status) but also a lively heart with plenty of restaurants, bars, après ski and night life.

The Hotel

Our venue this year is the fabulous Hotel Lac Salin, Spa & Mountain Resort considered to be the best in town!. Situated right at the side of the piste and just 50 metres from the nearest ski lift, with ski in ski out access, it was built in the 1960s by the Giacomelli family and their family still run the hotel.

Refurbished over the past two years, if you joined us in 2020 in Corvara you will feel familiar with some of the modern interior decor, as it was refurbished by the same architects and designers.

The Bedrooms and bathrooms are pristine and modern with the warmth of natural woods and slate to give an alpine feel. We have managed to get a selection of room categories for you to choose from and you will see the prices for upgrading to higher room categories on the booking form.

All rooms have double beds with two mattresses on a single base. However each room also has a sofa bed which, should you not wish to be right next to your roommate, makes sharing a room with a colleague more comfortable.

The Lac Salin is renowned for its magnificent spa, which is over 1,200 square metres, including a fabulous indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna, treatment rooms and steam room.

The restaurant offers us the intimacy of dining as a group whilst the bar area, leading out to the ski slopes, is a great place to have a pre-dinner drink or to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the winter sunshine.

For those interested in wines there is delightful wine cellar overseen by the charming young sommelier which highlights the local Valtellina wines, produced with specific traditional methods, and now gaining international recognition. As ever our arrangements include wine with your evening meal.

Rooms

Descriptions from hotel website say:

SOLD OUT Superior 28m2: The superior rooms facing the village are modern and furnished with ecological materials: antiallergic carpet in the patterns and colours of traditional Valtellina woven carpets (“pezzotti valtellinesi”) and dark oak flooring in the living area, where there is also a sofa bed. You can enjoy a wonderful view of Livigno and the surrounding mountains from the large balcony with deckchairs.

SOLD OUT Deluxe 35m2: Natural materials from the Alps adorn the interior of these comfortable, light-flooded rooms, which have an oak floor or an antiallergic carpet in the colours of typical Veltlin woven carpets (“pezzotti valtellinesi”). In the luxurious bedroom with king-size bed there is also a sofa bed for two more guests. Further highlights: a magnificent bathroom with separate bathtub and shower as well as a large balcony with a magnificent view.

Prestige 45m2: Rooms have a maximum of five beds and offer maximum comfort. From the beautiful loggia you can enjoy the sun all day long. It has a double bedroom with a king-size bed, separated by a sliding door from the light-flooded living room with sofa bed for two people. The bathroom with bath and separate shower is equipped with unique slate shelves that contrast with the white walls of glazed stoneware.

Suite 42-64m2: Characterised by their modern design and luxurious furnishings. Depending on their size, they feature one or two double bedrooms, a living room, or a large living-bedroom.

The Academic Programme

The academic programme will take place in a large room that can comfortably seat 65 guests. Full audio-visual facilities are available and the programme will begin on Sunday morning, 22nd January.

The format will include a mixture of “State of the Art” lectures with key opinion leaders and international contributors presenting a wide range of urological subspecialties, giving updates on current topical urological issues.

Skiing & Snowboarding

The hotel (marked with an arrow on the image above) is ski in and ski out and connects to the wide slopes of the Carasolle 3000 ski area. The costs for the three different category skis and boots/helmets will be available after this 2021/22 season has finished - but please add your choices to the booking form.

  • Total Pistes: 115km
  • Blue: 29
  • Red: 37
  • Black: 12
  • Additional Ski Routes: 6km
  • Lifts: 22
  • Altitude: 1444m – 2961m

Ski Pass

A six day ski pass for 2022 will cost about £225 ( £180 for seniors ). We will confirm 2023 prices as soon as they are available but please pre order on the booking form.

Cross Country Skiing

An excellent cross-country trail of 30km leads directly through the town centre and offers a beautiful panorama view of the mountains and reservoir. Cross Country ski maps are available and cross country passes can be bought on a daily basis.

Guiding & Lessons

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON INSURANCE – All skiers must have third party liability insurance and all under 18s must wear helmets. It is also forbidden to ski under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Skipassion pass offers skiers the possibility to combine the ski pass with the Ski Insure Insurance which covers any damage or injury caused to third parties. Please ensure you have your own personal cover or request a quote from us for this cover.

Please note on booking form if you would like guiding or ad-hoc lessons and we will co-ordinate that with others in the party with similar wishes and provide an introduction to local teachers and guides. You can then make suitable arrangements for both services and payment.

Non Skiers

Our regular walks will be offered daily (a relaxed get together of whoever is around and willing) for those who would rather not ski. The walking routes are extensive and well maintained and offer excursions at every level. There is also the opportunity of snowshoe hire and a number of gondola rides that will take you from Livigno to some of the best restaurants on the piste – you too can enjoy the stunning lunches (and wine) without the worry of getting on skis for the return!!

Eating Out

Livigno has some excellent reasonably priced restaurants, and we are offering one free night during your stay in which you can choose to eat a la carte at our hotel or try some of the local cuisine at one of the many restaurants in the town.

Book now to enjoy this wonderful skiing destination...

Our package will include:

  • 7 nights at the Hotel Lac Salin based on a ‘Superior’ room for double occupancy*
  • Full academic package for RSM members§
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Morning coffee breaks during academic session§
  • Après-ski tea breaks for all Conference Plus guests
  • 6 nights delicious 5 course evening meal
  • 1/2 bottle per person per night of the President's choice of wines

* Please note single rooms are available but these are limited so please book early as they go quickly.
§ Included for delegates paying the delegate price.

Not included:

  • Flights & Transfers (see below)
  • Massage & Spa treatments
  • Private walking/ski guides and instructors (see below)
  • Pre-booked lift pass
  • Hire of ski equipment

Flights & Transfers

By booking flights through us you are protected by the ATOL guarantee which the last few years have highlighted is of immense value!
(see www.packpeaceofmind.co.uk)

We have the following flights to Innsbruck available on British Airways:

Outbound options

Date From Depart Arrive To Airline
21st January 2023 Heathrow 0835 1135 Innsbruck BA 684 (Option 1)
21st January 2023 Heathrow 1000 1300 Innsbruck BA 686 (Option 2)

Inbound

Date From Depart Arrive To Airline
28th January 2023 Innsbruck 1410 1520 Heathrow BA 687

All flight times subject to confirmation.

Coaches will take us to and from Livigno transiting through Switzerland. Transfer time is around 2½–3 hours.

If you are booking on different airlines we will try and accommodate you on our transfers as long as your arrival/departure time into Innsbruck coincides with the flights details above.

Coach transfers to/from resort

Airport transfers are based on a minimum of 40 guests:

Innsbruck ↔ Livigno - £35 each way. Approximately 2½–3 hour transfers based on our BA flight arrivals/departures.

Ski Carriage

Each ticket includes 23kg of luggage (one bag) and one carry-on bag (please see BA's terms & conditions of carriage link below). To take an extra bag will be £75 each way as groups cannot pre-book extra luggage. Do note that if you are a silver/gold BA executive card holder you will get the extra bag allowance as per your card benefits. Luggage can be a case or ski bag.

www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/baggage-essentials/checked-baggage-allowances

ATOL

Please note if you buy your flights through Conference Plus you are automatically covered by the Government's ATOL guarantee which protects your whole package in the event of a travel company failure. This does not apply if you buy your own flights. www.packpeaceofmind.co.uk

PRICES

Standard Superior Room (*upgrades available on booking form)

  • £1599 per person (delegate) double/twin occupancy
  • £1399 per person (non-delegate) double/twin occupancy
  • £535 supplement for a single room (note only 10 available on first come first serve basis)

UPGRADE PRICES (per person per week).

UPGRADE PRICES FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY - once single rooms are used up or should you require upgraded rooms these will only be available on double occupancy basis. This means that singles will have to pay twice the non deiegate price plus conference fee for superior rooms, plus twice upgrade fee if requiring deluxe/prestige or suite.

  • Deluxe - £145
  • Prestige - £299
  • Suite - £450

SUPPLEMENTS

  • British Airways return flights (23kg of luggage - Economy)
  • OPTION 1 £244 (30 seats available)
  • OPTION 2 £265 (35 seats available)
  • Transfers £35 each way per person
  • Ski passes/ equipment (prices to follow when available – but please note your preference)
  • Upgraded rooms (on request)
  • Ski Insurance (please ensure your own cover has 3rd party cover or request a quote)

Deposit

  • £400 per person (non-refundable)

Prices correct at time of going to press. May be subject to change.

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Booking

To book your place on this conference please complete the form below. If you would like to pay online you will then be directed to our new online booking service.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory and must be completed before submitting the form.

Name of delegate(s):
   
Academic Title (Mr/Mrs/Prof/Dr):
   
Name on passport (if different):
   
Name of non-delegates (as shown on passport):
   
* Address:
   
* Postcode:
   
* Home Phone No.:
   
* Mobile No.:
   
Hospital Phone No.:
   
Fax:
   
* Email:
   
* Flights:
   
* Transfers:
   
* Room:
   
Occupancy:
   
  If sharing, please state who you will be sharing with:
   
Cases:
   
Skis:
   
Boot bags:
   
Lift Pass:
   
Skier details: N.B. Please enter Date of Birth, Height and Weight and Boot Size for all skiers
   
   
Ski Hire - Beginner:
   
Ski Hire - Intermediate:
   
Ski Hire - Expert:
   
Boot Hire:
   
Helmet Hire:
   
Ski Tuition:
   
Ski Guiding:
   
Walking:
   
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Insurance:

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