Freeride in Livigno

Livigno has one of the most enviable snow records in the Alps and undoubtedly, one of the longest seasons every winter for a non glacier resort. From November to May this hidden gem has many glorious powder days.

Heli ski-ing is also available in the resort and you can send an email to if you need more information. There are different packages available for the heliskiing experience including your mountain guide and equipment.

Of course, freeride must be done in safety and most of the rental shops in resort offer you a full avalanche safety kit including ARTVA avalanche transceiver, probe and spade for approximately 15 euros per day. There are designated freeride spots in Livigno to try and some of these are accessible with a lift too.

We recommend using the local mountain guides if you are new to the area who will show you the best freeride spots.

The whole ski area in Livigno has a great avalanche safety warning system in place and a daily avalanche bulletin which we advise that you follow.

The Freeride Project in Livigno means that there are already freeride areas marked out which you can access and these are found on both the Mottolino and Carosello sides of the mountain.  Often on powder days some pistes will be left untouched for you to enjoy the beautiful powder conditions.

The 10 golden rules of freeriding

  1. Make sure you have read and understood the latest avalanche bulletin before setting off.
  2. Select the route you wish to take: determine the distance, gradient of the slope and degree of exposure
  3. Make sure you are physically and mentally fit and prepared before attempting any freeride. .
  4. Bring a complete set of auto-rescue equipment with you: shovel, avalanche transceiver and probe which are obligatory. If you do not know how to use any of the above, contact an expert such as a mountain guide who can guide you and do a practical lesson on how to use them.
  5. Familiarize yourself with how snow works and again if unsure contact your mountain guide.
  6. Ski with caution and awareness. You are responsible for your own safety.
  7. Wear a protective helmet at all times and be sure to ski with at least one other partner, for fun and safety.
  8. Respect all signs and the instructions of the mountain owners and lift station.
  9. If you feel unsure of anything, do not hesitate to contact a professional mountain guide or take a lesson in freeride.
  10. In the event of an accident, administer First Aid and contact emergency services.