Livigno Launches Europe Freeride Festival in 2015

Wed 23 April 14

Livigno announces a brand new project to be added to the rich event calendar of the Italian top resort. The European Freeride Festival first edition will take place next winter 2015 from January the 31st to February the 4th.

Livigno Launches Europe Freeride Festival in 2015

Livigno Launches Europe Freeride Festival in 2015 © europeanfreeridefestival.com

A unique event dedicated to the passionate and curious all over Europe, already confirmed until 2017.
 
With the Livigno Freeride Project being launched last autumn 2013, the powder culture has been already significantly strengthened in the resort: the backcountry routes have been increased with a particular focus to the discipline preparatory areas, the daily avalanche bulletins, new itineraries for snow rackets and ski touring, heliski services and free workshop with the local Mountain Guides in order to find out the equipments and the self-help techniques. An exclusive and innovative initiative among the European alpine resorts which expresses Livigno's willpower to make freeride accessible to everyone. 'Organising an international event dedicated to freeride is the natural evolution of our effort in this direction.' stated Luca Moretti, President of Livigno Touristic Promotion company.
 
He added 'Hosting the European Freeride Festival we would like to give everyone the opportunity to approach the freeride world, spreading the culture and awareness of this practice with safety'. The European Freeride Festival will be open to everyone. Snowboard, ski, telemark, ski touring and further disciplines will be added starting from the second edition in 2016. From expert athletes to curious newbies, every powder-passionate will find a place during this groundbreaking event.
 
The programme will offer competitive moments with freeride and ski touring contests open to ski, snowboard, telemark, men and women, pro and amateur categories, as well as guided tours over the resort itineraries and the possibility of Heliski tours for the most exigent partecipants. A Freeride village will be hosted in cooperation with the Pro Shop Test to try all the season's tecnhnical products, Freeride Camps will be run for all levels, from basic to advanced workshops with guides and experts on hand to help attendees to learn how to deal with the most difficult paths.
 
The Freeride Film Festival will liven the evenings and there will be parties and other social events to meet other participants from all over Europe as well as international guests.
 
The 2015 European Freeride Festival date has been strategically placed between the end of Burton European Open in Laax and the start of ISPO trade-fair in Munich (February 5-8), during the Freeride World Tour european stops, in order to allow professionals, media and pro athletes to partecipate.
 
The organisation will also offer a bus service from Livigno to Munich on February the 4th to support the sector professionals in their travel to ISPO.

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Livigno, Italy

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “With an amazing park, open terrain, illegal but accessible off-piste, a warm Italian reception, and prices far cheaper than most other resorts in western Europe, Livigno is one excellent Italian job.”

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