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 in order to make Livigno's freeriding 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. 'Hosting the European Freeride Festival we would like to give everyone the opportunity to approach the freeride world'.
The European Freeride Festival will be open to everyone especially Snowboarders, ski, telemark, ski touring and further disciplines will be added starting from the second edition in 2016.
The programme will offer competitive freeride contests for men and women in both the pro and amateur categories. Heliski tours will also be on offer for the most committed participants. A Freeride village will be setup and will include the Pro Shop where you can test new products. A Freeride Camps is open for all levels and tuition will be avlialble for basic to advanced riders. There will also be a Freeride Film Festival and parties across the resort.
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 passionates, professionals, media and pro athletes to participate.
Wed 23 July 14, Saalbach - Hinterglem, Austria
The resort of Saalbach is investing heavily for 1415 winter season. Two New Cable Cars, increased snowmaking and a new Tourist Information building are just a few of the additions coming to the resort.
Fri 25 July 14, The Remarkables, New Zealand
A “significant” and brave investment that is helping the tourism industry succeed was praised by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English today (Friday July 25) when he officially opened the new Curvey Basin chairlift at The Remarkables ski area in Queenstown.