Heli-skiing now available in Livigno

18th February 2013, by Abi Butcher

Heli-skiing is available in the Italian resort until 3 March

Heli-skiing is available in the Italian resort until 3 March

The Italian resort of Livigno has added heli-skiing to its winter programme for the first time.

HeliskiLivigno is running drops for only two weeks — operating between now and 3 March. Skiers and snowboarders board the choppers near Carosello 3000 and Mottolino refuges, with descents from the Val del Monte and Val delle Mine peaks.

It’s surprisingly reasonable, too — two group heli drops with mountain guides start from €255 per person (minimum group size eight) or €300 per person for between one and four people.

The news is yet more change in Livigno’s attitude towards off-piste skiing. For years, it was illegal to ski off-piste in the high-altitude resort without a guide, but last year this changed.

Livigno has now introduced six slopes on Mottolino as freeride zones, with access gates, to encourage skiers and boarders to test the powder. But outside of these areas, the ban remains in place.

Editor Gill skied there last year, read his blog here.

For more information on heliskiing in Livigno, or to book, visit livigno.eu/en/winter/activities/heliski


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