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Livigno project to make off-piste skiing safer

Livigno project to make off-piste skiing safer
14 Jan 2014

The Italian resort of Livigno is working to make off-piste skiing safer by improving access to avalanche information. 

Every morning, the Livigno Freeride Project provides a news service keeping skiers up to date with local snow and weather conditions, including avalanche threats.

Information is disseminated via local television reports, the website www.livigno.eu, and at hotels and ski lift stations.

Off-piste skiers can also attend a free meeting with Alpine guides every Sunday to learn about safety measures, such as using trackers, shovels and probes, as well as the rules and etiquette of backcountry skiing. 

'People should only ski off-piste if they are aware of potential dangers,' commented the Freeride Project's Fabiano Monti.

'This awareness comes through sharing information and knowledge.'

There are also two new managed touring routes in Livigno - one which climbs up to Monte Crapene and the other towards Plascianet.ADNFCR-408-ID-801682171-ADNFCR

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