A new uphill route has been created from the high altitude Italian ski resort of Livigno, climbing 1,000 vertical metres.
The new route in the Carosello 3000 area is completely off-piste, away from the groomed runs, initially ascending through sections of forest with a steep climb, before reaching a wide backcountry area and continuing on up to the top of the Mountain.
Christened the Ski-Alp Track the run begins from the flat area in between the Carosello 3000’s gondola station and Plaza Placheda. Orange and blue poles mark the route as it goes through the woodland and up past the treeline with a downhill section to the gondola mid-station. From there the route goes into the wide backcountry between the Polvere and the Centrale slopes until arriving at the top of the Mountain.
For the descent the resort recommends using terrain close to the track and asks tourers to note that all slopes close at 5pm. Freeriders should ensure they have backcountry training and carry an avalanche beacon, probe and shovel and that they check the avalanche bulletin before setting out.