I returned from my first trip to Livigno this season. It was good to be back in this beautiful italian alpine village. The snow was finally melted (almost), the alpine flowers were in bloom and there was some fun new lines and trails, especially in the Swatch Mottolino Bike Park. The first two days I was part of an “Educational” seminar, with several tour operators, bike shop owners and media representatives to explore Livigno and the fantastic riding and biking infrastructure. The first day we did a fun tour up the legendary transalp pass, “Alpisella”, on the very top was still a small snowfield. We had lunch at Alp Trela, a typical remote alpine farm, that serves fresh goods for hikers and bikers on their way through to Tre Palle, an All Star singletrail that loops back to Livigno. Day Two we explored the Bike Park that added some new trails, many stunts and reshaped their main trail including all the jumps. The top of the bike park is also a great starting point for many All Mountain tours, especially if one wants to save some vertical feet climbing by taking the lift. I also hit the park with the local freeride junior team (7 – 13 years old), those guys were not far behind me and actually showed me some sweet new lines. I’ll be back in Livigno in a few weeks, I look forward to ride on the other side at the Carosello 3000 mountain, where one of my favorite trails descents down the Val Federia. Arrevederci Hans

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