After Madesimo, I decided to check out what Livigno had to offer for a couple of days before heading to Flims. I'd heard that Livigno had really fun tracks and was only a two hour drive away so off we went. We were treated to some stunning views as we drove through the Switz Alps, passing through some cute mountain villages and past stunning mountain lakes
Arriving in Livigno at lunchtime gave us plenty of time to have some lunch and spend the afternoon getting uplifts to blast out some runs. With evidence still showing of the previous weeks snow shower, the tracks were slightly slippy but still so fast and flowy. The black runs through the forest were wet, steep and knarly and really tested my skills
There was a really cool vibe to Livigno. A busy little ski town with lots of cool shops, trendy pubs and friendly locals, which is always nice. This is where the 'Nine Knights' snowboarding and freeride comps are held every year. The guys from the Redbull Rampage were over from the States busy building the track for the Redbull Wide Open Downhill race in two weeks time. The track looked mental!
The following day was a much better day on bike. The tracks had dried out a lot overnight which meant the tracks were faster and in general a lot easier. With each run I was feeling faster and was starting to really relax into the big wide berms which I wouldn't be so used to. The video of my run will give you a good idea of what it was like! (Headcamz footage to follow)
So a great day on the bike was topped off with a great evening in town having pizza in the coolest little pizzeria and a few beers with two of the Redbull guys who gave me the lowdown on the ins and outs of the Rampage!
Next stop....Flim, for round 2 of the European Enduro!
Irish Female Enduro Racer Flow MTB Team Rider