The "Costaccia" ski area develops among the wonderful environments of the mountains us that surround Livigno in Alta Valtellina. A ski Paradise that offers to the snow & winter lovers endless and wonderful opportunities. On this wide and spectacular mountainous area endless ski tracks welcome the skiers among majestic and spectacular peaks, evocative woods and sweet valleys.

This enchanted corner of the Alps offers the off-piste ski lovers stupendous paths that give them the chance to venture looking for immaculate snow and for unique emotions in magic environments far from everything.

  • Livigno
  • 5 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults and boys

Information about the off-piste skiing experience

In the Costaccia ski area we can find many very beautiful off-piste skiing itineraries; paths of various lengths and difficulties that give all the skiers -from the beginner to the most expert freerider- the chance to live unforgettable emotions in unique, evocative and incredibly scenic environments.

Off-piste skiing in Valtellina, in the Costaccia ski area, means living incredibly intense emotions crossing immaculate valleys and uncontaminated slopes, immersed in an amazing, quiet and spectacular nature. Moving away from the trod ski tracks means getting in touch and in intimacy with the mountain. Off-piste skiing is discovering nature again, it is freedom and it is creativity. Venturing through untrod paths means experimenting, discovering and being moved.

Here are some of the many very beautiful off-piste itineraries that can be done in this marvelous ski area of Livigno

Off-piste Calcheira Bassa
This very beautiful freeride ski descent that crosses the dense wood that leads to valley Val Federia starts from an elevation of 2300 meters and it features a 500 meter height loss; it faces north/north-west and it develops on 35° slopes. The ski ride starts from the top station of the Tagliede chair-lift. Going on the ski track for a short stretch the path leads to the Costaccia mountainside from where the stupendous descent starts. A very beautiful and wide slope leads to the entrance of the woods that, squeezed among two couloirs, goes down to the bottom of the valley. Once out of the woods, the freeriders will go round River Federia and they will reach the road to Calcheira.

Off-piste Crocifisso ("Crucifix")
This steep and extremely thrilling freeride descent starts from the station of the Costaccia-Tagliede chair-lift, at an elevation of 2358 meters. The itinerary faces south-east and it features a 500 meter height loss on 45° slopes.
The ski ride starts on the track; the freeriders will pass under the chair-lift and they will reach a wooden Crucifix. Skiing, then, through a nice little woods the skiers will get to the start of a steep slope; going down through it they will reach a nice wooded valley and they will then cross a dense woods. A nice traverse, then, will bring the hikers back to the chair-lift station.

"Unnamed" Off-piste Itinerary
This path, as well, starts from the station of the Costaccia-Tagliede chair-lift, at an elevation of 2358 meters. The descent faces east and it features a 500 meter height loss with 45° slopes. The very beautiful and super fun descent is rather steep; it starts by the avalanche fences and it enters a precipitous slope. At its bottom the skiers will get to a dense woods that leads to the ski tracks above Livigno. With a traverse it is possible to get back to the chair-lift.

"Unnamed" Off-piste Itinerary
This super fun and "hidden" ski ride starts from the top station of the Valandrea-Vetta chair-lift, at an elevation of 2612 meters. The path faces east and it features a 900 meter height loss on 35° slopes.
Taking the main ski track from the chair-lift station, a short stretch leads to the start of a marvelous open slope. The freeriders will ski down through it until they will reach the avalanche fences before entering another definitely steep slope. While the ski run proceeds wonderful, the woods gets sparser and the path heads for the village that is reached crossing beautiful and comfortable meadows.

Off-piste Paravalanghe ("Avalanche Fences")
This freeride descent develops through a long itinerary that offers several possible paths. It starts from an elevation of 2800 meters (from the top station of the Blesaccia II chair-lift) and it faces east. It features a 1000 meter height loss and 30° slopes. The freeriders will start on the ski track under the line of the chair-lift for a short stretch and they will reach a beautiful slope. The stupendous descent starts heading for the bottom of the valley and it leads to a comfortable couloir squeezed between the avalanche fences. With no obligated path, then, the skiers will cross a very beautiful woods and they will reach an easy and super fun slope that will bring them back to the village.

Price for the off-piste skiing in Valtellina to the Costaccia ski area

€ 300 - Price up to 2 persons

€ 330 - Price up to 3 persons

€ 360 - Price up to 4 persons

Where to meet your mountain guide for the off-piste skiing experience

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Cable Car Carosello 3000
    Via Saroch, 1242/G
    23041 Livigno, SO
  • Meeting time 8.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 46°31'16.8"N 10°07'23.7"E
  • Transfer There are no transfers from the meeting point to the excursion site.

What to bring

  • Freeride skis
  • Freeride ski boots
  • Telescopic poles
  • Crampons
  • Ski helmet
  • Avalanche kit
  • Avalanche backpack

What you need to know

  • Participants Anyone over the age of 16, with an adequate level of training and fitness, can participate in this experience.
  • Under 18 Minors under the age of 18, if unaccompanied, require a waiver of liability from the parent or guardian of the child, that must be given to the guide before the excursion begins.
  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Skipass The excursion requires the skipass, which is not included in the price, and may be purchased at the ski-lift ticket offices in the departure area.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Moderate terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are moderate. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a mountain guide in Livigno for an off-piste skiing in Valtellina to the Costaccia ski area, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the off-piste skiing excursion.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the activity.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide and all the contact information.