We visited the Italian resort Livigno last season to ride some deep powder. One of the reasons we ended up in Livigno was their very progressive freeriding policy. That's has been different in the past (freeriding was long forbidden in Livigno when the avalanche danger was three or higher and also in the rest of Italy at times it remains unclear where you as a freerider should be aware of), but they changed that policy a couple of seasons ago. It is about informing rather than prohibiting.
I already told Fabiano Monti of the Livigno Freeride project two years ago that they were an expample to other resorts in the Alps. And I'm not the only one. On the "Skipass Modena, a major trade fair in Italy, Livigno has been voted 'best freeride resort in Italy'.
The fact that they write their own avalanche forecasts focused entirely on Livigno (also in English), that you can attend meetings where you can learn more about avalanche safety, that there are several avalanche checkpoints in the area, and that they organize a four-day Freeride Festival in January certainly contribute to that.
Let's hope that this recognition for LIvigno will inspire other Italian resorts to do more with freeriding. We are going back to Livigno this season. To ride some of those fine freeride routes, but to do a nice tour on the mountains around Livigno as well.