I was born in Susa on 2nd January 1977 and have always lived in Sauze d’Oulx. I have been a ski instructor since 1997 and during my training I also specialised in snowboard instruction. I have taught both ski and snowboarding right from the start of my career. Both my uncles, Giorgio and Marco are ski instructors and they taught me a lot, from taking my first steps on skis as a child to encouraging me to do my very best in my profession as a ski intructor.
The ski school I worked for up until last year has always had a majority of foreign clients. This has helped me improve my English so now I have a very good command of spoken English which enables me to establish a good relationship with my clients. As well as being able to teach in English I have maintained good friendships which have enabled me to visit England and Scotland.
Between 2005 and 2006 the ski school where I worked collaborated with Sauze Project. This was a very important period for me due to the fact that I had the possibility of working with various disabled skiers. It was not only a question of technical experience but also one of the most humane and rewarding experiences in my professional career.
I got married in 2008 and have two children, Enrico was born in 2007 and Carlo in 2011. I have taught both of them to ski and will also shortly teach them snowboarding. Enrico is a member of Sauze d’Oulx Ski Club whilst Carlo attends various ski school courses which are just as good but obviously less demanding for a four year old. My wife is Slovakian, we met in Sauze whilst she was working a winter season. I have tried to teach her to ski several times but there are certain things a husband cannot, or more importantly, should not do, if you do not want to risk ruining your marriage!
A few years ago whilst looking for new challenges and on the advice of alpine guide Alberto Bolognesi, I decided to try telemark, especially in my spare time.
Seeking to improve my technique I decided to study so I could teach telemark.