Meet the team
Get to know Roberto
One of the two Italian’s on the team, Roberto has been skiing before he could even walk, having been born into a family of ski instructors, his father taught him the tricks of the trade. Growing up in the ‘invisible’ ski resort of Alps Paglio e Betulle, he started racing at the age of 6 and won his first international race in 1996. Roberto began teaching in 2007 before becoming a federal race coach in 2009 and has since added specialising in telemarking to his skill set. He has been a Marma-lad since 2014 and has his own cycling tour business around the beautiful Lake Como in the summer as well as being a qualified mechanic and a jack of all trades!
Describe your perfect day on the mountain.
The best day for me is a day when I can use my telemark stuff and go telemark the mountain. Go hiking and off-piste. That for me is great day!
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee. I am Italian why would you ask me that question! I know nothing about your tea…
What do you most like about being a ski instructor?
Easy question. I get to meet so many different people from so many different countries and I get to work with what it is I really like – which is skiing.
I grew up skiing, spent so much time ski racing and my whole family are ski instructors so its in the blood! If you come to my home in the winter you’ll find nobody there – my father, sister and myself are all away teaching skiing somewhere.
What is your favourite lunch?
Very tough. Pasta most likely! No idea. But favourite dessert is easy – Tiramisu. I love Tiramisu. I will be making lots for you this winter. Just 35-40 minutes is all it takes.
What is your summer job and location?
I used to be a mechanic as my father had a garage but this last few years there has not been enough work for both of us so I have been looking into other work during the summers. Whatever I can find – a builder, a barman. I can do many things.
If you could have one super power what would it be?
Flying. Then I can fly to the top of the mountain before skiing back down.
Favourite ski resort and why?
There are so many good ski resorts!
I always miss Livignio which is where I started teaching skiing. I started there when I was 18 and I met so many good people there, had so many good parties and I have so many friends from that time that I could call my family so I always miss Livignio.
But if you talking about actual skiing then the 3 Valleys is one of the best places you can be. Or Adelboden in Austria.
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