history and tradition
I was born on 19 July 1964 in Malborghetto Valbruna in the province of Udine. I started my skiing career very young with the ski club Monte Lussari.
In 1982 I joined the group of skiers Fiamme Gialle, achieving good results at national level. One factor that set me apart from all other athletes was my dedication to the care of the materials. This led me to a choice – initially a bit difficult and partly forced by the Guardia di Finanza and the then racing director of the Italian national team, Mario Azzità, –, which over time gave me a lot of satisfaction.
Therefore at the age of 23 I decided
to finish my career as a professional athlete and start a new life – that of the skiman.
I've done a lot of work. My first experience was with the Nordic Combined A team, with great results.
I had great masters, such as Ferdinando Longoborghi and the late Paolo Manfredini, who taught me a lot especially in the early years where you have to “make your bones”. After a year with the Nordic combined I switched to cross-country skiing – initially with the Team B, then immediately with the Team A, where I saw numerous champions pass – from De Zolt, Polvara, Walder and Ploner to Vanzetta, Albarello, Fauner, Valbusa, Zorzi and Dicenta. And in the women's field Dicenta, Belmondo, Paruzzi, Valbusa and many others. What a pleasure to see them win thanks to also my work. Often the work of the technicians is overlooked, but I assure you that it is very tiring and requires a great deal of sacrifice. I will never forget the hours after hours spent in the dark winters of the north testing skis, together with my great friend Roberto Gal.
Sacrifices which, however, were repaid by the sound of results. This job allowed me to travel the world, maybe not enjoying it completely, since most of the time we were on skis. But I still have great memories. Surely the most beautiful are those of the 9 Olympics and 17 World Championships in which I participated as a skiman.
(On the photo: Giorgio Vanzetta, Stefano Vuerich, Maurilio De Zolt, Marco Albarello, Silvio Fauner 1994)
After the Olympics of Salt Lake City
and having held this position for 18 years, I decided to leave the Italian team and also to leave the Guardia di Finanza – starting my freelance business by opening my own laboratory. Which over time has evolved both in terms of the same, but especially in terms of machinery. We currently have Mantec, Wintersteiger, Svecom and Tecnopower numerically controlled micro-rifling machines – the last one built in two years of work with my advices (the only one in Italy).
(On the photo: Giorgio Vanzetta, Stefano Vuerich, Maurilio De ZoltOttobre 2020)
Naturally, the stone grinds must be studied and tested on the field on a daily basis. From years of trials and tests we have also evolved in the international field of alpine skiing, where already in the first World Cup races our facilities allowed some athletes to grab their first podiums. Not to mention the countless medals at the Olympics and World Championships in cross-country skiing.
We strive to work and improve day by day, to ensure the best for all athletes of all levels – from the World Cup to amateurs and beginners.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 8:30-12 a.m. and form 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Corso Dolomiti 23b, I-38037 Predazzo (TN)
Phone: +39 0462 501903
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