40 years

of ski passion

We are a small exclusive group of top professional ski instructors in Cortina d’Ampezzo with the purpose to offer high quality ski lessons. We have concentrated our activity on private lessons, for pupils of all ages, and on small classes courses of any level, for the youngest one’s.

It doesn’t matter which level or what age, we have the purpose of getting the best out of everyone.

The beginning

The Azzurra Cortina Ski School was established in December of 1979, thanks to the purpose of four ski instructors and formers of the Italian National Ski Team.

The purpose was to create a ski school of prestige, with instructors who have had very successful athletic careers and a technical formation of top level.

Our philosophy

Not only ski instructors who have been part of the major and minor national teams become part of our school, but also former athletes, federal trainers and instructors, specialized ski instructors and mountain guides.

Our beliefs

  • Passion
  • Professionalism
  • Technical skills
  • Territorial knowledge
  • Empathy

Our Champions

  • Bruno Alberti, winner of 6 titles of Italian Ski Champion and participant to the Olympic Games, winner of one edition of the famous ” Kandahr “Kitzbuhel, trainer for many years of the Italian National Ski, ” spirit ” of our ski school;
  • Gildo Siorpaes, another Italian Ski champion and trainer of the Italian Ski Team, has been always the great “engine” of the school;
  • Giovanni Dibona, Italian Ski Champion in Slalom, personage of relief in the international ski world;
  • Renzo Zandegiacomo: it has gained 2 titles of Italian Ski Champion of Giant Slalom and has made part of the famous ” blue avalanche”, the famous successful Italian Ski Team of Gustav Thoeni and Piero Gros. He has gained the title of Italian Ski Instructor champion for 8 times, World Ski Instructor champion for 1 time; he won once the title of World Champion at the World Military Ski Championship, too.
  • Walter Dimai gained once the tiltle of Italian Juniors Ski Champion.
  • Alberto Ghezze: 1 world title at the Universiade, former head of the Italian Women’s Ski Team;
  • Edoardo Zardini: 1 podium and 9 top 30 placings in the World Cup;
  • Moreover, these instructors has gained the title of Italian Ski Instructor Champion:
    • Giovanna Tiezza (7 times, 1 world-champion title);
    • Barbara Frizzarin (3 times);
    • Carmen Rosoleni, Mara Tiezza and Nicola Cherubin (1 time).

Our ski instructors

In our team you will have the opportunity to ski with some of the best Italian skiers of the last 20 years who took part at the Winter Olympics, Ski World Championships and Ski World Cup. Our ski Instructors are not only people with high skills in alpine skiing, but also people with a huge passion for this sport and for the snow.

Walter Sartori - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Walter Sartori

Ski Instructor

Languages: English Federal level 3 coach – Specializations: carving, telemark, children Qualification: director Aspiring mountain guide and rescue technician

Alberto Albi Ghezze - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Alberto “Albi” Ghezze

Ski Instructor

Languages: English Former coach Female Italian Ski Team – STF teacher – Cortina 2021 Sport manager

Rachele Menardi - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Rachele Menardi

Ski Instructor

Languages: English Specialized doctor in pediatrics

Antonio Turati - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Antonio Turati

Ski Instructor

Language: English Attending the Faculty of Economics and Foreign Trade at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.

Simone Girardi - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Simone Girardi

Ski Instructor

Languages: English 2nd level Federal Coach – CNSAS Volunteer

Walter Dimai - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Walter Dimai

Ski Instructor

Languages: German 3rd level Federal Coach – Former National Team athlete

Francesca Siorpaes - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Francesca Siorpaes

Ski Instructor

Languages: English, German and Spanish Ex Azzurra C

Tiziano Cipriano - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Tiziano Cipriano

Ski Instructor

Languages: English and German Director qualification

Alessandro Dalto - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Alessandro Dalto

Ski Instructor

Attending the Faculty of Business Administration at Ca’ Foscari in Venice.

Martina Dandrea - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Martina Dandrea

Ski Instructor

3rd level federal coach – STF athletic trainer Specializations: teaching children – Degree in Motor Sciences

Walter Girardi - Ski Instructor - Azzurra Ski School - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Walter Girardi

Director

Languages: English, German and Spanish Former national instructor and President of AMSI Veneto

Fabio Larese - Ski Instructor - Scuola Sci Azzurra - Cortina d'Ampezzo
Fabio Larese

Ski Instructor

National Instructor – 3nd Level Federal Coach

Who needs wings when you have skis?

Azzurra Cortina Ski School

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