Cervino Ski school
The Cervino ski school was founded in 1936: 5 instructors make up its core. The road had arrived there in 1935 and thus Cervinia had just been created. At that time the royal family resided for months at the feet of the Matterhorn (Cervino), with their guests, including some representing the great European Families; and it was the era of the first races on the snow between the historical university teams from Oxford and Cambridge.
Next came the war and with it all activity sank into forced oblivion, this happened to the school as well. The town returned to life right after 1945 and skiing witnessed an unstoppable development.
Styles and champions followed each other without interruption. The great Zeno Colò established a great downhill record on the Ventina slope.
Leo Gasperl, trainer for the national team for years, with his style combining elegance and speed, spent his time on some experiments.
He could be seen struggling with the flights produced by the Tirringmantel technique, the white cloak which let skiers suspend their jump until they were almost flying.
From snowploughing to parallel turns the Cervino ski instructors passed down and continue to pass down their styles and elegance. Their excellent clients have included Onassis, Niarkos, Von Karajan, the Queen of Holland, Tyrone Power, Aga Kahn and many other figures of Italian and foreign show business.
Instructors available for snowboarding, snowblading, telemark, carving, fun-carving and ski mountaineering
Spoken languages: Italian, French, English, German, Spanish, Russian