The Alta Badia - Aprica Ski Academy is born out of the experience of the Alta Badia Ski Academy and of GB World, coupled with a deep knowledge of European, American, and international ski race environments.
We are a small non-commercial program, with two different home-bases in the Italian Alps in the areas of the Milano-Cortina 20226 Olympics: the Dolomites and the Bormio region - in order to best respond to our athletes needs and skills and to privilege quality and individual attention.
Our coaches and staff have extensive experience across all continents and are the best to advise you on how to best achieve your goals, be it the Olympics or NCAA D1 College.
Massimo Longhi is our FIS Head Coach and our most experienced coach, having send dozens of athletes to the National Team, winning among others a silver medal at the EYOF.
Giorgio Marchesini is the Irish Ski Federation’s Head Coach. He previously led the FIS camp (a joint training center of small nations and the Argentina Ski National Team. HE comes to the project with a vast international experience first a racer and then as a coach
Alain Pini started ski racing at 6, achieving important accomplishments and results in his career. In 2008, he became a ski instructor, then a level III ski coach III and a National Instructor.
In 2013 he founded GB Ski Club for which he also serves as Alpine Director.
Richard Rokos will guest coach for us at given times. He has been University of Colorado Alpine Skiing’s Head Coach for over 30 years, winning 8 national championships, 43 individual champions and 225 All-Americans
Davide Sesini (aka Seso) began racing at 9 and quickly rose through the ranks, specializing in speed events. A ski instructor and ski coach, he has a degree in PE and Sports from the University of Milan.
Executive Director & Academic Advisor
Dr. Federiga Bindi is a university professor with appointments in both Italy and the US, and a USSA coach. A former racer, she lives with her family between Alta Badia and Colorado.
Ginevra Bonasia is a former athlete, a ski Instructor and coach. She was part of the divisional team and raced in Europe and South America. She is completing a BA in Sports Psychology.
Marco Biasci won the Italian Championships as early as U14, and later in Super G and SL, getting to 27.06 FIS points in GS and 22.57 in SL. Having quit racing because of injury, he became a ski instructor, and a coach so that he can continue to contribute to the sport he loves the most
Dr. Jim Taylor needs no presentation. He is the most well-known and well-respected sports psychologist, as well as a formers US Ski Team member
Maria Cristina Coccoluto is a Professor of Italian at the prestigious College of Europe and at the IIC in Bruxelles and is author of many books on teaching Italian.