Roberto Bonavita – Race Coach
Favorite Slopes: La Gran Risa at La Villa (Val Badia ITA), Grande Finale at Reiterhalm (AUT). In Cervinia: Cielo Alto n°21
Favorite Quotes: “To become a great athlete training every day is not essential… But it helps!”
Languages: English, French, Italian
Degree: Economy and Business
AMSI Maestro di sci (Italian Ski Instructor Association)
AMSI Federal Coach 3° level
CONI 3° level Coach (National Olympic Commitee Italy)
European Union Expert Outdoor Sport 8th Level S.
Technical Director A.S.I.A.
Roby started ski instructing in 1987, after a few years of competitions on the national and international circuit. During the first few seasons he alternated his winter life with the university committments, taking a degree in Economics and business as well as working as Uni researcher for a few years after that.
From 1991 his ski career changed as he was one of the founders of the Liguria region ski instructor commitee as well as becoming a ski instructor examiner for the italian association. He was also member of the board for the regional committee of Liguria.
Across the 90s he worked as developer and promoter for Nordica, Head and Tyrolia. He has been the Turnalpe ski school Director in France for a good part of the decade.
In the middle of the early 2000, after a long experience as examiner and director within the Italian education system he started a new adventure with A.S.I.A. and the national albanian team. In the decade that followed, despite the lack of funding, the team was able to qualify athletes towards Four Olympic Games (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018). As well as towards Three World Championships (2013, 2015, 2017). They also took part to a number of races in the World Cup circuit.
Roby still works with his athletes on such international level. Race coaching is his main job, as he also trains master and junior athletes for their regional and national circuits. Roby also still trains italian ski instructors towards the AMSI entry tests and Euro test.
Setting up gates pretty much everyday for the last 20 years, today we work together preparing instructors for the Euro Test and ISIA test. Training runs through us and with the support of at least another of our coaches each year in dedicated weeks. All instructors can participate, with priority to those who are already booked onto one of our ski instructor courses.
Passionate musician, you can find Roby at the Red Dragon Bar in Cervinia every wednesday playing jazz and fusion music with his trio band.