Oreste has skied with us on Mindful Mountains trips over the past few years, both in Val d’Isere and in the Valmalenco region near Sondrio where he lives. Oreste owns and runs the Refuge Ventina where we base one of our Ski Touring weeks in late April. He is a trusted off piste skiing buddy of mine having both ski mountaineered and descended most of the North facing steep higher slopes around the Val d’Isere and Tignes area.
Oreste is a fully qualified international ski teacher gaining his certification through the respected Italian Maestro di Sci organisation. He speaks fluent English and teaches skiing in English during the winter season which he spends in Val d’Isere, returning to open the Refuge Ventina in mid-April. He is an accomplished ski tourer and off piste skier, someone whom I feel safe with in even the most extreme terrain.
See Refugio Ventina here.