Ski Race Club Alta Badia

Ski Race Club Alta Badia (formerly Sci Club Ladinia) is an historical Italian ski race club located in Alta Badia, in the heart of the Dolomites. The Dolomite mountains are included in the UNESCO world's protected natural paradises and are among the most beautiful mountains in the world. Founded in 1946, we rank among the best in Italy: over the years our athletes won countless national, international and World Cup competitions, feeding numerous athletes to the national ski team, in Alpine skiing, Cross country skiing and snowboard. For the last 30 years, Sci Club Ladinia has been organizing one of the “Classics” in the Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup: the “Gran Risa” Giant Slalom and the night Parallel Giant. We also run DC4SKI, a European project supported by the European Commission ERASMUS-Sport aimed at innovate in ski training.

Academy Leadership

Stefan Thaler is the President of the Ski Club. A former member of the National Ski team and Italian Alpine Ski National Champion, he is a Federal ski instructor, and Vice President of the Ski World Cup.

Thomas Valentini is our TD and U16 Head Coach. He was the Athletic Director of the Men's National Ski Team. He is a federal instructor, a member of the Federal Ski Academy and Alpine Director for the South Tyrol.


Federiga Bindi Ph.D. is our Academic Director and head of admissions. She is a professor of International Relations, and a USSA coach. a former racers, she and her family split time between Italy and the US and Alta Badia.  

Martina Sverzellati is the Academy Secretary, in addition to being the head Coach for our little ones. She attended the Sports Accademy Oberschulzentrum in Mals and she has BA in  Sports and Events

Massimo Longhi  is our FIS Head Coach. He is a Alpine ski instructor  and coach since 1998. 

As FIS Head Coach, he lead our racers win over a dozen National titles and well as silver medal at the EYOF.

Alessandro Bortot will be coaching U16, after having spent the last year with the National Team. He has a wide international experience, including coaching in Australia

Jhonatan Longhi is our U14 Head Coach. Born in Brazil and raised in Italy, Jhonny raced for Brazil in three Olympic games and the Ski World Cup. But by his own admission he loves coaching more than racing!

Marco Frilli is also a former racer serving as Assistant U14 coach. Marco also has a degree in Media and Communication and also serves as Hall Director for our students-athletes.

Other staff

Valentin Piffrader is our mental Coach. Educated in Austria, Valentin lives in Brunico and si working with our athletes, coaches and parents

Seppl Zingerle, a former P.E. professor, is our athletic trainer. he is father to two or our World Cup and Europe Cup National team members, Alex and Johannes.

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