NAME: Piergiorgio Vidi 
NICKNAME: Pier 
BIRTHDAY: 19 April 1969 
HOME: Madonna di Campiglio 
DISCIPLINES: Ski Mountaneering, Ski Touring, Alpine Ski 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Italian Ski Mountaineering Champion 1991 
  • Alpine Guide Instructor, Alpine Ski Coach, Ski Mountaineering Coach

ABOUT ME:  

  • What MOMENT do you ski for? 

I love ski mountaineering because it is a beautiful sport where you spend whole days face to face with the mountain. 

MORE:  

  • How do you recharge your batteries for the next challenge?  

I am fortunate to live in a wonderful location, so it is enough to look at the mountains! 

  • What’s your favorite quote? Why does this quote resonate with you?  

Rest is not rest, but the effort to change is rest! 
This is the phrase of a strong mountaineer, Bruno Detassis. I like it a lot because it really reflects my person. 

  • How do you conquer difficult situations?  

With experience and reflecting, I’ve learned that giving up is not an act of cowardice. 

  • What sacrifices have you had to make to get to where you are today and were they worth it?  

Fortunately, I did not have to make too many sacrifices. Unfortunately I chose to leave school early to dedicate myself to the mountains. If I were able to return to the choice, I would not do it again. 

  • How does your mindset (or attitude) influence your performance?  

My current performance is related to safety. I don’t let myself be influenced by others. I try to maintain a safety threshold that is always high. 

  • What do you do when you aren’t skiing?  

I climb a lot and I’ve done a lot of road cycling in the last few years. 

  • What strategy do you use to overcome pressure and stress for optimum performance?  

I think a lot about the possible consequences of the choices I have to make, and I choose those where security is the greatest.