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Ski school / Our athletes

Marcello VARALLO,

born in Milano on 8th October 1947:

He begins his sports career while he is in the forces. Two years later he celebrates his first successes and joins the Italian Skiing Team from 1967 to 1974 where he achieves excellent results.

In 1970 he is 5th in the World Cup Race in Val Gardena; the following year he wins the pre-Olympic race at Sapporo in Japan. In 1972 he takes part in the Olympic Games and is 10th. This is his best racing season: he is 3rd n Val d'Isere, 4th at Kitzbühel and twice 2nd at Garmisch Partenkirchen. These successes confirm he is the best downhill skier in the Italian team. In 1973 he is 3rd in the World Cup Championship, after Colombin and Russi.

The memory he likes best? "The presentation of prizes at Sapporo, where 100,000 Japanese were looking at me and clapping their hands. When the Italian flag was hoisted and our anthem played, I was extremely touched."

Marcello Varallo, owner and manager of the Hotel Ladinia in La Villa, has been organising the famous Giant Slalom in Alta Badia since 1980 and has been the President of the Tourism Board of Alta Badia for many years.


born in Badia on 27th August 1936:

As early as in 1958 Edoardo Agreiter, who is running for the Fiamme Gialle of Predazzo, wins the downhill race of the 3rd category in the Italian Championship.

But it's in the following year that Edoardo Agreiter makes history: He achieves the world speed record at the Gran Premio Alma in Sestriere, beating Zeno Colò: 160.765 km/h.

The following year he even improves the record reaching 173 km/h.

From 1960 to 1963 he is a member of the Italian Skiing Team: he is among the best five at the Tre-Tre Race in
Madonna di Campiglio
and among the best ten in the national races. In 1960 Edoardo Agreiter obtains the FISI membership
and becomes a "P.O.60" as he is made a member of the Gruppo Probabili for the Olympic Games in Squaw Valley.