Started working for The Rookie Academy in: 2008? not quite sure now……
Home Mountain: anywhere with trees, powder and a good lunch
Qualifications: NZSIA Examiner, Italian Maestro di Sci, Swiss level III (patente), NZMSC Avalanche level 1
Countries where have you worked: New Zealand, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland
Favourite resort: Bruson (Switzerland) on a powder day
Career Highlight: getting a job as off-piste guide and coach in Verbier
Other Interests: ski mountaineering, surfing, painting
Originally from Italy, Gherardo moved to New Zealand in 1999 and he’s been training and working back-to-back seasons ever since.
He is a current NZSIA Ski Examiner and has been a member of NZSIA Demo Team at 2011 Interski.
He spends the Northern Hemisphere winters in the European Alps training instructors and off-piste guiding in Verbier (Switzerland).
His name is too complicated for many, so most people just call him ‘G’.
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