Sergio Gabbio is one of the guides that started the free ride paradise in Alagna. He knows every corner of Monte Rosa. He says: “I was born in Alagna on the 12 January 1956 and have been skiing since the tender age of 4 and when I was 6 I used to ski to school every day, because I lived in the high lying hamlets of Alagna. After primary school, I went to high school in a very grey city and completed my studies with difficulty, because the mountain was my world. For this reason, I took advantage of the compulsory military service to complete courses for a ski touring instructor and later, completing the courses for an Alpine guide. In the 80’s I started discovering a new dimension of experiencing the mountain: steep skiing. I descended the south face of Mont Rosa for the first time on short skis, using ropes and ice screws. This helped me to understand the immense ski potential of Mont Rosa. I started working on some off piste and adventure ski programmes, opening the doors to the first foreign agencies singling out only clients adapted for this type of sports.
Love and passion for the mountain are the ingredients of my life, with the most satisfying element of transmitting them.