Ciao everyone, my name is Steph, and I live in the Cotian Alps in Italy, in a little place called Pragelato, 100km from Turin.
The mountains have always been my passion, and my whole life is based around mountain sports, and teaching respect for the mountains and the environment to others. My main loves are skiing, walking in the mountains,and nature, I also love rock climbing, and horse riding, I’m lucky because I’ve managed to base my work around my passions!
In the winter season, I work as a piste patroller for Pragelato Ski, a small ski station, below Sestriere. In the summer I work as a walking guide in collaboration with 2 other outdoor enthusiasts, we call ourselves Footsteps and Pedals. Dave is a mountain bike instructor, offering guided excursions, and a mountain bike school, Cristina, who does Nordic walking, and fitness, and myself, I run trekking, exploring the numerous historic trails in the area, exploring ancient alpine hamlets, spectacular forests of larch and stone pine, and colorful alpine meadows.
I also do nature excursions, with opportunities to spot the numerous wildlife that we have here, for example, mountain ibex, chamoix, red deer and golden eagles, (of course it’s never guaranteed that we will see them though!)