Our GUIDES

Most of our trips are guided by one of the guides listed below. Depending on the demand of a given trip, extra guides may be used to meet the needs of the trip and keep our client-to-guide ratios low. Any guide working with Valbruna Travel will be highly qualified and experienced. All the individuals listed here are carefully chosen and their contribution to Valbruna Travel is much appreciated by us and our guests!

 
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Marco tonazzi

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kristina koznick

Born in Apple Valley, Minnesota, Kristina learned to ski and race at the modest Buck Hill ski area in her hometown of Burnsville, a suburb south of Minneapolis.

Kristina has six World Cup victories, 20 podiums (all in slalom), and 55 top ten finishes (4 in giant slalom, 51 in slalom). She was the runner-up in the slalom season standings twice (19982002), and her best overall World Cup placing was 8th in the 2002 season.

Kristina competed in three Winter Olympics (19982006) Her last World Cup race was in February 2006, prior to the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, her last international event.

Following the 2000 World Cup season, a 24-year-old Koznick left the U.S. Ski Team and raced for the United States as an independent for the next six seasons, until her retirement. This set a precedent, as Bode Miller would later follow in her footsteps as an independent for two seasons in 2008 and 2009.

Kristina now has a beautiful family, lots of friends, and plays for the Vail Breakaways, a women's hockey team in Vail, CO.

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chris anthony

Chris Anthony is a Colorado native, University of Colorado graduate and longtime Vail resident.

For a good portion of his life Chris has competed at an international level in both cycling and skiing. For more than 27 years, Chris has traveled as a member of the Warren Miller film team as both an athlete and host of the nationally acclaimed film tour. During his career Chris has free-lanced for several publications, co-authored a guidebook, commissioned and wrote a screenplay, and hosted and produced several television and film projects.

Chris has been booked for hundreds of speaking engagements and started a consulting and guide business. He has also volunteered thousands of hours for a number of charitable organizations and along the way, raised over a million dollars on their behalf prior to building his own youth outreach project that has impacted over 70,000 students to date.

Piero Thoeni

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Fausto Plank

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