Name: Manuel Bortolas
Qualifications: Snowsport England qualified rollerski instructor (assessment passed, just awaiting final issuance of license)
Experience: 'I'm from italy and I've been living in London for two years. I am from a small village called Pragelato, 90km from Turin, which in 2006 was the site of the Winter Olympic Games. Since I was 6 years old, I skied, first downhill then cross country and biathlon. I have also taken part in many races national and international. Since 2010, I have been a cross country ski instructor and trainer'.
Instructing / Coaching experience in Italy:
2011-2013 Assistant Director Cross Country School Pragelato
2011 Italian Cross Country Level 2 Coaching Award
2010 Italian Cross Country ski Instructor
2010-2012 Ski Club Sestriere Athlete, Regional and National Races Competitor
2010-2012 Ski Club Sestriere Coach and Trainer
Experience as an athlete:
'From 1999 until now I have participated in national and international cross country, biathlon and Alpine skiing ski races. I have also performed in Alpine running competitions. In all of these I have achieved podium places including coming first in the Coppa Italia (2005) individual biathlon event and biathlon relay.'
Ski Marathon Race results:
Ski Touring Race results:
2011 “Ferrino Team Highlab 6” to the 18th Mezzalama Trophy, 45th position, 6h25'
Mountain Running Race results (Sky Races):
2011 “Corri Forte” Fenestrelle Italy (Race up 4,000 Fort Steps, pic below left) 3rd