More than a Skischool

Records of the Ski School Selva – Taled skier in Val Gardena


Since the very first beginning of its activity in the early 1930s, the ski school has always contributed to form and help talented skiers, impossible not to mention champions such as Hans Nogler, Otto Glück, Felix Denicolò, Gerhard Mussner, Carlo Senoner, Mauro Bernardi, Alex Giorgi, Werner Perathoner e Peter Runggaldier.
Many former italian national ski team members are now ski instructors working in our ski school and they are always happy to have the chance to teach our guests all what they learned during their agonistic activity. Roby Bernardi, Giorgio Callegari, Katiuscia Demez, Leila Demez, Felix Denicolò, Christine Gruber, Ivan Mahlknecht (Free-style), Carl Mussner, Robert Perathoner, Eugen Runggaldier (Sci di Fondo), Hermann Runggaldier, Arnold Senoner, Murer Matteo are only a few of them.

RECORDS:

1) MOST REWARDED ITALIAN SKI SCHOOL
The Ski School Selva Val Gardena has won 24 Ski Instructors Italian Championship and is the most rewarded italian Ski School.




2)
GUINNESS WORLD RECORD: THE LONGEST SKI EVER
Plan de Gralba 08.04.2000
101 Ski instructors ski for 308 meters on a ski 104,8 meters long. The previous record belonged to the Swiss Ski School Arosa, 64 instructors moved a ski 58 meters long.
Technical Data: The skis were made of wood by an Austrian factory. They were 16 cm wide and 6cm thick. 12.500 screws were used to fix 101 bindings on the skis.



3) GUINESS WORLD RECORD: WORLD BACKFLIP RECORD – 56 consecutive backflips

The ski instructors of the three traditional Ski Schools of Val Gardena and the athletes of the Freeride Club Val Gardena are the new backflip world champions: 56 backflips in 10 minutes.

On the night of 3rd February 2008 the ski instructors Günter Perathoner from the Ski & Board School Selva Gardena and Patrick Pattori from the Ski School Ortisei, with Stefan Schenk and Andreas Bacher from the Freeride Club Valgardena managed to establish a new Backflip Guinness World Record, which was formerly registered in 2006 in Austria by Christian Reacvec who did 29 jumps in 10 minutes.

The new record was registered by Andreas Bacher who did 56 jumps in 10minutes, followed by Stefan Schenk (54 jumps), Patrick Pattori (53 jumps) e Günter Perathoner (35 jumps).

The Team repeatedly jumped the 7 jumps on the slope at Freina supported by a huge crowd of curious tourists enchanted also by the snowfall, which did not manage to stop the athletes.

This special event was opened by the torch descent of the 150 instructurs and the show organized by the Ski School of Selva, St. Christina and Ortisei. The slope Freina was breathtaking, the torches of the instructors, the lights, the music and the jumps enlightened by big luminous spheres happened to turn that night into the magic night of the record!