The sport of speed skiing was born in the early decades of the 1900s, with the desire to prove the maximum speed achievable on skis, a prestigious discipline that recalls the names of important skiers such as Leo Gasperl, Zeno Colò and prestigious locations like Saint Moritz and Cervinia.
The first to break the 100 km/h record was Gustav Lantschner in 1930, and the 200 km/h record was broken by Steve McKinney in 1978.
Simone Origone is currently considered to be the greatest speed skiing champion of all time, with victory honours that count 3 speed records, 11 World Cups, 6 gold medals and one silver at world championships, 4 victories at the pro world championships and 6 victories at the Speed Master.
Simone continues to race with the goal of breaking the 260 km/h barrier.
Younger brother Ivan Origone has followed in his footsteps, and can boast the current speed record of 254.958 km/h, 2 world cups, 1 gold medal and one silver at the world championships.
They are both ski instructors. Simone is also an alpine guide, and in 2014 he participated in the K2 expedition, K2 - 60 Years Later. They are ready to accompany you in trail or off-trail skiing or on excursions on Monte Rosa.