LAS INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA - ALTA BADIA, DOLOMITES
There are versatile skiers and then there is Arianna Tricomi. Evolving from genre to genre with grace, from alpine racing to telemark, slopestyle to big mountain freeriding, Arianna is truly a multitalented mountain athlete. She’s a three-time Freeride World Tour champion, speaks five languages, is a qualified physiotherapist, surfs almost as well as she skis and was voted European skier of the year (2018). But ask Arianna to describe herself and she’ll simply say “skier”.
Born in Corvara, Italy, the heart of the Dolomites, Arianna learned to ski at age 3 from her mother, an Olympic and World Cup skier who showed Arianna all the fun ways to ascend and descend mountains, but never pushed the sport on her daughter. Arianna started telemark skiing at age 6 and ski racing shortly after. With air awareness and an ability to spin, she was competing in slopestyle competitions by the time she was 16. But it’s the steep faces and untamed lines of the big mountains where Arianna found she can best display her style. For Arianna, skiing is about personal interpretation, and hers is one worth watching. She started competing and winning freeride competitions in 2013 and in 2015, she qualified for the Freeride World Tour. One of the few women incorporating tricks into her lines (first ever woman to spin in a FWT comp) Arianna placed third overall in her first 2 years on the tour. In 2018, Arianna won three out of the five FWT events and finished in first place overall. She repeated the feat twice more in 2019 and 2020.
The Italian now lives in Innsbruck, where she appreciates the diversity of terrain, easy access to skiing (and mountain biking and hiking in the summer) and the motivated and healthy community of mountain lovers. While she dreams of traveling around the world and filming, she appreciates skiing the Alps and setting goals close to home.
- Three-time FWT champion
- Becoming a physical therapist
- European Skier of the Year, 2018