Alagna Ski Guides Team with you to discover Mountain Outdoor Activities in the Monte Rosa & beyond….

Alagna Guides off-piste skiing, freeride, mountaineering, climbing and trekking. Winter and Summer. We are a group of good friends, but also a Team of fully qualified Mountaineering and Ski Guides.

We are all self-employed, we like to work together because we have the same common passion and enthusiasm for what we do. Firstly we all love to ski but we also love all the mountain activities, the good food and good wine…

….and we all speak English!!

Meet the Alagna Ski Guides Team!

Paolo Paglino UIAGM Guide

Paolo Paglino

I was born in Valsesia in 1967. I live in Rassa, a pretty village in the South of The Monte Rosa. I successfully completed a selective UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide Course in Italy, the highest internationally recognized qualification for instruction and guiding in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, off-piste skiing and ski touring. I have been guiding in the Alps since 1993 and have professionally led treks and climbing expeditions in Nepal, South America and Africa. Since 1997 I also work as an examiner for the UIAGM/IFMGA Italian Mountain Guide School involved in tuition, guide safety, climbing and ski techniques. I speak Italian, English and French. I will help you to improve your knowledge of the mountains. I hope together we will have a great experience. Trips: Himalaya, Patagonia, Perù, Greenland, Africa, Scandinavia, and …. The Alps. I like: All mountain sports, to ski in powder, climbing at the seaside, pasta, pizza, fresh fish, good food and wine…… and gelato! I dislike: Driving the car, fast-food.

Gioele Poddine Alagna Ski Guides

Gioele Poddine

I’m definitely the youngest one of the team! I grew up in the shadow of Monviso where all my biggest dreams and desires originated. My ever-growing passion drove me to explore the Alps, from Monte Rosa to the Dolomites, and even the rocky mountains, from Devil’s Tower to Grand Teton and Yosemite. Step by step, in 2018 I began my journey to become an aspirant Mountain Guide and in 2021 I achieved to become a full qualified Mountain Guide. I’m always enthusiastic for every adventure ahead, whether I’m wearing crampons, climbing shoes or ski boots. What I love about being in the mountains is sharing moments with people I’m tied with, and grasp the essence of the environment around me. I strongly believe in the connections which mountains are able to create. My duty is to help you establishing these bonds in the best way possible.

Giuseppe Burlone Alagna Ski Guides

Giuseppe Burlone

Hallo, I am Giuseppe, born in 1968 at the foot of the Colli Novaresi, the green sofa where His Majesty Monte Rosa lie down. The couriosity for that white range moved my first steps in direction of what suddendly become a flirt, than a life style, and from 1996 my profession. Now I am IFMGA/UIAGM licenced guide, an Heli rescuer and… a sommelier! The roots into the wine world of Piedmont are still deep and strong, and, when the schedule of a tour includes an easy day, I feel very lucky to share the beauty of strolling trough rows and vineyards, looking at the white peaks from a new perspective. Skiing the untoutched powder requires strengh, sometimes walking with backcountry skis. But after that, the glass of Ghemme shared with our friends has the taste of paradise, Alagna freeride paradise!

Luigi Zignone Alagna Ski Guides

Luigi Zignone

I was born in Valsesia in 1989. Since I was a child I loved go to the mountains with my parents in all seasons, than when I grew up I began mountaineering, rock climbing and skiing: my favourite winter activity. A few years ago I moved to Aosta Valley and now I live in a little village near Aosta, so I started to explore this other beautiful valley rounded of mountains. The idea of being an alpine guide grew up in the last years and now I am an international Mountaineering and Ski Alpine Guide. When I’ll accompain you I’ll try to pass on my skills and knowledge in order to maximize your journey. On the mountains I lived some of my best experiences and now I hope to help living your’s: it will be great!

Tazio Ferrari Alpine Guide

Tazio Ferrari

Hello! I’m Tazio, nicknamed Spazio , i was born in 1984 in verbania on lago maggiore. I always went in mountain with my parents and like this begin my passion for them, and now it’s not only passion, it’s my profession!
After the graduation in geology sciences, i became a UIAGM IFMGA mountain guide. My home mountain are the Western Alps, especially the Ossola Valley on the east side of Monte Rosa; but i’ve been traveling the world for climbing, skiing, mountaneering, for paragliding and telemarking.

Andrea Tamilla Alagna Ski Guides

Andrea Tamilla

I was born in Valsesia in 1990 and now I live in a little hamlet of Alagna called Dosso. Thanks to my parents I started live my day in nature since I was a child and immediately I got sick of mountain. I have lived many adventures with my friends in Monte Rosa and in the Alps and I was also lucky to climb in fantastic places like Himalaya and Madagascar. In 2016 I finished my course of Aspirant and in 2019 Alpine Guide and now my passion has become also my profession. I hope to convey to you all the emotions that skiing, climb and drink beers after a good day with friend give to me!

Carlo Gabasio Alagna Ski Guides

Carlo Gabasio

I’m the most recent addition to this fantastic group of friends at Monte Rosa but, among them, I’m the first one to be born, or the oldest, as you like. I was born in Biella in 1958. From the garden of the house where I was born, I saw only a small tip of the Monte Rosa, and I was curious, climbing on the trees to try to see more, but it did not work. At age five, I started walking on the mountains above my town with my parents, and finally I saw that enormous wonder that is Monte Rosa. Since then I have no longer stopped walking in the mountains and since 1992 I become a qualified Mountain Guide UIAGM like all other friends of the Team, and since 1997 I am a mountain guide instructor for alpine guidance training. I have accompanied groups of mountaineers on all continents, I fell in love with South America, Patagonia in particular, and even more for the spicy food and the Cerveza.

Vale Tarana

Valentina Tarana

I was born in 1986 in Biella and as many other member of the team I grew up looking, just behind the town, the majesty of the south side of Monte Rosa and wondering about it. After the graduation in Philosophy, with a thesis on mountaineering, I start working as a chef in different mountain huts; I wanted to stay there where my heart beat, and I went around many valley, above all Valsesia. But after more then ten years working inside a kicthen I decide to move outside and try a different path. In 2019 I completed the course to become an Italian AMM (Medium Mountain Guide, Mountain Leader) and now I’m looking forward to guide you in this gorgeous place full of culture, art, and good food, called The Italian Alps. Meanwhile I look after the office of this amazing team.

Cristina Mornacchi

Hi, I’m Cristina, born in Verbania in 1983. I worked for years as an educator and neuropsychologist in several cities including Vigevano, Milan, Pavia, Padova .. but as soon as I could I went back to the beloved mountains of Lake Maggiore, where I grew up. The appeal of the mountain was strong and in 2015 I moved permanently to the place of origin in order to make my two passions, psychology and mountain, as profession. I followed local mountain guides in various activities (trekking, canyoning, via ferrata, rock climbing) as a psychologist / educator in team building works and mountain summer camps for children. In 2019 I attended the course to become professional AMM, Mountain Leader, with enrollment in the Regional Collegio of Piedmont professional mountain guides. It is a great pleasure for me to be part of this fantastic team and I hope to share with you soon our wonderful Alps and the well-being that you feel with a nice walk in their beautiful nature. Mountains, lived with safety and respect, can be for everyone.


Alagna Ski Guides is a Group of friends dedicated to promoting outdoor, mountain life. All are qualified and highly experienced and have an enthusiasic willingness to pass on their skills and knowledge. Your ski Holiday with a guide could include Ski Touring, Ski Safari, Freeride, Off-piste, Ice-climbing, Mountaineering, Rock climbing, Trekking, Hiking or a combination of some or all of these winter and summer activities. Each activity offers the ultimate mountain experience giving you the opportunity to enjoy the solitude of the mountains, untracked powder in winter and beautiful scenery.

Your Alagna Guides will be there to offer advice, information on conditions and being safe and will encourage you so you get the most out of your chosen winter or summer mountain sports.