At the age of 2 and a half I was already doing alpine skiing and loved the snowy winter in the Engadin. I switched to cross-country skiing only by chance. Because my toes were twisted inwards, my doctor recommended I do sports like skating, ballet, or horse riding to turn my feet out. As an active child, I really enjoyed doing that, but most of all I liked downhill skiing.
When I was at primary school, my sisters Elisa and Aita were born and everything changed. Luckily, my mother explained to me that babies cannot ski and that they cannot get on the slopes with the stroller. So that is what made me switch from alpine to cross-country skiing, where the trail is almost next to the winter hiking trail. I was allowed to go to the children's training and it was great to spend time with them. I soon took part in my first competition and was selected by my youth ski club to the regional squad and onto the national team.