Balz Arrigoni was born in Switzerland — which happens to be a great place to learn to ski! Ski racing became a part of his life when he was eight years old. Unfortunately, his skiing career was cut short by several knee injuries. The love of the sport of ski racing continued and he used that drive to work with young athletes to pursue a coaching career in Switzerland. He completed Level Expert with Swiss
Ski. Balz came to the US in 1995 and founded Arrigoni Woods and also found his wife Christina in
1998. He was involved with coaching the Buddy Werner program and later also with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. Balz and Christina have two boys who are proud members of SSCV.