Hometown: Allein, Aosta Valley, Italy
Currently resides: Great-Saint-Bernard - Courmayeur, Mont Blanc, Italy
Current sponsors: Backcountry Access, K2 Snowboarding, Level Gloves, Bollé
Born in the Aosta Valley, a small alpine region in Northwest Italy, Ettore Personnettaz has always been drawn to the mountains. His love of the mountains, and specifically the snow, led him to explore freestyle and freeride snowboarding, and become a National Snowboard Instructor. Now, Ettore focuses on the backcountry, where he loves to discover new routes and first descents. Wanting to share his passion for the mountains and adventure, Ettore and a group of friends founded the organization, White Experience. Their group works with Italian youth to promote a respect for the mountains and a good approach to snowboarding.