Alessandro Pittin

I’m always motivated to do my best

Alessandro Pittin trains for cross-country skiing and Nordic Combined in Ramsau am Dachstein, Austria on December 6th, 2012
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Hi, my name is Alessandro Pittin. My discipline is Nordic combined. My friends call me Pitbull. I was born on 11 February 1990 in Tolmezzo, Italy. My special talent is video editing. My favourite food is pizza. My favourite music is AC/DC.


Alessandro Pittin is a guy with his feet on the ground. He grew up in a family extremely passionate about winter sports. Putting on his first pair of skis at the age of just three, Alessandro has never been far from the slopes since.

Following his dad, Stelio, and brother, Riccardo, Alessandro could often be seen shredding down the Zoncolano ski slope – the mountain he would later use for ski jump training. At the age of six, Pittin began competing in cross country competitions with the sport association Aldo Moro. But at the age of eight, his dad suggested that he should give ski jumping a go. From the first try Alessandro fell in love with it, and the rest is history. 

In his career so far Alessandro has won the Junior World Cup three times, and achieved a bronze medal at the 2010 Olympics Games in Vancouver, becoming the first Italian ever to win an Olympics medal in Nordic Combined.

Despite a hiatus from skiing after suffering a shoulder injury, Alessandro is now fully recovered, a regular fixture on World Cup podiums and is looking for his big career win. He says his biggest dream is to win an Olympic gold in his sport.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2015
    1. 3rd Place: FIS Nordic Combined World Cup

      Gundersen LH HS134/15.0K

      Oslo, Norway

  2. 2015
    1. 2nd Place: FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

      Gundersen NH HS100/10.0 km

      Falun, Sweden

  3. 2014
    1. 3rd Place: FIS World Cup - Nordic Combined

      Gundersen NH HS100/10.0K

      Falun, Sweden

    2. 4th Place: Winter Olympic Games - Nordic Combined

      Gundersen NH HS106/10.0K

      Sochi, Russia

  4. 2013
    1. 1st Place: FIS Continental Cup - Nordic Combined

      Pittin won both the Gundersen NH HS100/15.0K and the NH HS100/10.0K

      Rovaniemi, Finland

  5. 2012
    1. 1st Place: FIS World Cup - Nordic Combined

      Gundersen LH HS118/10.0K

      Chaux-Neuve, France