The successful athlete has been a country skier in the first place and discovered his true vocation competitive ski mountaineering rather late.
Damiano grew up in a small village in the valley Anzasca under the east wall of M.Rosa. He started country skiing at the age of three and was competitively skiing in the national youth team and the team B. In 2008 he discovered ski mountaineering, his true vocation. Damiano achieved good results immediately and was called up into the national team. With becoming member of the C.S. Army he pushed into the next level with the victories in the Overall World Cup 13-14 and 14-15, plus multiple times winning the skimo classics Mezzalama, Tour du Rutor, PDG and Pierra Menta.