Armando Mariotta

Biographical information

Full nameArmando•Mariotta
Used nameArmando•Mariotta
Born16 September 1947 in Saluzzo, Cuneo (ITA)
NOC Italy


Armando Mariotta was an Italian accountant who graduated in economics and commerce from the University of Torino in 1970. He went on to teach commerce at many technical institutes, and was a corporate tax consultant for many businesses and non-profit-making organisations. He also ran courses and lectures on tax matters for travel agents in many Italian regions. Mariotta wrote, or edited, a number of publications including The New Tax Reform, Travel and Tourism Agencies, and also wrote newspaper articles for Il Sole-24 Ore, La Settimana Fiscale Frizzera and Italia Oggi, amongst others.

In the sporting field, Armando Mariotta was proficient at mountaineering, hiking, cycling and scuba diving. He was a ski mountaineering instructor at the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and also president of the Organizing Committee of the Tour of Monviso, an important international pairs ski mountaineering competition.

Mariotta became president of the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) at the meeting of the General Assembly at Barcelona in 2011. During his presidency, the World Cup became increasingly important, and the signing of a contract with Infront Sports and Media gave the sport greater prominence, as he saw the number of national federations within the ISMF increase.

After serving two terms (eight years) as president, Mariotta was replaced by Switzerland’s Thomas Kähr in 2019. However, having achieved most things he set out to do during his time in office, the ISMF made him an honorary member and also appointed him as a project leader for future Olympic Games.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President International Ski Mountaineering Federation 2011—2019 ITA Armando Mariotta