Sigi Innauer, once a freestyle skier, stuntman for Roger Moore in a James Bond film, is today a club owner, star restaurateur and family man. But skiing is still an important part of his life, allowing him to spend valuable time with his kids in the fresh air.
Top athlete, club owner, stuntman, family man – Sigi Innauer has worn many hats in his life. Older, wiser, yet every bit as loud, the Bezau native isn’t slowing down one bit. Quite the opposite actually: Between running his restaurant and club and skiing regularly with his family, his days seem to have 26 hours. Born at 1,200 m elevation in Bezau-Sonderdach, it was as if the elements that would shape the life of young Sigi were a matter of birthplace: good food, nature and skiing. Afternoons after school, he would pass time in the forest with his brother Toni. In wintertime, skiing was their main diversion: no slope was too steep, no jump too far and no powder too deep.
He completed the first of many ski races in his life at age seven. At an early age, he soon became state champion and twice finished third at national competitions. With a clear talent for sports, he decided to further pursue his passion at the secondary school for skiing in Stams. Not long afterwards, his body punished by injuries, he pulled out of school and returned to his hometown to complete an apprenticeship as a cook instead.