Alex Vinatzer, son of the family, attended the Stams Ski-specialised High School and is now a member of the Fiamme Gialle sport team. At 16 he took part in his first FIS race in the USA. In January 2017 he made his debut in the Europa Cup and just a few weeks later took part in the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in Erzurum, Turkey. He won the gold medal in both Giant Slalom and Slalom – in the latter beating the nearest competition by 3.42 seconds. At the end of the season he took part in four races at the Junior World Championships, in Åre, Sweden, narrowly missing out on a medal when he came fourth in the Slalom.