Did you know that skiers’ units were created by Italian Army in 1917? They were named “unità skiatori”. They were the following Alpini battalions:
• 2° Rgt Alpini – Btg Cuneo coys 297a, 298a, 299a
• 3° Rgt Alpini – Btg Courmayeur coys 303a, 304a, 305a
• 4° Rgt Alpini – Btg Pallanza coys 282a, 283a, 302a
• 5° Rgt Alpini – Btg Monte Mandrone coys 159a, 160a, 161a – Btg Monte Ortler coys 306a, 307a, 308a – Btg Monte Cavento coys 309a, 310a, 311a
• 7° Rgt Alpini – Btg Monte Marmolada coys 286a, 300a, 301a
• 8° Rgt Alpini – Btg Monte Nero coys 294a, 295a, 296a
This precise list comes this very complete document found on the Net.