Name: Ali Nullmeyer
Birthdate: August 21st, 1998
Born: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Havergal College - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - K-8
- Green Mountain Valley School - Vermont, USA - 9-12 Graduate
- Middlebury College - Vermont, USA – Deferred acceptance
- Georgian Peaks Club - Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
- GMVS - Vermont, USA
- Canadian Alpine Ski Team
My journey started at 18 months old when my family travelled to Utah, USA on a ski holiday. It was here, when I put on skis for the first time, and with a determination to keep up with my older siblings, I skied parts of the bunny hill entirely on my own. After this, I skied out of the Georgian Peaks Club in Collingwood and subsequently attended GMVS in Vermont, where I recently graduated grade 12. I will take this next year off from school to train and compete with the Canadian Alpine Development Team at both a national and international level.
I am grateful of the opportunity that I have to be a student athlete. Although at times, it can feel overwhelming, I would not want it any other way. I am where I am now because I chose to strive to be my best both as an athlete and a student…I started skiing when I was two years old and I always hoped to compete in races like Nor-Ams and World Cups, but I don't think I realized how demanding it would all be. It teaches important lessons and self-accomplishment that comes from being able to juggle different areas of my life.
My main goal is to work my hardest, but also enjoy the journey. I have been given unbelievable opportunities and am extremely grateful for all of them. I hope to take advantage of these rare opportunities and use them to develop skills and character that will last me for a lifetime.
Education is extremely important to me. While I am excited to take this next year to focus on my skiing, I am excited to attend Middlebury College in my years to come. Currently, I am undecided what area I would like to study in college, but I am looking forward to learning more about my interests and passions over the next year.
As an athlete, I always strive to reach my highest potential. This season, my goal was to not just race World Cups, but to be a serious competitor in them. I wanted to start off strong and improve my World Cup ranking throughout the season. Unfortunately, these goals will have to wait until next season. In a training run two days before the World Cup opener, I tore my ACL and meniscus in both my knees. My new goal for the next 8 months is to rehab and come back stronger than ever!