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 – Economics, Class of 2023
- Georgian Peaks Club - Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
- GMVS - Vermont, USA
- Canadian Alpine Ski Team
My journey started at 18 months old when my family traveled 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 high school at GMVS in Vermont, graduating in 2016. After a grueling summer of hard work, I was injured in 2017 two days before the World Cup season began. After taking a year to rehab and another year to return to competition, I began school at Middlebury College and now compete both for Canada and Middlebury.
I am grateful for 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 World Cups. Competing at an elite level constantly teaches me important lessons and skills to juggle different areas of my life.
My main goal is to work my hardest, enjoy the journey and be a good person along the way. I have been given unbelievable opportunities and worked extremely hard to take advantage of each one of them. I continue to work hard at these opportunities and develop skills and character that will last me for a lifetime.
Education is extremely important to me. I started at Middlebury College in 2019 to both compete at the NCAA level and work towards my academic goals. I am currently studying Economics and plan to graduate in May 2023. While skiing remains at the center of my goals, I am excited that I can work on my academics while also competing at the international level. Some of my favorite classes have been Game Theory and Economics of Africa. My academic schedule is very demanding but I work hard to manage the challenges from both skiing and school.
As an athlete, I always strive to reach my highest potential. After tearing my ACL and meniscus in both knees in 2017, I embarked on a long and strenuous rehab journey. After years of hard work, determination and help from friends, family, and my team, I have returned to the World Cup to achieve the goals that got put on hold. I continue to work towards my dream of becoming the best in the world!