Nina Silitch – Ski Mountaineering Resume, Updated January 2008

Background
● born: December 5th, 1972
● Home town: Sugarloaf/ USA, Maine
●Currently resides: Chamonix, France
● Education: Carrabasset Valley Academy, Holderness School,
Dartmouth College BA Fine Arts, Lesley College MA Ed.

Ski Mountaineering Racing Winter 2008

UNITED STATES SKI MOUNTAINEERING TEAM MEMBER
● Qualified for Ski Mountaineering World Championships
● Competed in World Cup Ski Mountaineering Race Circuit
2nd Place, TSF-Millet– 2 day stage race in France, 2-9 & 2-10’08
● Valerette Altiski World Cup– Switzerland, 1-26-08, 16th place
● 3rd place, Le Verte Envers- uphill, France, 2-12-08
● 3rd, Praz-Sur Arley uphill-France, 2-2-08
● 4th, Torgon uphill- Switzerland, 1-22-08
●5th, Trofeo du Grand Paradis, Italy, 4-12-08
● 6th, Trophee Tete de la Balme- Switzerland, Suisse Cup, 1-5-08
● 9th, Vertical Trophee Gryon- Switzerland, Swiss National uphill champs. 1-12-08
● 14th , Pierra Menta 4 day stage race, France 2-3000+ m each day-10,000 total
● 7th, Patrouille des Glaciers- Switzerland- teams +3994 -4090, 53km

Winter 2007 highlights:
●2nd, Alpiniski des Marecottes Switzerland, 1-28-07
● 5th , Trophy du Muveron, Switzerland, Swiss Cup, 3-25-07
● 6th , Flaine- France- uphill night, 3-21-07
● 8th , Les Houches Khandahar , France, Night uphill, 2-6-07
● 10th , Tour du Rutor, Italy world cup teams, 4-7-07
● Tropheo Mezzalama –Italy high altitude ski mountaineering race- April 2007

Winter 2006
● second child was born feb. 2006 – No racing this winter

Winter 2005 highlights
● 4th place overall in night uphill race series Chablais Switzerland, series of 7 races
● 2nd, Leysin- Switzerland, uphill night skin 1-29-05
● 2nd , Trophy du Gastlosen, Switzerland- teams, 2-13-05
● 3rd , Les Mosses, Switzerland, uphill night skin 3-4-05
● 4th , Les Diablerets, Switzerland uphill night

Other Ski Mountaineering Experience
● Valley Blanche –Grand Envers, Classic, Italian- off piste
● La Toule Glacier-Italy off piste
● Haute Route-Chamonix- Zermatt (2003 and 2005)
● Ski touring and descents in Chamonix, Zermatt and Alps since 2001
● Colorado ski touring, 10th Mountain Division Hut System
●Mont Blanc, The North Face – April 2007

Bio
Nina has been in the field of education, sports and mountains since graduating from University. She is proud to help promote women in mountain sports. She hopes that through her efforts in ski mountaineering she will help encourage other women and mothers to get out and enjoy the mountains and in doing so help raise awareness for good health through philanthropy. She lives in Chamonix, France with her husband and UIAGM mountain guide, Michael Silitch of www.high-alpine.com and their two sons, Birken and Anders, 4 and 2 years old.

Alpine Ski Experience
● On snow and skis for 30 years. Grew up in Vermont/ Maine
● Alpine raced at Carrabasset Valley Academy
● Telemark skier -15 years Colorado, Utah, CA, Maine
● 10 years of mountaineering in the Alps
● Began Ski mountaineering racing in 2005 in the Alps
Cross Country Ski Experience
● Captain of Cross Country Ski Team- Holderness School 1990
● Dartmouth College Cross Country Ski Team- 1990-1994
● World Loppet- Birkebeiner 54k classic, Norway 2003
● World Loppet- Transjurassienne 54k Skate, France- 49th place 2005 Elite Women
● World Loppet-Engadine Ski Marathon- 42k skate, Switzerland 2005, qualified Elite women
● Other Swiss races and French night races in 2005 and 2007 (had a baby in 2006)
● Chamonix Ski de Fond Club

Rock Climbing and Alpine Mountaineering
World Cup Ice Climbing Comp. Saas Fee, Switzerland, Speed 7th pl. 2002
● NOLS mountaineering and climbing instructor ’95-99
● Climbed extensively in US both trad and sport- can lead up to 5.10 trad and 5.11 sport
● Climbed in Alps: France, Switzerland and Italy
● Wind Rivers, WY-Wind River Peak, Cirque of Towers- other alpine rock climbs
● North Cascades- Mt Baker + 10,000ft.
● Bolivia (NOLS Mountaineering Instructor Training) + 19,000ft
● Kenya – NOLS (Mt Kenya 16,000+ 3x) 96-97
● Chamonix-Mt Blanc Valley Pt. Lachenal, Arrete des Cosimiques, Brevent- Frison Roche
● Swiss Chablais Alps
● General climbing competitions in New England

Marathons, Running and Other interests
● Cape Cod Marathon 1995
● Anchorage Midnight Sun Marathon 2000
● Paris Marathon 2003
● Countless 10k and ½ marathons on and off trail
● Various sprint triathlons
● Moms in Motion Trail Running Team leader for Chamonix-Mt Blanc Region
● yoga , artist

RUNNING summer 2008
– 2nd place Combleux 18k trail
● Marathon du Mont Blanc 40km June 2008 10th place women
● Ultra Trail du Mt Blanc, Chamonix, Courmeyer, Champex, 100k, August 2008

Past Work Experience
● Director Girls Outdoor Program- Aiglon College, Villars- Switzerland 2002-2006
● Rock Climbing Guide- Atlantic Climbing School, Acadia National Park, Maine
● Trekking Guide- Distant Journeys- GR5 Chamonix- Nice
● Elementary School Teacher- Colorado
● National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor- 1996-2000 mountaineering courses in North West, Southwest, Africa, Wyoming
● Cross Country Ski Coach- Dartmouth College Dev. Team ‘95

Certificates, Courses, Memberships
● UIAA international ski mountaineering licence
● FFME membership mountaineering/ climbing association in French
● Avalanche Awareness, AIARE Level 1
● Crevasse Rescue Course- NOLS, Chamonix, Swiss
● Safety Coordinator Dartmouth Outing Club 94’
● Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) certificate 1993
● CPR certified