Vehbi Aytekin Sanalan has been an international organiser for Ski mountaineering events since 2011 and has collaborated in the organisation of national and international races. Currently, he is a member of the International Relations Commission of the Turkish Mountaineering Federation and a national and international Ski mountaineering referee. He has participated as ski mountaineering instructor in many training programmes for referees and coaches in Turkey. He has become member of the ISMF Council since September 2020.
Yeouu MOON, a member of KSMA (Korean Ski Mountaineering Association) since 2022, learned to see through nature from travelling. Since 2005, she has gone on backpacking trips to more than 40 countries. She has an interest in various sports like scuba diving, free diving, sailing, mountaineering, skiing and more.
Michela has been racing skimo since 2006 and worked her way up to qualify for the US Skimo Team from 2017-2020. She competed in the 2017 and 2019 ISMF World Championships representing the USA in several events. She now works to help promote skimo in the US and coaches skimo in Bozeman, MT. She is also a member of the USA Skimo Board of Directors and the Chair of the Marketing Committee. Michela has both a BA and a Master's degree in Environmental Science and Conservation and believes that sustainability is a crucial topic for the sport of skimo moving forward. She is excited to join the commission and contribute to the cause.
I'm Alessandra Schmid and I've been proudly representing the Swiss National Skimountaineering Team since 2019. While my passion for this exciting sport may have been a happy coincidence after quitting alpine skiing, it certainly didn't take long for me to fall head over heels for the perfect combination of skiing, endurance and breathtaking mountain scenery. As a member of the athlete's commission, I'm eager to share the opinions and perspectives of the skimo community and help promote and preserve the beauty of this incredible sport.