Athletes Commission


CANCLINI, Nicolo Ernesto


Nicolo Ernesto Canclini loves the mountains. Since childhood, he practiced alpine skiing before moving on to ski mountaineering. Having joined the Italian ski mountaineering team as an athlete in 2013, he has won numerous medals in the World and European Championships and in the World Cup circuit (youth categories). Among the seniors, he has achieved several podiums in the World Cup and at the World Championship. Nicolo is a Carabiniere at the Italian Sports Centre and studies law at the university.

SCHMID, Alessandra


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.



I started skimo when I was fifteen, along with speleology, climbing and alpinism. In alpinism my biggest succes was summiting Fitz Roy in Patagonia. I started competing in skimo when I was 31 years old, and I compete in World Cup since 2018. I have won two silver and two gold medals at European and World Championshis in sprint. I studied geology at university, obtained PhD degree in environmental science and I work as mountain leader specialised in geology in France. I am a member of VSC Dukla Banska Bystrica, a sport army group in Slovakia.



Finn grew up in the skimo Family. He embarked on his international journey at a remarkably young age, showcasing his talent and earning numerous medals at Youth World Championships and Youth World Cups. Finn thrives in the mountains and calls Munich home, where the 20-year-old Sport-Soldier pursues both his training and studies in engineering. With five years of invaluable experience as a dedicated member of the German National Team, Finn joined the Athletes Commission in 2023, further cementing his commitment to shaping the future of skimountaineering. ' I am genuinely eager to show my support for the athletes' opinions. Our voices matter, and it's important to listen to the athletes' perspectives. I believe in the power of respectful engagement, and I am keen to contribute positively to the conversations surrounding the athletes' viewpoints.'



Grace Staberg has been representing the United States National Ski Mountaineering Team since 2019. She is passionate about skiing, running and all mountain endurance sports. She studies International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a Board Member of USA Skimo. As a member of the Athletes Commission she hopes to represent the best interests of her peers and the sport for their continued excellence.