First name, Last name : Elise Hitter
Year of birth: 2000
Origin: Vercorin, Valais, Switzerland
Diplomas: Gymnasium and commercial diploma
Education: Unidistance, economie et management
Training centre: National Performance Centre West
Sport: Alpine skier
20.03.2010 : 1st competitions and entry into the Brentaz Vercorin ski club
21.01.2019: 1st European Cup in Zinal
28.11.2019: 1st podium in a FIS slalom race in Adelboden
10.12.2019: Serious fall with serious consequences for a knee and very little hope of ever skiing again
15.12.2019: 1st complex operation. Start of a long rehabilitation period, with the conviction of returning to the race circuit.
26.06.2020: 2nd operation to remove adhesions. The doctors begin to envisage a return to competition.
10.11.2020: 336 days later, back on skis and gradual resumption of training.
27.03.2021: Return to competition with a start at the elite Swiss championships and an unexpected result (13th with bib number 47).
03.05.2021: 3rd and final operation to remove the hardware (screws and titanium plate).
"My current ranking has enabled me to join the ski team at the University of Westminster in Salt Lake City, Utah. I seized this opportunity to do everything I could to reach the highest level in the world, while at the same time juggling my studies. My passion for discovery and my sport led me to embark on this new project, which will help me to grow as an athlete. I'm looking forward to racing on the North American circuit (the equivalent of the European Cup) and pursuing a bachelor's degree in management."
North American Circuit (Nor-Am) :
13-14 December, GS, Tremblant - Canada
15-16 December, SL, Tremblant - Canada
2-3 January, GS, Stratton - Vermont
4-5 January, SL, Stratton - Vermont
8-9 April, SL, Nor-Am Final, Panorama Resort - Canada
10-11 April, GS, Nor-Am final, Panorama Resort - Canada
University circuit (NCAA - Division I) :
8-11 January, Utah Olympic Park
1-3 February, Steamboat - Colorado
5-6 February, Loveland Ski Area - Colorado
22-24 February, Big Sky Resort - Montana
6-9 March, NCAA's final, Steamboat - Colorado
Perform on the North American and University circuits to join the World Cup.
Join the world 70 in slalom and giant.
WINTER RESULTS 2022/2023
Entry into the world's top 100 in giant
4 victories and 2 podiums on the FIS circuit
8 European Cup selections
Meiringen Giant Slalom: 8th place (3rd time, 2nd run)
Slalom races in Lenzerheide: Top 8 (3rd time, 2nd run) with a high race number
Mid-December: 1st race numbers, confidence building
19 January: 1st SL European Cup starts
February: 6 top 10 finishes and a 3rd place in FIS races
"Summer preparation started later than expected with a final operation to remove the plates and screws in my knee. The lights were on for my first full season in two years. Unfortunately, I was hampered by several forced breaks during the autumn and winter, a sprained knee, concussion and the long covid to test my stamina :-).
In the end, even though the winter was cut short, I'm really pleased with the steady progress my skiing has made. Particularly at the elite Swiss championships, where I clocked the 7th fastest time on the second run to make up 13 places and finish 9th in the race among World Cup athletes. FIS points down and several podiums. These encouraging results have encouraged me to work even harder to become more consistent and complete two good runs in one race. "