Born and raised in the Adirondack Mountains in Lake Placid, NY, Nina does not know a life without skiing. Walking and learning to ski came as a packaged deal and since then, there has been no turning back. At the age of 8, she took her first real ski jump and fell in love with the sport. She reasons, “I mean, who doesn’t want the ability to fly?!”
Her roots will always be in Lake Placid, but she has spent the last few years traveling the world in the pursuit of ski jumping and is now residing in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Her favorite destination, so far, is actually a tie – Lillehammer, Norway (because of the waffles) and Sapporo, Japan. In between training and competing, Nina loves taking pictures, chasing boys, and going on adventures.