Our Team

Fanny Smith

Current Ski Cross World Champion / Coach

  • Born in Aigle and brought up in the Swiss ski resort of Villars, Fanny has been skiing since the age of 2, starting on her path to becoming a World Champion almost as soon as she could walk.

    Growing up in the Alps meant hours spent racing, jumping, and competing with friends on the slopes.  During this time the competitive fires started to burn inside Fanny and at the age of 14 she was selected into the Swiss National Educational Performance Center of Brig.

    Whilst at school in Brig, Fanny began to look for ways to combine her love of speed, jumps, adrenaline and head-to-head competition and set her sights on competing in Ski X.

    When she graduated in 2009 Fanny found that there was no official Swiss Junior Ski X Program.  However, her determination would not allow this problem stand in the way of her dreams.  With the help of her family and sponsors, Fanny set to work to create her own team and build an intensive Ski X specific training program for herself.

    Fanny started to train with Guillaume Nantermod, the Bordercross World Champion, and their partnership immediately showed signs of success. Before long Fanny and her team had been integrated into the Swiss National Team.

    At just 17 years old, Fanny secured her first World Cup podium position, with 2nd place at the Lake Placid World Cup in January 2010.   Her first win came just under a year later in Innichen/San Candido.  From there, things were moving quickly in the right direction with two more 2nd places in the 2010-11 season.  However, just as Fanny was on the cusp of joining the World’s Ski X Elite, she fell and tore her ACL forcing her out of competition for 14 months.

    Her time away from the sport she is passionate about , only served to fuel her determination.  After a hard and lengthy rehabilitation and aged still just 20, Fanny returned to the World Cup in stunning fashion. She dominated the 2012-13 season winning the first three races of the year and taking four victories total.  She found herself on the podium in six out of the ten races and won the Crystal Globe as the world’s top-ranked Ski X racer.  To top her perfect return to Ski X she took the Gold Medal at the World Championships in Voss, Norway.

    The 2013-2014 season will be dominated by the Olympic Games in Sochi and Fanny is off to a great start with a win in Innichen/San Cadido and 2nd place in Val Thorens.

  • 2013

    1st Place: Ski Cross World Champions
    Voss, Norway

    1st Place: Ski Cross World Cup (overall ranking)



    3rd Place: X Games
    Aspen, USA

    1st Place: Swiss Championship
    Arosa, Switzerland

    1st Place: World Junior Championships
    Cardrona, New Zealand



    7th Place: Olympic Games
    Vancouver, Canada

Guillaume Nantermod

Snowboard Cross World Champion / Director of Coaching

  • Guillaume is a former Boardercross World Champion who has been Fanny’s personal coach for the past six years.

    Born on 18th September, 1975, Guillaume lives in Morgains, Portes du Soleil Ski resort in the Alps.  Here he can pursue his sporting passions of mountain biking, kayaking, mountaineering, climbing, paragliding, free-riding and of course snow sports.

    Guillaume was a member of the Swiss Snowboard Cross Team for 12 years and during his career won three World Cup titles and 13 podium positions.  He was the World Boardercross Champion in 2001 and during his career competed across several different alpine disciplines including GS and Parallel Slalom.

    During his professional career, Guillaume was a parttime snow sport coach and guide.  After retiring from competitive racing in 2007, he became personal coach to Fanny Smith.   Together they have forged an immensely successful partnership.  Using Guillaume’s unique and unorthandox approach