Venerable / ambitious / hard working / true / helpful
The 25-year-old from Lech has been on skis since she was very young. Small wonder: Her father, Patrick Ortlieb, was Olympic champion in 1992 and World Champion in downhill skiing in 1996. You could definitely say that ski racing is in her blood. Even in kindergarten and primary schools, it was already evident that Nina always skied a little faster than the rest. Her ambition continued to develop throughout her childhood and after a year of secondary school in Lech, she switched to the intermediate ski school in Schruns. A few successes later, it came as no surprise that Nina subsequently attended the ski high school in Stams. In the meantime, in addition to her dedication to skiing, she also studys business administration at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI).
In 2015, she became Junior World Champion in giant slalom in Hafjell (NOR). One year later she became Junior World Champion in Super-G in Sotchi (RUS). Then, in 2018, she won the Eurocup and thus became the overall winner. During her young career, Nina has already had to battle with several injuries, making her ability to battle back all the more impressive. In 2019, she achieved two TOP 15 placements at the World Cup.
In December 2019, Nina finished fourth in the World Cup downhill in Lake Louise and was among the top ten three times during the winter before she achieved her first World Cup podium finish on 22 February 2020 with a third place in downhill in Crans, Montana. A week later at the Super-G in La Thuile, she won her first World Cup race. Due to an injury, Nina unfortunately had to give up the starts at the World Cup in winter 2021/22. The clear goal is to be back at the top of the world and to be able to fight for victories and world championship medals.
Nina was able to realize this goal again in the 2022/23 season. At the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Championships in Courchevel Méribel, she won the silver medal in the Women's Downhill. At the Ski World Cup in Kvitfjell, Nina was able to celebrate her triumph together with two ÖSV teammates on the podium. In Norway, Nina was able to secure the gold medal in the Super-G. It is a phenomenal comeback in the career of her on which we are mighty proud as a hometown Lech.
“Sometimes you are a hundredths of a second behind and sometimes ahead"