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yes, the tgr approach..
Or, you don't need to go to cllege for four years to get a sweet job in 'the industry.' Example; If you're a good skier, you can get a job coaching and after a half decade or so you might be made director of the program and making a low salary, pretty much just as well off as you'd be if you went to college and got a job as marketing director after a decade or so. Don't let college get in the way of your education.
I have a great job as an event manager for a ski shop. I'm able to afford to do this job because it's my second career, otherwise it wouldn't pay the bills. I'm going back to school to get an MBA with a focus on Sports Marketing but there are many great undergrad programs in that field.
There are plenty of jobs out there, but many are on the west coast and require certain education and experience. A website you might want to check out is malakye.com because it is sort of a clearing house for jobs in the action sports industry. Read the list of jobs every few days just to get an idea of what might be a good fit for you. Also research the education and backgrounds of people in the industry who have jobs you aspire to have.
You are going to have to work for many years, you might as well set yourself up for a career that you will love. Find something that you are passionate about and then pursue it. Life it too short, love what you do. Good luck!
It looks like you are already in college?? If so, finish, you'll have so many more options if you finish college. It's wise to figure out how you fit in and what you want to do before you graduate so you have the knowledge they are looking for. Sometimes just having a degree doesn't cut it, you need to have a certain amount of KNOWLEDGE about your field.
Again, go to http://malakye.com to see some of the possiblitiies and what education/experience they are looking for. This site also lists internships, one of the best ways to open doors for yourself.
drink the kool-aide!