word. i did that and they were cool
Not really advice on how to pay for everything but:
Work your ass off and love doing it. Every day on the hill is an opportunity to learn something new. Push yourself and don't worry about anything but your own skiing. Plug in some headphones and see how many laps you can get in a day in the park from 8 till close and work on new tricks/different styles every day. Still in high school and can't make it to the hill except on weekends? find ways to improve yourself off the hill: find a good gymnastics place or buy a trampoline to work with during the week. There are a lot of pros that grew up fucking around in gymnastics places, you will become much much more comfortable with tricks if you take them from the tramp to the springboard floor or practicing switch up combos on balance beams, and your leg strength will improve which is a bonus. If you have night skiing around you, use it to your advantage. Basically if you honestly care enough about skiing it can happen. Friday/Saturday night party? Skip that shit and hit urban or a night park if you have the chance. Being good at skiing equates to pushing yourself and skiing as much as possible. The more you ski, the more comfortable you are skiing (sounds pretty obvious) and the easier it becomes to progress.
There's also a huge mental aspect to becoming good at skiing. You gotta be able to visualize tricks in your head before you try them. After you've done them millions on times in your head on different jumps/rails, it comes much easier. Sorry that post went everywhere, hope its not too difficult to read.