Kiddies listen up.
Only register (or try and register) if you actually have a chance of doing well. Watch the clips of finals (in big competitions) from last year. Then ask your self not only: "can I do that?" but "can I consistently do that in most conditions day in and day out?" And don't try and sign up if you think that you will be able to do those tricks. switch 7's and 270's don't cut it any more. Being the best at your local mountain does not cut it either (unless it is Mammoth, Whistler, or Park City). Think am I one of the top skiers in my area. You should at least be able to do well in regional competitions. I say this because in the last couple of years there are people out there that would have a good chance of placing in the finals that did not get a spot because there were too many kids with an inflated sense of themselves and reality. Remember competing in the US Aspen or VT open does not mean your good. Any one can get in that has a check book, luck and a fast internet connection, thats why they call it an open. Doing well at one of theses comps means your good.
Giving to others is religious
Forcing Others to give is theft
Using the government to force others to give is communist