Pro-form is a discounted price a company will hook up pretty much if you ask them. An easy way to score pro-forms is working in a retail shop, then they can connect you to various pro-form websites or even company reps to get a pro-form. Getting "flow" or being "sponsored" is getting free gear without necessarily being on a team, although a lot of people are on the team without getting any real attention or getting paid. There are only a handful of athletes who actually get a paycheck from companies for strictly skiing.
Getting paid to ski, as a goal, is incredibly unrealistic; however, that doesn't stop us from skiing as much as we can, pushing ourselves as hard as we can, and doing it for the LOVE of it, not for the attention or the money.
"The joy I get from skiing... That's worth dying for." - CR