pussyfooterSorry. *A sport you can turn into a successful career.
Lets be honest here, 99% of skiers who want to be a "pro skier" will not succeed and maybe 25% of them will get sponsored, get good, etc but won't make a career out of it.
The only way you can make a career out of skiing is to be like tom, or simon, tanner etc which is .1% of freestyle/newschool skiers. Its very unlikely, especially being over 6ft tall (name a very successful tall professional skier) for anyone to be a professional skier and actually be very successful.
Being over 6ft tall and being young is a huge physical advantage and look at football/baseball/basketball players that are successful, they started out very athletic as they were young (usually bigger/taller than their classmates) and now they play a sport they love and are practically set for life. Of course the odds are low here as well but I'm just saying, every kid who skis thinks they should be a pro skier, when being a pro skier isn't even that legit compared to a "real sport".
Of course not everything in life is about money, but if some kid tells me he 13 and 6ft tall, hes probably going to get taller and should try out a sport like basketball or football and not worry about skiing. If you do well enough in high school you can go to college for free, thousands of student athletes get free college educations and thats 1000 times better than anything skiing can offer (unless you're a ski racer, but thats decently rare compared to football/basketball/baseball/tennis/golf etc)
This is a skiing website but I feel like at times we should explore other sports, we can ski the rest of our lives.
I know your referring to me when saying this
I don't mean to brag or sound snobby, but yes, I am very athletic
Being 6'2 and having my peers at around a foot below me has allowed me to surpass them physically and be able to be more aggressive and basically better at sports then them.
I have a passion for skiing
It brings joy to me when I do it and allows me to free from some of my problems, just makes me concentrate on just that.
I don't know what is to come for me, I've been progressing a lot recently
Maybe I can set a goal on going pro for a couple of years, if that doesn't sound farfetched.
But most sports just don't give the pleasure to me as I get in skiing, and I'd love to pursue something I love rather then to do something I don't, just because I have advantages.