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How did you get into skiing?
I grew up racing and then moved out west and then got into back country and park on my own.
So im kind of curious, what age did you start?
Did you grow up on the groomers? always ski park, were put in a race program? or maybe a late bloomer?
i started taking lessons in kindergarden but mostly learned from watching my dad. i hated skiing when i was younger but i love it now. i decided to really try park a couple of years ago and I'm not very good but still working on it! i also race for my high school, but mostly just to be able to ski during the week. still trying to learn more in the park!
I started skiing when I was 3 with my brother and dad. I grew up riding a 400ft vert hill and I thought it was the coolest thing. In elementary-middle school I was a very competitive gymnast and eventually grew apart from skiing. When I tore my acl and fractured my back, gymnastics was no longer a possibility for me so I got back into skiing. I wasn't able to just ride down groomers all day, I wanted more of a thrill, like I had from gymnastics. So I started riding park. And long story short, that is how I got to where I am today(:
I started skiing at 16 months old at a little tiny hill in saskatchewan. that hill became my daycare when my parents worked. I started ski racing at age 9 and race national and internationally tell two years ago when i had to stop because of a shoulder injury. I began park skiing and have fell in love with it, I know completely focus on park/urban and big mountain/backcountry.
I started skiing when I was two, but moved to the south when I was 4 1/2. Moved to WI and started snowboarding, then decided to switch to skiing when I was 12 and in Nevada.
I started on groomers, first time I skied (which I count as 12) was at Mt. Rose, and my second time was at Squaw Valley. I got good pretty quick, started racing, and got into park around 2007. My home mountain (Northstar) is known for park, so I decided that I should know how to do it. I also skied Mt. Rose frequently, and that taught me how to ski the steeps. Now I'm in Montana shredding huge mountains. :)
zoasterI started skiing at 16 months old at a little tiny hill in saskatchewan. that hill became my daycare when my parents worked. I started ski racing at age 9 and race national and internationally tell two years ago when i had to stop because of a shoulder injury. I began park skiing and have fell in love with it, I know completely focus on park/urban and big mountain/backcountry.
wow that's so awesome
My dad initially got me into skiing when I was 6 and we moved up to NY. Back then we only skied once or twice a year because it was expensive for us. Once I turned 19, moved out on my own and made my own money, I invested in a pair of "shaped" skis and fell in love with skiing.
I started skiing in southern Minnesota when I was 8 because my sister was doing it and I was a tag along. We moved up North and I ended up racing in middle school/high school and became captain my jr. sr. year. I moved out west because racing after high school is pretty pointless and really was a way to improve my skills so I could do the stuff I really wanted to do!
14 year old me would be so stoked on 24 year old me's life.
My college gymnastics coach at Arizona State bought the whole team lift tickets & a lesson at Sundance in 1976 when we were competing in Utah & I've been hooked on skiing ever since. (Thanks, Coach Robinson & RIP). Moved to Montana, then Boise, Idaho after college. Became a freeski fan when my son started competing.
My grandpa and padre put me on some skis when I was four. Wasn't as inspired on skiing until high school when my older brother showed me Wallisch's Superunknown edit. Forever grateful to the older brosef. Started learning family ski stories as well. My uncle was head of ski patrol at Breck and Aspen in the early 70s and did some pretty gnarly stuff. Never been super into park - but the freeskiing spirit was pretty mind boggling. Been newschoolers lurking for longer than I care to admit.
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