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LazylightningOP depending on location, comittment to skiing, and if you are working you can probably rack up 100+ days a season. I say committment because if you wanna do this you better believe you are not gonna be going to many partys haha. Also, like @Schoess mentioned you gotta be real with yourself about your ability and options. If you are good enough or believe in yourself that's awesome and you should pursue that. If you aren't, like me and many other people, you could set yourself up for an industry job. You may not be able to ski as much but working within the industry will help you to stay near skiing and allow your life to revolve around it for as long as you'd like. If you are only just now entering college you have a lot of time to get internships, figure out what you're good at/interested in within the industry and set yourself up for success...just my 2 cents.
Regardless of which of those two options you choose (or even neither) just don't lose your love for skiing and you can't go wrong
Edit: realized from your post that you might not be starting college but eitherway you could set yourself up for success. If you are competitvely skiing now you could possibly use those connections to find some form of employment?
**This post was edited on Aug 10th 2021 at 9:49:57am
Mahalo_shredsI ski competitively and managed to balance competitions through my first a second year of university, I was just curious of anyone else had done something similar. I know of a few Olympic athletes that have now graduated with Bachelors of things and what not but they just went through the uni thing at their own pace and managed (like Phil Marquis and I believe Tom Wallisch). I just wanted to know the opinions of someone that has done it or is currently doing it. Not planning on letting the dreams die.