Why I Ski
by Allison Howe
The day that Emily conquered Mad Wolf is a day that I will never forget. As a coach, I take pride in her accomplishment while marveling at the courage of an eight-year-old girl who could not make a parallel turn at the beginning of the winter months. By March of that ski season, Emily was on fire—skiing the expert only terrain of the Challenger Lift at Big Sky and taking a run on the tram with her peers in stride.