For those kids who grow up on the slopes, skiing competitively comes naturally. For some, it’s weekend ski programs with on-site slalom, freestyle, park or downhill races once or twice a year. For others, those youth who really have the drive, competitive skiing means traveling, training, and schooling year-round.
Juggling all these priorities during high school can be very difficult for both the skier and their parents. Then junior year comes around and it’s time to start looking for the perfect college. All too often, kids think that college and skiing competitively are mutually exclusive, and either quit skiing to go to school, or delay their college education indefinitely.