Requirements: Early Stages – watch professionals on tv, on video, or live; join a ski club – at school or elsewhere, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE; compete in local ski competitions / Later Stages – contact the U.S. Ski Team and compete in the qualifying ski trials / Compete in European and American Ski events. Click video to learn more! Possibly become a professional ski instructor – contact the Professional Ski Instructors Association (PSIA) / If you want to get sponsorship market yourself (good video edits, YouTube publication, be known around the slopes as a good person and great skier, don’t become a nag, don’t be a jerk, be patient, let your actions speak for themselves, don’t name drop, be aware of your surroundings on and off the hill
Pros and Cons: Pros – Do something you love as a career, Becoming an instructor is fruitful – could gain possible wealthy, popular clients, Set your own schedule, Compete in world-wide events could make you famous. Cons – Sponsorship is tricky – a person/company puts their money into your performance, you need to build a good rapport with them, Injuries range from minor to sever – averaging on moderate to severe, Must live in a wintery climate to work continuously
Salary: $15,000 annually for unknown, European pros make more because it’s a recongnized sport, but professionals with huge sponsors can make over $1,000,000 annually
Professionals: Kaya Turski, Maddie Bowman, David Wise, Nick Goepper
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