At 19, I decided to move into my car and try for a career as a pro skier. I knew going into it that I couldn’t be a pro skier forever. Not a competitive one, anyway. Though I may have stopped competing last year, I am thankful that I still seem to have a part to play in the world of skiing, beyond being a competitor. And so my transition has begun.
I’ve always tried to make segments with a little bit of something fun in them, not just skiing because I never really feel like I’m entertaining people unless I’m making them laugh. With that approach, I feel that my role in skiing will continue as an athlete, comedian, and personality, representing the sport that I love.
I’ve had mixed reviews about the comedy aspect that I bring to my segments and my skiing in general. There are a lot of passionate people in the sport and some of them don’t find my antics amusing because it is there lives. Some seem to think I should take things a little more seriously.
Hopefully, with the extension of my comedy and entertainment work into the world beyond skiing, I can help bring some attention to the winter culture that I love. Basically, my role in the ski world will continually be changing, but always based around showing the lighter side of the sport and the lighter side of life. I am very thankful for the support I’ve received in my career as a pro and I hope everyone will continue to support me in my efforts to entertain.
After all, what else is there but to be happy and enjoy life?