Sam DuPratt on the pros and cons of racing in college

Ski racing might be the weirdest sport in the world. We put sticks in the snow on the side of a mountain, and slide around them. After we slide around them, we sit at the bottom and complain about all that went wrong in those 55 seconds, and of course it’s never our fault. The cool part about ski racing, is that there isn’t a path you have to follow to achieve your goals. For those who do not know me, my name is Sam DuPratt. I currently race for the University of Utah. Why does my opinion and/or voice matter in the world of ski racing? Realistically it doesn’t, but my counter argument is that I have raced at every level of ski racing, with the exception of the Olympics (which isn’t a big dea

Who is Megan McJames?

Hi, I'm Megan McJames: professional skier, biker, baker and adventurer! At 2 years old I learned to ski at Alta Ski Resort in Utah. I grew up doing many outdoor sports including mountain biking, hiking, camping, soccer and tennis but I especially fell in love with skiing! I am proud to have represented the United States in the 2010 Olympic games in Vancouver, the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi and four World Championship events, including 2017 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Most recently I won the women’s giant slalom at US Alpine Championships. I am very passionate about ski racing and am aiming to compete in the upcoming 2018 winter Olympics in PeyongChang, Korea! I am proud of what I have ac

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