two World Extreme Skiing Championship Winner of the US Extreme and the South American Extreme But Kim is much more then just a number, for 18 years she has coupled her skiing abilities with her vivacious and fun-loving personality to teach people that the new skills and confidence in the sport she is passionate about
Skiing resume is impressive, with two World Extreme Skiing Championships under her belt along with winnings in the U.S. Extremes and the South American Extremes. She has skied with the U.S. Ski Team and the Women's Pro Tour, made numerous television appearances including "Late Night" with David Letterman and Dateline NBC, and is a frequent commentator/host for ESPN, FOX, OLN and Resort Sports Network. But Kim is much more than just numbers, for 18 years she has coupled her skiing abilities with her vivacious and fun-loving personality to teach women the new skills and confidence in the sport she is passionate about. "A lot of women feel so empowered by their ski experience that it carries into the rest of their lives. That's a very cool thing to do just by doing a sport I love."
Over the last decade, you have been the competitive side of freeskiing evolve through your involvement as participant, judge, commentator, and spectator.
"When I first started competing in extreme skiing events it was more like festivals. It was more to me like an excuse to go to a really cool place and hang out with my friends and ski our brains out. But the bar has been raised and I admit it scares me to see how hard today's freeskiers push it.
So what sort of advice would you give to those young, hungry skiers looking to score high at the comps and earn a living in this crazy sport?
"One of the things I think a lot of athletes get confused about is they think if they win a contest then they're going to get huge contracts and great opportunities, and, yes, those opportunities may come about if you ski well, but if you're a good skier there are going to continue to be opportunities, and it's about the business. It's about being a good public relations person and working with your sponsor and understanding what they need to get out of you as a professional athlete," she says, "and you don't have to huck yourself off a 100-foot cliff and splat at the bottom to get those things."
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