One of my favourite things about Ski Cross is that men and women are held to the same standard. We run the same courses regardless of size, strength, and skill level.
This can sometimes create tension between the genders as some men may feel threatened that the ladies ski the same courses. Similarly, the women may feel it’s not fair that we ski the same tracks as men because we do not possess the same physical power. However, as time goes on, there is a growing appreciation and mutual respect between the genders and further discovery into what we can offer each other in sport.
Collaboration between the genders is rare in professional sports and it breeds a unique and exciting environment. I’m very grateful to be a part of this experience and can’t wait to see what the future holds.