What advice do you have for girls returning from injury?
When I broke my tibia-plateau two years ago I had serious doubts that I would be able to return to skiing. I doubted that I would ever have the confidence and trust to go fast again, I doubted my strength and if it was worth it. I had a lot of doubts, not just the first few weeks but the
But I knew deep down that with my love and passion for skiing I could make it back if I kept pushing through my doubts and working hard. I did everything I could every single day to get back and it paid off. One thing I would say is that it wont be easy but don’t stop believing in yourself, you can return! Just keep the faith and push through the hard days…every day that passes gets you closer to your goal of being back on snow and enjoying skiing again! Don’t ever lose the faith, trust yourself, you will make it back
How has skiing and sports shaped your life? Would you have wanted to a camp like this as little girl?
Sports & skiing has taught me a lot of things. Perseverance, patience, a strong work ethic, how to accept the bad days and move forward to next day. If you love something and if you put your heart into it anything is possible.
I wish I had a Keely’s Ski Camp for Girls when I was a little girl because growing up there were few female skiing role models to look up too. The female athletes that I knew of seemed really far away and that being like them was not attainable. I think if I had met some of them I would have realized that they were not that different from me at all.
What does the camp motto, “Girls Moving Mountains” mean to you?
When you think about moving mountains and making it to the summit you realize how much time, effort and work it takes and that you can never do it alone. I think that Keelys Ski Camp for Girls helps girls get a start on moving their own personal mountains by giving them the help and support they need to realize that getting to the “summit” is possible and not just a dream.