Whenever I photograph ski racers in action I am reminded that when you take yourself to the edge you will be rewarded for your efforts. This doesn't mean you will succeed each and every time. But you will learn to trust your instincts and build your confidence. There will be many failures along with some success. The failures teach you important lessons and the successes build your confidence.
Either way it's a win ~ win situation if you ask me.
Congratulations to these young ladies and men for their hard work, dedication and "grit" to the sport of ski racing!