Featured Athlete Luke Votaw
Q: What is your age?
A: I am 16 years old.
Q: Where did you grow up?
A: I grew up on the west side of the state for about two years then moved over to Ann Arbor when I was about 3 years old and I am still currently living there.
Q: Do you listen to music while you ski? If so, who are you listening to lately?
A: I usually prefer not to listen to music when I ski so that I can focus better.
Q: How old were you when you first started to ski?
A: I started skiing when I was 3 years old.
Q: Why did you choose skiing over snowboarding?
A: I chose skiing over snowboarding because my dad had always skied and I wanted to be like him and didn’t ever really consider snowboarding.
Q: Do your parents ski?
A: My dad skis about just as much as I do and my mom rarely ever makes an appearance on the slopes.
Q: What trick are you currently working on?
A: A trick that I am currently working on is a double cork 1440 as well as an unnatural double cork 1080.
Q: What is your favorite trick to do?
A: My favorite trick to do is probably a double cork 1080 because it is a fairly mellow trick for me but still a big trick.
Q: What is your favorite food after a day of skiing?
A: My favorite food after a day of skiing would have to probably be a piece of pizza.
Q: Who was your first sponsor and how old were you when you became sponsored?
A: My first sponsor was Rossignol Skis and I was 9 years old when I became sponsored.
Q: Where is your all-time favorite place to ski?
A: My personal favorite place to ski is mt. Brighton just because it is where I grew up along with the rope tows and all of my friends to ski with.
Q: If you could travel anywhere to ski, where would you like to go?
A: If there was one place I’d like to visit to ski it would be Switzerland, the terrain parks look great over there along with the huge mountains.
Q: When there is no snow, what do you do for fun?
A: When there is no snow I enjoy skateboarding and summer skiing on fake snow.
Q: Any plans yet for after high school?
A: I currently don’t have any plans after high school. I will see how far my skiing takes me and the level that I am at and if I would like to pursue that career.