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Rebecca Selig’s finds peace and powder through skiing

Sep. 23rd 2011

Rebecca SeligRebecca Selig, SCARPA athlete and Freesking World Tour competitor, faces challenges head-on, both on skis and in life. Not one to shy away from cliff jumps or steep chutes, Selig has seen great successes on the 2011-2012 FWT at the qualifying round in Jackson Hole, WY where she won first place, and at Las Lenas, Argentina, where she won 3rd place.

Currently, Selig is 4th on the tour, awaiting the upcoming winter competitions in North America starting in January. In an interview with her local, hometown paper, the Vail Daily, Selig said, “I didn’t ski how I would have liked (in South America), but I skied my way to the podium. I can win this thing.”

Selig is winning in life right now, as well. In the past year and a half, she has  changed her lifestyle dramatically, going through a rehab program for alcohol abuse. Selig has been sober since May 2010, and has found an inner peace and strength she didn’t know before. Her life is more focused now, on skiing, on religion, and on winning the Freeskiing World Tour.

Selig believes that skiing has helped her overcome the obstacles of life and has guided her to stay on the right path. It also brings her great joy. “I like to think I’m dancing out there.” It’s a dance we enjoy watching and we hope she’ll continue for awhile.

Good luck on the rest of the Tour Rebecca!

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