I am writing you in regard to my participation in the Bear River High School Ski/Snowboard Team from 1993 to 1998. I skied on the varsity team all four years and also went to state championships all of those seasons. The ski team was instrumental in building my confidence in my athletic abilities as well as a young woman. I went on to attend the University of Nevada Reno where I worked in a ski shop and remained active in the skiing community. I have continued my passion for the industry and have been a volunteer ski instructor for inner-city youth in New England, Tahoe and Colorado. As a young professional now living in Boulder, Colo., my passion for the slopes remains strong and enhances my quality of life and my respect and love of the mountains. When I heard of BRHS’s snow sports program being canceled from my former coach and mentor, Janis Serrano, it broke my heart. If there is any need for increased support to bring the program back to the school, please do not hesitate to contact me. Kelly Goodnight, Boulder, Colo.