Luis, in grade 11, is a national and international ski champion skiing competitively since he was 13 years old and first started to ski when he was only 3.
Luis told us, “One day I signed up for a race in Sierra Nevada for fun when I was 6 and I came second place. When I was 12 I went to a boarding school in Switzerland in a small village called Saanen, next to Gstaad, in which we skied every day during the winter term. When I came back, I decided that I wanted to start competing seriously so I started training as hard as I could. The first year, it was really hard, I fell in many races and finished not very good, but then after training for a whole summer, I was ready for the next season, and after all the training, I reached my goal, I came 3rd of Madrid for the under 16 category.”
This year Luis competes in two categories, under 21 and Absolute, in which he competes against every other skier who is 16 or older. He recently competed in the National championships for Absolute and came 18th in Spain in slalom and 19th in giant slalom against the Spanish Olympic champions with people who are 20-25 years old. We congratulate Luis on an excellent achievement.