5/26/2015 0 Comments
Adventurous Skiing in Chile
Keefe Gorman is a wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch. Outside of his work with Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman is an avid skier, who has skied in many places throughout the world, including in Chile.
Traveling to Chile is an option for people who live in the Northern Hemisphere and want to extend their skiing season. This is because the ski season in Chile spans from June to October, months that are too warm for skiing in other parts of the world.
In addition to its summer skiing season, Chile also offers travelers many unique skiing experiences. At Volcan Osorno in the southern part of the country, for example, skiers can navigate the slopes of a volcano. While not skiing, they can go on snowshoeing tours to see the crater of the volcano.
Chile also provides options to even more adventurous skiers who want to go off the beaten track and ski off-trail. At Ski Arpa, skiers can participate snowcat skiing, in which a vehicle takes visitors to a remote part of the mountains. There, they can enjoy fresh, untouched powder and uncrowded skiing in a beautiful natural setting.
Currently based in New York, Keefe Gorman works at Merrill Lynch as a manager and advisor. When he is not in the office at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman is a longtime competitive skier who is involved with a number of ski racing organizations.
Ski racing is a challenging sport, and having strong technical skiing skills is not necessarily enough to achieve success in races. That’s because ski racing is a mental activity as well as a physical one. When training for a race, there are a number of influencers skiers should focus on so that they feel mentally prepared when the race starts and satisfied with their performance when the race is over.
One important aspect that affects both physical ability and mental state is preparation. Not only does a person need to train become physically capable of skiing well consistently, but he or she also needs to practice in order to build the confidence needed to ski well.
Ski racers should also consider their personal perceptions of the activity. This includes understanding one’s reasons for competing, what one hopes to achieve, and how one measures success or failure. Since perspective affects a number of factors when competing, including the emotions a person feels during the competition, it is an important element to consider.
Finally, the person needs to develop the mental fortitude needed to ski well when it matters, namely at race time. A person can have great skiing abilities, but he or she needs to be able to perform under the pressure of the race to make full use of those skills in a competitive setting.
Currently serving as a managing director of investments at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman is an avid skier who skied competitively while in college, making it all the way to the NCAA Ski Championships. During his time outside of work at Merrill Lynch, Keefe Gorman continues to enjoy the sport and maintains memberships in the Song Mountain Race Club, the New York State Masters Ski Racing Association, and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA).
Ski Racing Magazine recently announced its honorees for the U.S. Junior Alpine Skier of the Year at an awards banquet celebrating the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, Maine. First awarded in 1975, the honor has been given to accomplished athletes who have gone on to compete in the Olympics and World Championships. Past winners include Steve Mahre, Tamara McKinney, Lindsey Vonn, and current USSA president and CEO Tiger Shaw.
A.J. Ginnis, a Green Mountain Valley School alumnus, was the men’s 2015 Junior Alpine Skier of the Year awardee. The women’s honoree was Mikaela Shiffrin, who captured the award for the sixth time.
Michael Keefe Gorman, a broker with Merrill Lynch, serves a geographically diverse group of individual investors, businesses, and non-profits from his office in Ithaca, New York.
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