Luke Allen missed final exams Friday, March 30, to pursue his passion and compete in an alpine event at Mammoth Mountain.
The South Tahoe junior is on the road a bunch during ski season. He competes for the Vikings alpine team and he’s also a member of the Diamond Peak Ski Team and trains on the North Shore five days per week. He competes in International Ski Federation (FIS) events and goes against the best skiers in the western United States and sometimes Team USA.
He loves to ski — anything else he does during the offseason fills time until the snow returns.
“Skiing is my passion,” Allen said. “I love getting out there and feeling the arc of the turn.”
Allen often misses school during the ski season and has to make up schoolwork. That’s something he says is no problem, it just has to get done.
“He’s often gone for days at a time,” said South Tahoe alpine head coach Barbra Bedwell. “But he’s an excellent student and displays a lot of maturity and self-motivation when getting work done.”