My name is Dasha Romanov! I’m from Denver, Colorado, and I am currently based out of Sun Valley, Idaho. I spent my childhood in Virginia, and my family later moved to Colorado in search of skiing and big mountains. I am now fortunate enough to call Sun Valley, Idaho, my home for the winter. This is my second year on the team, and I couldn’t be happier with the ski team, school, and off-snow training. Moving to a different state and region was a great change of pace, as I now have easier access to my home mountain and other amenities in Sun Valley. It has definitely been a new challenge: living away from home, becoming more independent, and being in a different state, but it’s all worth it! I’ve been skiing for my whole life and ski racing for ten years, and I want to continue to continue to pursue my passion. My biggest goal in skiing is to race on the World Cup circuit, and in the Olympics. From watching racers push out of the start on the TV in 2014 in Sochi to 2018 in PyeongChang, my passion for the sport has not changed, and my goals are still the same.
Ski racing is expensive. I am grateful to WCDF for supporting my journey! These past two years as a U16, I've traveled to Argentina, New Zealand, Europe, and more far away places in search of snow. I have raced nationally and internationally, and want to continue to gain further exposure and experience so that I can grow as an athlete and reach my goals. I traveled to Switzerland as one of three U16s from the US to compete in OPA cup, and I spent the whole summer skiing in Mammoth, CA and Ushuaia, Argentina, as an invitee to the Development US Ski Team camps. This season will be my first year of FIS, and I am already planning to race in NorAms and travel all over to compete at the highest level possible. Your generous donations can help offset my future travel costs, race fees, club fees, ski equipment expenses, and other expenses related to ski racing. Any contribution is appreciated and extremely helpful.