Hi, my name is Dasha Romanov. I am the first generation of my family to be born in the US; my family is Russian. I was born in Virginia, and I spent my first five years skiing in Virginia and West Virginia on tiny hills, and also traveling to places like Vail, Stowe, and Jackson Hole to ski bigger mountains because of my family’s passion for skiing. In December of 2008, my family moved to Colorado, in search of snow. I now live in Denver, but spend most of my time in the Rocky Mountains. When I was younger, I was heavily engaged in two different sports, Gymnastics and Skiing. Complete polar opposites of each other, I excelled in both. As I grew older, the demands from both of the sports grew. My ski coaches wanted me training 5 days a week, and my gymnastics coaches wanted me to train 5-7. The competitions intersected, and it came to a point of choosing one to pursue a dream. That was when I decided that I wanted to ski. I wanted to ski race for as long as I could, at the highest level. My biggest dream in ski racing is to race on the world cup circuit, and in the Olympics. This has been my dream since I was little and just starting ski racing, and it is still a driving force now.
I am very honored to be part of the WCDF. Ski racing is expensive, and as I am continuing into my 2nd year as a U16, the prices only go up. Last year, I traveled from Colorado to Burke, Vermont, Mission Ridge, Washington, and Whistler, Canada, for three major races. These were great races to gain national and international exposure, and I walked away placing 1st in Slalom for my age group at U16 Nationals and 2nd in the overall for my age. At Whistler Cup, an international ski race in Canada, I skied to a top 5 in Super-G and a 1st place with my team in the team duels event. Donations can help support my future travels, race fees, club fees, ski equipment, and everything related to ski racing. Please support me in my journey to the top of the ski racing world!