Former ski racer: If not for concussions, I might not have found my true calling

By Anik Demers, as told to Alyssa Roenigk  5/26/17

 
Concussions forced Anik Demers, second from left in orange, to retire from skicross in 2010

Concussions forced Anik Demers, second from left in orange, to retire from skicross in 2010

Standing at the top of a skicross course is intimidating. The jumps are huge, and at most races, the men and women share the same takeoffs and landings. At each race, someone has to be the first woman to drop in and test those massive jumps. In my 10-year racing career, that woman was usually me.  READ MORE