HUMANS OF THE U: TOM WALLISCH

Tom Wallisch

ā€œI grew up in Pittsburgh and fell in love with skiing during my high school years. When I started looking into colleges, the University of Utah became a top pick almost immediately. The U is set within 30 minutes of so many world class ski resorts and has an awesome business program. I was sold right off the bat. And to add to all that, the university was so much more reasonably priced when compared to other universities out West.

After attending the University of Utah I fell in love with Utah and the surrounding mountains. I moved from Salt Lake City up to Park City to be even closer to some of the world-class skiing. These days, Iā€™m traveling the world as a professional skier and competing in free ski events around the world. I also spend a lot of my season in Utah, exploring the backcountry around the Wasatch Range and making ski films. I spend a lot of my ski season filming and traveling with friends that I made while attending the University of Utah. Skiers from all over the country come to the university to ski and further their education.ā€

ā€” Tom Wallisch, professional skier, X-Games gold medalist and FIS world champion

We’ll be featuring Humans of the U and sharing their stories throughout the year with the university community. If you know someone with a compelling story, let us know at ThisWeek@utah.edu.