Alumni Spotlight: Finn Johnson

Finn Johnson

Age: 27 

Discipline with JHSC: Alpine

How old were you when you joined JHSC? 8(?)

How long were you a part of JHSC? 12+ yrs

In three sentences or less, explain your entire experience with the club.

I raced from a little kid till I went off to college. Racing was the sport that I focused on. JHSC was an incredibly large piece of my childhood.

If you were to do it all over again, what would you do differently?

I would have put more work in throughout my skiing career so I could have continued skiing in college. 

What was the most fun part of being with the club?

Ski racing let me not only ski but experience an incredible area of the country and meet tons of people all over the region.

What do you do now?

I work as a high-yield analyst doing fundamental analysis on medium to large public and private companies. 

How does your experience with JHSC affect you today, if at all?

I went to the University of New Hampshire in the hope of skiing in college. Without going to UNH and joining the investment club, I wouldn’t have got referred to intern at my current job. I also find that many of the attributes of hard work and focused learning can be applied throughout my life.

What skills did you learn while competing that apply to life outside of the club?

Skiing is a skill sport and requires repetitive practice and dedication to really improve. These skills are invaluable and applicable to so many things throughout life.

What is your all-time favorite memory of JHSC?

I don’t know if I have a specific memory but the whole experience was incredible. I look back on my childhood ski racing and fondly remember all the parts, from racing at Snow King to free skiing at the village. The trips, the summer camps, and all of it. 

If you knew a kid that was thinking about becoming a part of the club, why do you think should they join?

The Ski Club teaches any kid how to really excel at something. If you ever want to be great at something, skiing is a blueprint for the rest of your life even if skiing isn’t the ultimate skill to perfect. 

Anything to add?

Skiing is a very unique sport that brings with it a very differentiated experience. I wouldn’t give up that experience for the world.