If you plan on making money as an athlete in the snow sports world, then you need to learn how to market yourself. One of the best ways to get started is to interact with your fans through social media. Starting an athlete page on Facebook is a great first step. It's different from your personal page and allows people who aren't close friends to interact with you.
Flow team athletes are the folks who represent us on the front lines. Shop kids, mountain town locals, and friends of that guy you know who works for us. We know it's not always full page ads and video mags that help to promote our brand. Flow team members are not under contract and receive athletic support (free stuff) in exchange for being brand ambassadors within their area.
Bro team athletes are made up of our amateur professionals who are working hard to make a name for themselves on the mountain and within the industry. As these individuals are looking to progress in their sport as a career, they are offered a level of support commensurate with the work they produce for us. Bro Team members are contracted on an individual basis under the discretion of the Team Manager.
Pro team members are our main representatives responsible for exposing our brand and products to the industry at large. We have purposely limited the space on our professional team to eight members in order to promote a more personal relationship between team members. Beyond performing as primary brand ambassadors, Pro team members act as role models and mentors to their Bro and Flow team peers. Pro Team athletes are contracted on an individual basis under the discretions of the Team Manager and CEO.
Photos, videos and contest results are what should populate an athletes resume. Everyone has to start somewhere - GoPro angles and local rail jams are better than the end of season excuses. There are just about as many aspiring photographers and camera men as there are skiers and riders, so make sure you are good friends with each other. If you can't find anyone interested in shooting you than start doing it yourself. Ask our Team manager about the next video/photo opportunity and work with people you know to get that rider resume filled up with content!