Most of us spend our lives riding mountains and waves for one primary reason — because it makes us feel more alive. However, there are a lot of good side effects of our pursuits. Among them: Thriving communities, a healthier lifestyle, respect for nature and so on. The more you get into something like surfing or skiing, the more it will teach you about life. And the things you learn out there can be applied everywhere else. One example? It teaches you resilience. You fall. You get back up. To the uninitiated, this can sound terribly cliche. However, skiing will engrain it in you. You get to know it intuitively. And that’s when it becomes a superpower. Sammy Carlson has seen it all throughout his career. Injuries. Skunkings. Sketchy times in the backcountry. He’s as resilient as they come.