LYNCHBURG, Va. — Jay Panther laces up his ski boots with big dreams in mind.
"My ultimate goal is to compete in the olympics," said Panther. "The next one is in 2014 in Sochi, Russia."
Sking was an obvious career for a guy who grew up at Lake Tahoe in Nevada, surrounded by ski resorts.
"I started skiing when I was four and saw my first mogul course when I was nine years old," said Panther.
Of all the ski slopes he's seen in his life, Panther has settled on one in Lynchburg for his professional training.
"I instantly realized how amazing this place was," said Panther. "There was a ton of training opportunities for me here."
For the next two years, Panther will be training at the Liberty Mountain Snowflex Center: an artificial ski slope owned by Liberty University. He first learned about the complex a few months ago.