I make my living by preparing young guns for competitions of the highes level. From that point of view one could think that I like competitions and It is true up to some point. It is really cool to ride various parks that are (usually) very well prepared, meet friends and also new people, see new places and stuff but at the same time, I believe that competitions should be more of just a ticket to a life where you can ski as much as you want with film or photo croo and your friends. Off course with good results you will have the funds, time and best skills possible to showcase YOUR PERSONAL WAY of skiing. I always say to my kids that staying healthy is the most important thing, because if you get injured ---> you can't ski (which obviously sucks) –-> there is someone else skiing (who is gonna learn new tricks while you lie in your bed).
Make your own decisions about competing. I actually like going to comps with my kids, but if the conditions aren't there (weather, stupid course or your health), don't be stupid and just go home with a DNS on that FIS-SKI.COM web page. It is just just a biz-for-fis anyway, so don't worry about those three letters.
Here are some elimination runs at this years Euro X-games at Tignes - enjoy (espetially the second half)