Adaptive Wheelchair Sports: Sit-Ski (Mono-Ski) in Aspen, CO

I was injured in 1999. It took around 6-7 years before I would make an attempt at any sort of adaptive wheelchair sports… Don’t follow in my footsteps (or Primo Racer tire tracks). Don’t wait multiple years before trying an adaptive sport.  You may be amazed at what you actually enjoy.

It took me 7 years to try sit-skiing down a snowy mountain.  My hesitation stemmed from fear. Not the fear of falling down or getting hurt, it was simply fear of the unknown.  Today, I’m so glad I took the first step (or roll).

Don’t be afraid to try a new adaptive wheelchair sport. You just may be surprised at how much you enjoy yourself.

Below is a sit-ski (mono-ski) video from a couple weeks ago in Aspen, Colorado at Snowmass Mountain. It was shot using a GoPro HD camera.  Please contact me if you or someone you know is interested in sit-skiing or any other adaptive wheelchair sports.

 

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  • Liz Horne
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    Jacob – Hi, I work with your mom. I just have to tell you how amazing you are! That video of you skiing was awesome! And you make your mother so proud — she just lights up when she speaks of you! God bless!

    Liz

    • Fritz Mercer
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      Hi Liz!

      The real challenge is to get Janette On a plane, fly her to Aspen and get her on the slopes with Jacob!

      NOT!!!

      • lyna
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        i never tried mono -ski before ….but i not mind to try. you have a nice site, with useful tips.

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