There are three main adaptive techniques that are taught. They include:
Adaptive Skiing & Snowboarding
Dedicated to the promotion of adaptive recreational sports to persons with physical disabilities.
Stand up skiing consists of typical ski gear and usually hand held outriggers in place of ski poles. "Three Track" skiing is usually for people missing one leg. Their remaining ski and their two hand held outriggers leave three tracks in the snow.
"Four Track" skiing is for people with fair to good leg strength that can stand and or walk. Three and four trackers will need to rent equipment or bring their own, but they can use other adaptive equipment (like hand held outriggers) at no charge.
Blind skiing is for people with various levels of vision impairment. The adaptive skier usually uses normal rental equipment.
Sit down skiing consists of either a mono-ski or a bi-ski. A mono-ski has only a single ski and two 'hand held' outriggers. This requires good balance and fair to good upper extremity strength and coordination.
A bi-ski uses two skis and can also include two fixed outriggers (outriggers that attach directly to the ski for stability) or two hand held outriggers for people that are able to hold them in their hands.
The mono-ski allows the greatest level of independence on the slopes, but it is the most difficult to master. The bi-ski is easier to learn, but does require more assistance from the instructor and/or ski buddy.Type your paragraph here.
3 Trackers of Ohio
We offer adaptive snowboard instruction. This is an example of a device to help with balance.