For professional skiers, staying on top of the game is always a twelve month project. Skiing powder, high-speed lines, and stomping cliffs, whether for the cameras or just for fun, requires year rounf physical strength and conditioning both mentally and physically.
For most passionate skiers, jetting off to winter while the northern hemisphere languishes in the heat of summer is both an exotic luxury and a non-negotiable, must-do bucket list item. When it’s your lifelong dream or if you just need a little more inspiration to dig out your gear while everyone else heads to the beach (again), ski camps of all sorts abound, and not just for the kids.
In April of 2013, Seth Wescott stared down an untouched, powder-filled line on a bluebird day in Alaska. He had no idea that the journey before him would include a torn ACL, possibly de-railing his 2014 Olympic aspirations. Nine months later, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will decide this week if he’s on the team. To support Seth, we'd like to feature these webisodes that document his battle to comeback and claim his 3rd snowboard cross gold medal in Sochi.
Imagine a ski vacation where everyone in the family is having fun and learning to ski – including your child with autism. Programs such as Extreme Sports Camp’s Autism Skis program based out of Snowmass, Colorado, teach children and adults across the autism spectrum and of any athletic ability how to ski or snowboard.