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Nineteen-year-old Katie Gerk heads down the slopes at Winter Park, using a sit ski and outriggers, as well as the guidance of a National Sports Center for the Disabled ski instructor. The adaptive setup has allowed Gerk to spend the last four winters skiing at Winter Park through a program at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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Katie Gerk was recognized at an awards ceremony at Children’s Hospital Colorado for her four years of skiing with ARCH. —Johnson Publications photo

Adaptive equipment enables skiing for local tech-lover

    A number of intrepid people have designed adaptive equipment to make skiing a possibility for disabled individuals.


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