Snomobile-tour,-AspenWinter is here and Mother Nature is covering colder climes in her annual blanket of snow. With the right adaptive equipment mounted on skis, her blanket of snow becomes a vast access ramp that enables thrills, high speeds and the freedom to venture deep into the wilderness. Here is a look at options to get your share of winter stoke.

Adaptive Skiing
“Adaptive Alpine skiing offers a freedom and exhilaration that is hard to find in any other sport,” says Bill Bowness, 57, the technical director and staff trainer at Disabled Sports USA at Alpine Meadows ski resort near Truckee, Calif. He’s been teaching adaptive skiing for 25 years, is the first disabled member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America’s Alpine demonstration team and is now in his 38th year as a T12 para. “Snow skis and adaptive ski rigs keep getting better, which makes skiing easier,” he says. “And more adaptive programs are offering a variety of high-end mono-skis in their teaching programs, partly for performance but also so students have the opportunity to try a ski before they decide to buy.”