Living in Colorado gives me ample opportunity to go skiing. From ripping the resorts with my family to long backcountry tours, skiing is one of my favorite adventures. It gives me a sense of speed that a blind person just doesn't get in everyday life.
Together with one of my guides, Jeff Ulrich, I have developed a new system of guiding from the front that I believe is far superior to what has traditionally been taught to totally blind skiers. This unique method of guiding provides greater information to the blind skier, who is not only hearing a right and left command but can also follow the sound of the guide's voice. This system creates a more natural turn shape and athletic style.
Check out the links below to learn more about the special voice commands that help me carve arching turns on groomers, bounce between moguls and enjoy backcountry powder.