Thank You Copper Mountain & Lenz Sport!
By: Adrienne Bulinski (web link: www.adriennebulinski.com )
I leaned to the left, heading straight toward the trees and the fresh twelve inches of powder.
As I watched my skis disappear below the snow I found myself smiling out of gratitude for a sport that has allowed me to once again enjoy the fluffy white powder on the ski slopes of Colorado. And on my preferred mountain, no less, which is Copper Mountain.
I glanced over my left shoulder and saw my husband chasing after me. His singing mixed with laughter was dampened by the falling snow and face-mask wrapped around his mouth. But I could hear him, and his joy made me giggle.
For the first time he was on his own set of unique skis enjoying the same “rush” I was.
I suddenly stopped and he quickly slid to a stop next to me, covering me in a spray of snow.
“Why are we stopping?” he asked.
“I want a picture,” I said and he didn’t argue because he too knew how special the moment was.
Both my husband and I have years of experience on “normal” skis and a handful of experiences crashing on snowboards, but it has been a decade since I have had the opportunity to be back on skis, due to a non-skiing injury. You see, In 2007 I severed my foot from my leg as a result of a horrific horsing accident. My life went from being “invincible” to fighting for life and limb… and at one point I finally accepted my permanent limp verses an amputation.
Nonetheless, in 2013 (at the age of 30) I received a full ankle replacement. I also discovered an “adaptive” way to ski – a way that I refer to as “bad ass”.
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