SKKI Adaptive

Do you know someone with a challenge that has kept them from skiing? Are you rehabbing from a recent illness or injury, etc. that has limited your physical activities?
Maybe you’ve never skied before, but want to try something that would allow you to accompany family or friends at the resort?
Perhaps you’re a little older, and tired of wearing those cold, hard ski boots?
The Trikke SKKI may be a solution for you . . .

Who is the Adaptive Community?
Can be – Veterans, Seniors, Adults, Teens, Tweens, Kids

  • Cognitive Disabilities (CD)
    Damage to or deterioration of portions of the brain that affect ability to process information, coordinate and control the body, and/or move in space
    – brain tumor, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke, injury, etc.
  • Developmental Disabilities (DD)
    Any condition resulting from congenital abnormalities, trauma, disease, or deprivation that interrupts or delays normal growth and development, with onset before age 18, and of indefinite duration
    – Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, etc.
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
    A severe reduction in vision that cannot be corrected with standard glasses or contact lenses and reduces a person’s ability to function at certain or all tasks
    – can be caused by injury, illness, infections, malnutrition, etc.
  • Other Challenges:
    aging, amputation, arthritis, deafness, deformities, diabetes, hemophilia, muscular disorder, nerve disorders, neurological disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, rehab, respiratory disorder, substance abuse, surgery, etc.

Sample Adaptive Applications for Trikke SKKI Riders

  • Balance issues (cognitive or developmental)
    – 3 ski platform is very stable; has been used by rider with cerebral palsy, with hands Velcro-strapped to steering yoke
  • Lower leg circulatory or neuro-muscular issues
    – can preclude wearing traditional hard-shell alpine ski boots
    – riders can wear any warm snow boot or hiking boot; no bindings required
  • Rehab & Recovery from illness, injury, surgery
    – preferred by rider with double-knee replacement, reported less impact and stress on knees
    – preferred by rider who had been using 4-track skis, recovering from partial paralysis caused by neck surgery
  • Visual impairment
    – easier to handle gear in base area; eliminates crossed ski tips
    If employing tethers, trailing instructor can provide positive speed and steering control, without constant verbal cues
  • Very quick learning curve
    – “Never-ever” students can rapidly progress to more advanced terrain
  • Provides alternative method to get on the slopes
    – for senior, junior, or any riders who want a less intimidating or physically demanding way to keep up with friends and family

SKKI is Adaptable to Rider’s Ability Level

Any way you can slide down the hill is fun!

With tethers, student has freedom of steering and edging on his own, while instructor maintains positive speed control and can assist with initiating turns

With sufficient physical ability and learning progression, student can free-ride independently

For more information, please contact
David Beerman

SKKI Adaptive / Rehab Specialist
Denver, CO metro area
303-990-0886 cell