A train hit Ravi in December 2004 when he was 15 and he became a double amputee. Prior to his accident, Ravi claims he was never a good skier but his parents encouraged him to try monoskiing after his accident.
Ravi showed up at Hoodoo to try the sport with Oregon Adaptive Sports and was fitted in a sit ski, went out with an OAS instructor, picked up the sport quickly, and was on black diamonds by lunch time. With his “go big, or go home” personality, Ravi thrived and has competed in a variety of competitions.
Since his start in monoskiing, OAS has supported Ravi by providing instructions, equipment, and sponsorship money. This will be Ravi’s fourth showing at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado, which is taking place from Jan. 28-31. Last year, Ravi came home with the Bronze metal.
OAS will be supporting him at the X Games with Kendall Cook, one of OAS’s senior instructors. Kendall will be Ravi’s coach at the X Games for the second time and will help Ravi pick out the best lines. As a four-time repeat, Ravi is aiming to place on the podium and OAS has every confidence he will impress.
Oregon Adaptive Sports has been breaking barriers in Central Oregon since 1996, providing people with disabilities and their families an opportunity for outdoor recreation. For more information visit: www.oregonadaptivesports.org.