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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Sam Tait glides down Powderhorn Mountain during a recent training session for the Australian Ski and Snowboard Para-Alpine Development Team. Tait, who was paralyzed two years ago in a motorcycle accident, is one of six members of the Aussie team who trained for seven weeks at Powderhorn.

Speed demons

Rush of flying down a mountain on skis motivates Australian Para-Alpine Development Team members

Pat Jensen is legally blind and likes to go fast.
Jonty O’Callaghan has cerebral palsy and loves to go fast.
Sam Tait is paralyzed from a motorcycle accident but still loves to go fast.


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