I blew out my knee when I was about 19 or so and remember thinking how much it sucked to sit on the shore and watch everyone else skiing. As I sat there I saw a guy in a wheel chair and felt sorry for him that he would never be able to enjoy the feeling of riding on top of the water. Later that year at a 3 event tournament I saw a blind guy slaloming and then saw a guy with 1 leg jump. How wrong I was about what the barriers to skiing really were. In the years since then I have been involved in several adaptive ski events and have seen many more. If you have never been a part of one of these events you need to strap on your big kid swim suit and go track one down. They are very fun to be a part of.