The monoski, also known as a sitz-ski, gives individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries, a chance to enjoy the freedom and exhilaration of skiing. It is, in essence, a specially molded seat with a shock absorbed suspension mounted on a single ski. The skier utilizes outriggers, which perform the function of ski poles, albeit with nifty short retractable skis on the bottom, for stabilization. At speed, they serve the same function as a motorcycle racers knee.
It is truly astonishing what monoskiers are able to accomplish – from skiing moguls and terrain parks to race courses and backcountry terrain. Monoskiers are able to go virtually anywhere stand-up skiers can.