Athlete Profile: Blind skier Kevin Foster

Athlete Profile: Blind skier Kevin Foster

July 25, 2017 Off By Craig Stein

Hawkeye and blind skier Kevin Foster have been skiing together for many years and have also thru-hiked portions of the [sg_popup id=”5″ event=”click”]Colorado Trail[/sg_popup]. They truly enjoy skiing together and have a symbiotic relationship developed over 15 years skiing the double-black terrain of Telluride Ski Resort.

Hawkeye (left) with Kevin Foster (right) leading the way down the steeps of Telluride ski resort. By Craig Stein

Using helmet radio communication, Hawkeye will “steer” Kevin when needed however Kevin skis by “feel” and most often makes his own turns.

“Kevin is an incredible and versatile skier who refuses to accept limitations in skiing as well as life. He is one of the bravest people I have ever met and he continually pushes me to think outside the box which, in turn, improves my guiding and skiing.” -Hawkeye

Kevin has been a long time supporter of GoHawkeye and advocate for adaptive sports programs worldwide. When in Telluride, Kevin skis with the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program. Kevin Foster lives in Chandler, Arizona where he works as the Director of HR Operations for Motorola.

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