Adaptive Sports volunteer to be honored Saturday at Purgatory Resort

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Adaptive Sports volunteer to be honored Saturday at Purgatory Resort

Ross Ehrhardt leaves legacy of helping disabled people enjoy outdoor sports
Sue Ehrhardt learned to ski on one leg in 1982 after visiting Purgatory Resort. Her husband, Ross, went on to bring adaptive skiing to the Durango area and helped thousands of disabled people gain courage. A celebration of life will be held Saturday at Purgatory Resort.
Ross Ehrhardt, left, spent time getting to know participants with the Support Our Troops team at the 2008 Dave Spencer Ski Classic, where disabled men and women participated in winter sports.

Adaptive Sports volunteer to be honored Saturday at Purgatory Resort

Sue Ehrhardt learned to ski on one leg in 1982 after visiting Purgatory Resort. Her husband, Ross, went on to bring adaptive skiing to the Durango area and helped thousands of disabled people gain courage. A celebration of life will be held Saturday at Purgatory Resort.
Ross Ehrhardt, left, spent time getting to know participants with the Support Our Troops team at the 2008 Dave Spencer Ski Classic, where disabled men and women participated in winter sports.

Adaptive Sports volunteer to be honored Saturday at Purgatory Resort

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Adaptive Sports volunteer to be honored Saturday at Purgatory Resort

Ross Ehrhardt, left, with his wife, Sue Ehrhardt, and friends took part in the Dave Spencer Ski Classic at Purgatory Resort in the 1990s. The annual event, which continues to be held, honors Dave Spencer who taught Sue how to ski on one leg.
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