A crazy circle brings him back

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A crazy circle brings him back

Former longtime Purgatory employee now an adaptive skier
Dave Spencer Ski Classic

The 15th annual Dave Spencer Ski Classic is set for Thursday through Sunday at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. The event is the main fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports Association, which teaches people with physical and mental disabilities to

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A crazy circle brings him back

Bryan East worked and skied at Purgatory in the 1970s and ’80s. He helped clear trees for the trails that now, as an adaptive skier, he uses to relearn how to ski with two prosthetic legs.
Carving wider turns was one of the lessons that Bryan East, right, was taught by Adaptive Sports Association volunteer instructor Dave Trautmann.
Adapting prosthetic legs to ski boots was one of the challenges Bryan East faced, with the help of his instructors, when relearning how to ski.
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