Blind cross-country skiers hit the trails for the first time in 2017
Coun. Ross Eadie straps on skis with other visually impaired Manitobans for outing at Windsor Park
Warm weather over the weekend meant it was time for the first ski of 2017 for a group of five blind and vision-impaired Manitobans.
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Each blind skier was paired with a guide and worked up a sweat in the chilly air for nearly two hours.
"I feel totally confident," Eadie said. "Rob and I have known each other for two years.
"I am not afraid when I go down a slope, because I hear the voice of my guide."
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Eadie said he likes skiing for the workout.
"It's good training — quite difficult on the lungs," he said.
The Manitoba Blind Sports Association helps facilitate a variety of sports for blind and vision-impaired Manitobans, including yoga, archery and curling.