Photos: Teen amputees gather in Utah to learn to ski, snowboard

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5 2014 3:55 p.m. MST

Hunter Morton, left, helps Benjamin Steinfeldt get ready to ski during the Shriners Hospital for Children Un-Limb-ited Camp in Park City, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

Ravell Call, Deseret News

PARK CITY — Teen amputees took to the slopes as part of a program to help them learn how to ski and snowboard on Tuesday.

Children 12-18 years-old from Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Chile took part in the Shriners Hospital for Children Un-Limb-ited Camp. Instructors from the National Ability Center will provide adaptive equipment and expert ski and snowboard instruction.

At night the teens will participate in socialization and support activities to discuss common issues facing teen amputees, including recreation, relationships, body image and self-esteem.

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