Want to remain active in the winter? Hit the slopes! Like handcycling, Alpine skiing is a very popular adaptive sport. Adaptive skiing enables skiers to access all types of terrain you might experience on the mountain: glide down green circles, carve on blue squares and rip down black diamonds. Adaptive skiers use special equipment mainly consisting of a bucket (for seating) attached to a frame with a special shock (to act as your knees) attached to either one or two skis while holding outriggers for balance.