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Article posted: 2/3/2013 5:42 AM

No fear for blind skiers looking for a thrill

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Blind skier Vic Gurganious cruises down a run at Colorado's Winter Park resort. Gurganious, a member of the alpine ski team at the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah, says he reaches speeds of up to 60 mph while communicating with his guide via a two-way radio built into his helmet.

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Taking a deep breath, Wally Mozdzierz points his skis down the icy slope and leans forward. He hears the snow crunch and feels the contours change beneath him as he glides swiftly down the mountain, his guide following close behind. The run is exhilarating and adrenaline pumping -- common sensations for anyone on the slopes. But for Mozdzierz, it's different. He's totally blind.
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