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Watch USMC double amputee Daniel Riley shred powder in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 29, 2016 10:57:39 PM

On Dec. 16, 2011, Corporal Daniel Riley, USMC, stepped on a land mine which forever changed his life. But losing both his legs didn't stop his adventuring spirit, and today he lives near Vail and rarely misses a powder day. Here's a video of Daniel showing off his impressive powder skiing skills in Vail during a six-inch powder day earlier this week. 

 

Another January powder day on Vail Mountain – Vail Daily On the Hill 1.25.16 from On the Hill on Vimeo.

Topics: Vail, Notable Locals, Video

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