Achievements: Bronze - 2015 X Games Monoskier X, Gold - 2012 Para-snowboarding World Cup
Location: Eugene Oregon
Country: United States
Sponsors & Supporters: Berg Ski Shop
Sports: Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding
Disability: Amputee Double Above Knee, Manual wheelchair user
Ravi bought his own mono-ski from Hands On Concepts in 2010, which gave him the ability to go skiing anywhere he wanted. One day at Mt. Bachelor, Ravi got to ski with a former member of the US Disabled Ski Team, who noticed his talent and encouraged him to pursue training, which Ravi did, through the National Ability Center in Park City, Utah. Ravi was invited to compete in the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado in January 2011, just three weeks before the games. Thanks to the support of his local ski shop, Berg’s Ski and Snowboard Shop, the community raised enough money to send Ravi to the X Games and to train for the rest of the season with the NAC.
Ravi had an amazing performance at the X Games, and is invited back this year for the 2012 games. Ravi then went on to win first place at the Para-snowboarding World Cup in Lake Louise, Canada. Ravi is currently training for the Winter X Games and the up coming season.