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Experience Everything

TRAILS aims to maximize physical and mental health by focusing on year-round activities that participants with complex physical disabilities can incorporate into a daily, active lifestyle. TRAILS is supported through University of Utah Health’s Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital. Visit the TRAILS website »

Innovation in Action

TRAILS’ large fleet of adaptive sports & recreation and wellness equipment is customized for the best fit and performance for users. In partnership with Tetradapt, TRAILS develops and tests its innovative and world-renowned technology with the University of Utah Rehabilitation Research and Development Team - such as the TetraCraft and TetraSki.

The Future of Paralympic Competition

The TetraSki, developed by Tetradapt and tested through TRAILS, is the world’s only independent alpine ski for complex physical disabilities. The TetraSki 2026 Initiative, launching in 2021, is an international effort to create a new category of Paralympic sport using the TetraSki — with the goal of it being a demonstration sport in the 2026 Paralympic Winter Games and a full sport in the 2030 Winter Games.

TRAILS Adaptive Programs

  • Sports & Recreation
    • Alpine Skiing
    • Nordic Skiing
    • Watersports
    • Cycling & Mountain Biking
    • Recoil Shooting
    • Swimming
    • Wheelchair Tennis
    • Race Teams
  • Wellness
  • Connecting & Support Groups
  • Education & Events

Resources to Learn More

  • Visit TRAILS
  • Visit Tetradapt, TRAILS’ innovative technology partner
  • TetraSki featured on NBC’s Today Show: WATCH
  • International Paralympic Committee highlights the TetraSki & TRAILS leaders: WATCH
  • "Innovative watercraft, ski systems give those with spinal cord injuries freedom", Deseret News: READ
  • TRAILS participant Brian McKenna meets football great Drew Brees, The Ellen Show: WATCH
  • TRAILS participant Brian McKenna tests the TetraSki, The Ellen Show: WATCH
  • "Adaptive sports just got easier with Infusion of Biotechnology", KPCW: LISTEN
  • "University of Utah’s new rehabilitation hospital helps man with broken neck walk again", KSLTV: WATCH
  • "Unique rehabilitation hospital offers patients their best chance at getting their lives back", Deseret News: READ
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