U.S. Ski Team athlete Cody Marshall back on snow soon

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 19, 2009 4:25 pm

U.S. Ski Team slalom star Cody Marshall is starting to think snow. It’s been four months since the athlete suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, and amazingly, the superstar has come a long way.

Marshall has been working out at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team’s Center of Excellence, in Park City, Utah and is now looking forward to getting back on his boards. Now, don’t get all up in a fuss—Marshall will be smart and keep safe. Last month, supporters complained when Marshall discussed whether or not he should go surfing on his blog, Think Cody. 

Of course, no matter what he does, Marshall and his family will take the utmost precautions and ensure his safety. Instead of seeing such activities as mere risks, Marshall’s family recognizes that Cody must get back to ‘life,’ in order to fully recover. In this vein, his family has encouraged him to return to snow in the near future.

“He needs to live and feel his passion everyday to move forward,” close family friend Draven wrote, on Marshall’s blog. “He WILL NOT be racing but he will be on snow with as minimal risk as possible.” 

Marshall will travel to Vermont for the holidays, and is set to get back on the ski slopes in his original home state.

Hurrah! Go Cody, Go!


photo: USSA