New York Times, Travel Section
After Knee Replacement Surgery, Skiing the Colorado Rockies
By Jan Benzel, Feb. 13, 2017
I negotiated the chairlift to the top of Snowmass without incident on a perfect blue-sky day in the Colorado Rockies. So far, so good. I took as deep a breath as a person can at 11,000 feet, pointed my skis downhill and made my first turn in the fluffy morning snow — on a brand-new titanium-and-plastic left knee.