March 8, 2010
William Peace participates in the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports program. He was kind enough to share these photos which were taken at Sugarbush, Mt. Ellen by one of the program's volunteers. The photos show Bill skiing downhill using a monoski. Basically the user sits on a molded seat that's mounted on a frame over a ski and navigates downhill using poles. You'll see this equipment used by some Paralympic skiers.
There are a number of adaptive sports programs across the country. They offer adaptive sports for people with different disabilities, as does the program in Vermont. I thank Bill for highlighting the Vermont Ski and Sports program. To apply or donate, please use the link below.
via Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports site:
About Vermont Adaptive
With nearly 400 active volunteers, plus generous partners and sponsors, and an
amazing base of clients and friends, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports has been at the
forefront of sports and recreation for those with disabilities in New England for more
than 20 years. Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. We promote independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational activities.