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More than 400 highly-trained volunteer instructors make Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports’ mission of empowering individuals with disabilities possible. Out of a dedicated pool of volunteers, Vermont Adaptive program coordinators recognized this year’s four Volunteers of the Year at off-snow trainings this fall. Liz Mead,…

Peter Apgar lost his vision when he was 21. Shortly afterwards, this lifelong skier started skiing with Vermont Adaptive. His first time out on the hill with us was nearly 20 years ago, but he took a 10-year hiatus while he lived in Washington D.C.…

By Hunter Hedenberg When Kyle Easton first started skiing, he absolutely refused to take a black diamond trail. He insisted that they were too dangerous and too difficult. He started skiing when he was eight- or nine-years-old, and continued with Vermont Adaptive until he was…

By Hunter Hedenberg When Darlene first was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, she had trouble even getting up from the floor. She would have to crawl to the nearest piece of furniture and pull herself back to her feet. Now, she can get up from the…

Vermont Adaptive racer Phil takes a moment to adjust his goggles while coach and Vermont Adaptive athlete Emily Cioffi gives him a few pointers on his pole placement. He sets his poles just in front of the starting gates, and Emily counts him down. She…

4th Annual Snow Ball to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Scheduled for Feb. 7; Fundraiser for New Vermont Adaptive Permanent Adaptive Sports Facility at Mt. Ellen For the fourth year, a group of skiing enthusiasts from the Boston area will host its annual Snow Ball…

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