Archive for the 'Telling Stories' Category

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…

By Hunter Hedenberg Usually, when you enter the Mt. Ellen base lodge at Sugarbush Resort on a Monday, it’s a bit quieter than the flurry of weekend skiers. A few folks will be there wrestling their boots on, or munching on french fries. This week,…

By Hunter Hedenberg “And that folks, is how you ski” is 14-year-old, Vermont Adaptive athlete Jasmine Mead’s catchphrase. She says it when she’s out on the slopes, but not when you think she would. It doesn’t come out after she’s left her ski instructors in…

By Ryan Kennedy From the start of my time with Vermont Adaptive, I’ve struggled to put to words what this organization is to me. Beyond all doubt, the program has been nothing but a positive experience, full of character building, bonding, and meaningful relationships with…

By Dominique Gatto At Vermont Adaptive it takes all hands-on deck, all the time. Our year-round programming has continued to succeed for more than 30 years thanks to dedication of more than 400 highly trained volunteer instructors. Monica Marois started volunteering in her mid-20s and…

By Dominique Gatto Vermont Adaptive is proud to offer programs specifically designed for injured service members, Veterans with disabilities, and their families. Since the organization’s inception in 1987, we have worked with veterans with disabilities and evolved our programs to match the changes in the…

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