Archive for the 'Volunteer' Category

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…

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. Phil Crowell,…

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…

Michael Taylor, 17, and his brother, Ryan, 15, have a pretty cool mom and one of her biggest mantras to her sons has stuck. Life is all about finding your passion and sharing your passion, she would say. That phrase and variations of it were…

Skiing at Pico Mountain.

This Blog Post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated to reflect information for 2018-2019... By Hunter Hedenberg, guest blogger Erin Fernandez, executive director at Vermont Adaptive, says that the holiday season is a humbling time of year, and that she is grateful…

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