The Quick Check Pocket Guide: Managing Behavior for Success on the Slopes is a new resource for parents and instructors of children with cognitive disabilities who are learning to ski or snowboard. The guide was written and published by the Adaptive Sports Foundation and is now available at the Adaptive Sports Center or
70 racers and over 160 volunteers made the Hartman Race a spectacular, fun and celebratory final event for the 2010-11 ASF winter season. The fun race was set up on the lower half of Windham Mountain’s trail, Whiteway. Competitors ranged from mono-skiers, bi-skiers, and 4 trackers to snowboarders and skiers with cognitive disabilities. A great […]
The 2011 Michael Gray Memorial Race was held at Windham Mountain on March 5, in honor of Michael J. Gray, Jr., a snowboard instructor with the Ski Windham Snow Sports School, who was tragically killed in a car accident.
Once again the Gray family worked hard to put on a fabulous race, held on the […]
Stephen Valyou, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Retired Army, is used to adrenaline. It’s no surprise he’s taken to mono-skiing. “I like the adrenaline rush. I was an EOD tech. Nothing is going to equal the rush of walking towards an IED and seeing if its going to explode,” said Stephen. “I like being outside. I like […]
Submitted by Meghan Hopkins, ASF Race Team Member
On Saturday March 5, 2011, I went to the New York State Special Olympics for the first time. It was awesome. I had so much fun with all of the other team members.
While we were waiting to start the race I met some new skiers and […]
Submitted by ASF Race Team Coach Mary Bozzone
On March 5, 2011, 13 athletes, six coaches, 20 parents and family members, plus our favorite two West Mountain coaches, Ray and Mary, headed to West Mountain for the Special Olympics Regional Games. Everyone had a wonderful time seeing old friends and competing against one another. This […]
On February 9th and 10th, 14 teens who have cancer and are currently in treatment at Tomorrow’s Children Institute in Hackensack, N.J., enjoyed two days of fun at Hunter Mountain. 15 ASF volunteer instructors and a few Hunter snowboard instructors took them skiing and snowboarding on the first afternoon.
Later in the day everybody went […]
“This is the one sport we can do as a family,” said Suzette Josif. Suzette and Marvin and their children, Melanie, age 10; Eli, age 8; and Sydney, age 4; ski at Windham just about every weekend all season long.
This is Melanie’s third season skiing with the Adaptive Sports Foundation. Melanie, a child on […]
“I can’t begin to thank you enough for the weekend that I had at Windham. It
was the best time that I have had in a long time. It was my first time skiing and I fell in love with it,” said Brett Cassavant, […]
Two ASF Race Team athletes received scholarships and attended the Hartford Ski Spectacular Race Festival at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado, December 5 – 12, 2010.
The week-long race camp was for independent skiers with disabilities who have aspirations to become better ski racers. The participants had the opportunity to train with national US Adaptive […]