Sunday, March 25, 2007

Snow Fun

Cheryl, David, Erik and Eric
Over the last three months I have been volunteering with Vermont Adative Sports program. I have been teaching snowboard and Skiing (I too learnt to ski this post to come on that). I also assist with Bi/ mono skiing.

This past week I had the pleasure to ski with David.
David is semi quadraplegic, which means he has limited mobility in his arms and legs. David is a super nice guy, he is very motivated and loves to bi ski...

David Bi Skiing

I have to say when you have clients like David it feels more like skiing with friends, then assisting a lesson.
We really put the equipment to the test with David. Eric was feeling strong so we decided to take him down some classic black diamonds. Organgrinder was a blast with few spills. We were all having so much fun we decided to take it up a notch on Ripcord a steep double diamond with huge moguls. While we were totally up for it, sadly the equipment was not and David skied so hard that one of the outriggers completely broke bringing the days fun to an end... at least it was near the end of the day.

David and Eric on Organgrinder

VASS has been personally very rewarding. I have made friends, learned alot about disabilities. More importantly I have enjoyed every day it is really rewarding to help someone else achieve their goal.
More pictures of this can be found at

1 comment:

Hayley said...

Hey hun

Keep checking the blog!
These pics look like so much fun. Is it nearly all over? How many days till the Fun Bus hits the road?

Love Munros