Tomorrow we head down to Breckenridge, thankfully under clear skies for now, to the 20th Annual Hartford Ski Spectacular. Presented by DSUSA (Disabled Sports USA), this week-long event enables adaptive skiing for all levels, including racing events and instruction, and showcases ski equipment, new techniques and more.
In addition to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC), most instructors will come from Colorado locations: Adaptive Adventures (Evergreen, CO) Challenge Aspen, National Sports Center for the Disabled (Winter Park, CO), Steamboat Adaptive and Vail Adaptive. But instructors will come from as far east as the New England Resorts and as far north as Challenge Alaska!
This event is a very fun and interactive week of skiing, socializing and snacking- the parking lot is always full of activity and chapters of DSUSA and the Wounded Warrior Project making chili and other tasty and warming things for the participants to eat.
We're exciting to attend a couple days of this event again this year, thanks to Action Magazine (United Spinal). Look for our article on the event in one of the upcoming issues (TBA) for photos and stories from this year's participants.
For more information on DSUSA and the Ski Spectacular, visit http://www.dsusa.org/programs-winter-hartford.html.