Crested Butte Gears Up for Ski Season

Cherrie is ready for ski season!

As the fall colors dot the hillsides surrounding Crested Butte, the folks at the Adaptive Sports Center are gearing up for what they will hope will be a very busy ski season. Says Mike Neustedter, Marketing Director of the Adaptive Sports Center, “We’re all set for the ski season, which will open the day before Thanksgiving; and we have skis and snowboards that will meet just about every need.” And from looking at the mountain of equipment in the gear room, he’s not exaggerating one bit. “Granted”, he adds, “Sometimes it takes a bit of personalized adaptation, because every disability is different, but we do whatever we can to make it work.” Continue reading

Wounded Warriors Drops Ball on Access

Don’t get me wrong, I think the Wounded Warriors Project does some great work; which is why I was extremely dismayed when I learned that their upcoming event at Whitefish Ski Resort will not be accessible. It’s not that the resort itself is inaccessible; in fact according to disability advocate Kimberley Barreda, “Dan Graves, the Whitefish Mountain CFO is very open to a full time adapted skiing program, and the resort has been very good at making things more accessible.” Continue reading