For several years now, I’ve been taking my son snow skiing in Park City, UT, using a wonderful adaptive program called the National Ability Center. They have recreational therapists that work with people with various disabilities teaching them winter sports and running summer camps. I cannot recommend this program highly enough, although it’s popularity means you have to get your child’s paperwork in months in advance. My son started in 2010 and this year was his fourth time going to Utah during the winter.
Here’s an interview with my son about the experience.
What did you think when you first tried to ski this year:
“At first when I went on [the snow], I was very scared, but then was very worried when I was ready to go, but when I was already skiing, I noticed that I was still in contact with my guiding. I did try to keep balancing.”
Did you enjoy it?
“Yes I did. I was making sure I wouldn’t fall.”
What’s great about skiing?
“It’s just that it has a great sense of because I love the snow. But, this year there wasn’t enough snow. It was kind of snowless.”
Would you like to go back again?