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Pico To Host Blind, Visually Impaired Athletes Feb. 9-10

Vermont’s Pico Mountain will host blind and visually impaired skiers at its Sixth Annual Winter Ski Festival, Feb. 9-10.   

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

The event is conducted in partnership with the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

Up to 30 athletes from the New England states, Florida, No. Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota have the opportunity to ski or race in alpine or Nordic skiing. Five veterans will join the group this year as part of their rehabilitation process.


The event is open to all ages, ski levels and abilities and will be led by trained guides and instructors from Vermont Adaptive, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit in the state. 

 

“Now in its sixth year, the event has really expanded with meet-and-greet receptions, alpine and Nordic skiing sessions, a banquet, and a biathlon demonstration using a sonar laser rifle,” says USABA’s executive director Mark Lucas.


Photo: Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports


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