VIRGIL (WBNG) — Greek Peak’s Adaptive Snowsports makes skiing for everyone, specifically, people with disabilities. The program started in 1974 and hosts a wide variety of equipment, allowing anyone, regardless of physical ability to ski.
Out of the many that visit Greek Peak, Logan Knowles is not your average skiier. He was born with cerebral palsy and came to Adaptive Snowsports to learn how to ski.
“When I first started coming here, I couldn’t walk on my own,” said Knowles.
The program transformed Knowles into a paralympic qualifier, and he hopes to make it big at the Paralympic Games in 2022, held in Beijing.
For others, Adaptive Snowsports is more than simply learning how to ski.
“You always want them to feel at home wherever they are, and I think that this program allows her to do that and allows me to feel good about her doing that and not to be judged or looked at differently,” said Kristen Nytch, a mother of one participant.
Adaptive Snowsports accommodates many types of disabilities, and features equipment such as monoskis, outriggers, and stabilization pieces.
For more information, visit their website here.