HVSC Members Volunteer at the Adaptive Sports Foundation
A number of our members are current or past volunteer ski instructors at the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) at Windham Mountain. ASF is a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community.
ASF students are five years of age and older and live with disabilities ranging from relatively mild learning disabilities to more severe disabilities such as paralysis, autism, amputation, cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury.
Founded in 1984, the Foundation’s work promotes physical activity for children and adults with disabilities by offering winter programs for recreational skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, yoga and personal fitness. http://adaptivesportsfoundation.org
We Support Staci Mannella
Staci Mannella has astounding vision although she is visually impaired. The eighteen-year-old member of the U.S. Paralympics Alpine National Team has proven that her dreams are limitless no matter what her visual acuity. Staci was born with achromatopsia, a genetic eye condition that causes serious light sensitivity, poor visual acuity, and partial color blindness. She has been skiing for almost all of her life, and has been competing on the national and international disabled ski racing circuits for over six years. Her career thus far has included four national championship titles, a world cup gold medal, and the opportunity to represent the United States in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games. This rising star intends to drive forward in hopes of competing and medaling in the 2018 Peoyong Chang Paralympic Games. Thank you for supporting her dream. http://stacimannella.com
Adopt-a-Trail – Dutchess Rail Trail
The Hudson Valley Ski Club proudly maintains a section of the Dutchess Rail Trail. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to socialize with other club members!