Wintergreen Adaptive Sports News & Events

 

With an all too brief start and stop of the snow sports season in December, Wintergreen and WAS are finally back in action, having re-opened on Wednesday January 6. Here's hoping that superb conditions prevail at our beautiful home resort for the next three months or so. It's our 20th season as an independent non-profit organization, and we hope to see many of you on the snow in the coming weeks! As always, we teach skiing and snowboarding to all persons with disabilities, of any age and with any type of disability--physical, cognitive, or sensory. Call us or email to set up a half-day or full-day lesson! From mid-December through mid-March, we operate seven days per week, and are closed only on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

From February 5 through February 7, Wintergreen Adaptive Sports will hold its 12th annual Wounded Warriors Weekend. With surpassing assistance from the Wintergreen Resort management and staff, and from our generous Wintergreen resident housing hosts, we will host 30 wounded military service members and their families and caregivers for a weekend full of exciting adaptive snow sports instruction, camaraderie, and relaxation. If you visit Wintergreen anytime during this always memorable weekend, be sure to stop at the Mountain Inn to pick up a yellow ribbon, to show your support for our honored guests and their families..

...and don't forget the Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Mardi Gras, always held on the first Saturday in March. We've got lots of skiing and snowboarding until then, but it's never too early to mark your calendar.

WAS very much appreciates your tax deductible gifts of any amount and at any time; for more information about our fall Donovan matching funds campaign, how to send a contribution by check, make a secure online donation, donate appreciated stock, or register WAS as a recipient of your Kroger Community Rewards purchases, click here. WAS is also now a participant in the Amazon Smile program; select Wintergreen Adaptive Sports as the beneficiary on the Amazon Smile portal and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us.

WAS loves its Junior Instructors; watch this video to see why...

The WAS Junior Instructors (2008, Daniel Parmelee Productions)


Get Involved

Ski, ride, paddle, volunteer, or give! The Wintergreen Adaptive Sports community is made up of amazing volunteers and awesome athletes.  Get involved, you'll be glad you did!

Watch our PSA below.

 

About Wintergreen Adaptive Sports

Wintergreen Adaptive Sports provides outdoor sports and recreational opportunities for persons with disabilities, of all ages and with all types of disabilities.  We offer adaptive instruction in alpine skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and canoeing. Each summer, we also hold a Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament, which includes a same-day adaptive golf clinic. Prioritizing safety, fun, and learning, Wintergreen Adaptive Sports is an independent 501c3 non-profit based at the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, Virginia, and it is a Chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a Paralympic sports club.


On January 5, 2014, in the Sunday edition of the Staunton News Leader, writer Nancy Sorrells offered an illuminating portrait of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports, with a special focus on one of our favorite instructors and race team members, Seth Whitten. Read Nancy's article here: http://www.newsleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014301040025 

Local PBS Idea Station featured WAS on the Charlottesville Inside Out program.  The episode originally aired in February 2013.  Watch online.