It’s the perfect day for skiing, and some area teens are experiencing it for the very first time. The teens are visually impaired and expert coaches are helping them learn to ski and enjoy the slopes of Jiminy Peak Resort in Massachusetts.
“I hope that they feel the freedom of being able to come and do something that everyone can do," said Mary Ellen Whitney from STRIDE.
Two organizations, Stride Adaptive Sports and the Northeast Association for the Blind, are behind this effort.
With an aim to enrich and empower the lives of these young individuals, both organizations hope that this helps kids build more confidence and courage to do anything.
"I like to take them out of their comfort zone and have them try new things, so they get these new experiences that they aren't getting at home," said Ashley Wade from NABA.