Have you ever been riding the lift and seen someone arcing down the hill in a contraption that looks like a race car seat with a ski on the bottom? That’s a mono-skier, and they are probably part of TASP or Telluride Adaptive Sports Program. Maybe you have come upon skiers with blaze orange vests on, one reading “Blind Ski Guide” and the other saying “Blind Guide”. Incredible! TASP is constantly making the impossible possible. Their trained staff and volunteers asses needs of the students, set up appropriate adaptive equipment and provide instruction and/or guiding to allow people to do things most of us would never think possible.
Check this out — TASP had an incredibly busy winter last year. Over the course of the 2012⁄13 season TASP:
- Served nearly 400 students in 2,499 adaptive activities
- Provided $100,000 in scholarships to low income participants
- Recruited and trained 144 volunteers who gave over 7,000 hours of service!
- There is more but you should chat with TASP yourself and get involved.
Again this year several of our Team Members have expressed interest in helping out with Telluride Adaptive as part of their monthly Community Involvement. To witness people overcoming adversity is one of the most inspiring things in the world and TASP helps people do this every day.
To donate to the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program go to: