People with disabilities learn how to ski at Terry Peak - KOTA Territory News

People with disabilities learn how to ski at Terry Peak


It's a unique chance for the blind, visually impaired and physically challenged, to ski down a mountain. Neither wind nor the cold could stop Ski for Light participants from taking advantage of this opportunity.

Pit hit the slopes on Monday, including those who might not have had the chance to before.  

"You get to go out on the hill and do things you don't think you could have ever done," said Eric Vetter, a Ski for Light participant.

People with different disabilities, including those who are visually and mobility impaired learn how to ski in Ski for Light.  

"I got good enough to kind of do it on my own. But there's a lot of people here who if they didn't have this program, there's absolutely no way they would be able to get out and do this and have so much fun," said Vetter.

Organizers said there is a real feeling of support.  

"It's kind of like one great big family. When you get a chance to be around everybody and everybody is positive attitudes it just gives you a really good attitude adjustment for even in my personal life," said Ray Bubb, a Ski for Light organizer.

People from all over the world get to experience Ski for Light.  

"We've had people as far away as England and New Zealand on both sides of the earth. So we have an international flare here to our program but primary batch of our participants are from North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska," said Bubb.  

Besides downhill skiing, participants had the opportunity to cross–country ski, snow shoe and snow mobile.

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