Disabled Sports USA will host the 24th annual The Hartford Ski Spectacular Dec. 4-11 at Beaver Run Resort and Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge, Colo. The eight-day event is the nation’s largest winter sports festival for individuals with physical disabilities. More than 800 participants ranging in ability from first-time skiers to members of the U.S. Adaptive Ski Team will come together. Also attending will be more than 100 wounded warriors and their families.
New this year are sled hockey and wheelchair curling clinics, culminating in an exhibition game with a wheelchair curling demonstration. The ski instructor academy endorsed by Professional Ski Instructors of America-American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) offers training for instructors in the latest and safest adaptive ski techniques for skiers with disabilities. “Learn to” programs in alpine and Nordic skiing, biathlon, sled hockey, curling and snowboarding are also offered.
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The Hartford Ski Spectacular is also sponsored by U.S. Paralympics, a national partner of DSUSA; The Bob Woodruff Foundation; Team Semper Fi; Tee It Up For the Troops; Air Compassion for Veterans; Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center; Breckenridge Ski Resort; PSIA-AASI; United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs; Breckenridge Sports; DSUSA host chapter Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center; and supporting chapters National Center for the Disabled, New England Disabled Sports, Adaptive Adventures, Maine Handicapped Skiing, Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation, Outdoors For All, and Adaptive Action Sports and National Ability Center.