Vermont Adaptive program helps visually impaired skiers
01/21/08 9:02AM By Mitch Wertlieb
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Anyone who's ever given the sport of skiing a try knows it can be a very humbling experience, especially in the beginning.
But imagine heading down the mountain without being able to see.
The woman we're about to meet doesn't have to imagine the experience. She lives it, and loves it. She is almost totally blind, but with the help of guides who volunteer for the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports program, she is able to take part in the sport she loves like anyone else.
We went to Pico Mountain recently to find out what it takes to help guide a sightless skier down the slopes.
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Photo: Erin Fernandez, Executive Director of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, and Linda Goodspeed of Rutland.