Skiing at Crested Butte

a girl, wearing a vest stops on the ski slope with her guide skiing next to her.Three adults and one boy sit on a ski lift with helmets and ski goggles.
Recently, five students, from the School for the Blind, were in Crested Butte for a skiing adventure. During this trip, the primary focus was to learn to ski/build on existing skills, accept the challenge each day on the mountain, feel empowered through physical activity, meet and work with new people (ski instructors), and take all life lessons learned and apply them to everyday situations/experiences.  an instructor watching a ski guide and a blind skier. a mountain is in the background.Five students sit or lean against an ice sculpture, while holding their canes.The days and evenings were on a tight schedule. After skiing all day, students headed back to the house for goal-setting/reflections and homework. Throughout the week, students helped out with cooking, loading and emptying the dishwasher, cleaning, laundry, and collecting the trash. At the end of the week, we had one skier on the green runs, 3 on blues, and one on blacks. The 2017-2018 Crested Butte trip was a success!