Disabled vets crush it on the slopes

Limits fall by the wayside at Winter Sports Clinic

Eye on Veterans
April 10, 2018 - 10:53 am

Photo courtesy Disabled American Veterans

Hundreds of military vets dealing with a range of service-related disabilities headed into the Rocky Mountains in early April – for a week of adventure and testing limits.

At the resort village of Snowmass, not far from Aspen, they took part in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic – an event the Department of Veterans Affairs and the group Disabled American Veterans have co-sponsored for more than three decades.

Eye on Veterans talked with a handful of adaptive athletes -- some missing limbs, others blind -- taking part in downhill and Nordic skiing, rockwall climbing and other challenges:

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