2017 Ski Season Highlights

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Thank you for making Therapeutic Adventures and Massanutten Adaptive Snow Sports (MASS) an important part of your life experience. We are grateful to all the parents, friends and caregivers who supported our adaptive skiers/riders and made it possible for them to join us on the slopes of Massanutten.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 36 years of instruction with MASS & 20 years of the Independence Cup. This year, due to the weather we did what we do best – We Adapted and provided the first “Adaptive Snow Challenge” – a series of snow games, relays, and group challenges for our adaptive athletes, families and volunteers.

Special thanks to Kenny Hess, Steve Showalter & all the staff of Massanutten Resort for their continued support of our program. We would also like to thank all the Ski Patrol, Ski School, Rental Shop, Lift Operators, Cody Bridges & Timmy of Eastern Purveyors.

TA Executive Board

Mark Andrews, Ciara Campbell
Charlotte Cole, Sara Holloway, Greg Leffler

MASS Volunteers/Supporters

TA & I~AS Community Volunteers

Teresa Andrews, Sandra Cornell, Chris & Lorelei Holloway
Sarah Ann Jennings, Jim Lencalis, Helen McKean, Matt Rinckel
Missy Sutterfield, Tom Voekler

James Madison University – Occupational Therapy

Mady Baker, Zak Nelson, Dain Rebuck – OT Interns
Bailee Hubert, Rachel Kissel, Emily Lupin, Jeanine Rossi
Leah Sallada, Lisa Umbel, Laura Vizy

UVA Madison House – Student Volunteer Center

Addie McMurtry (Program Director), Milos Tomovic (Program Director)
Natalie Bruno, Caroline Conlan, Aleksander DeMott, Maddie Donley
Kate Donovan, Gillian Gardiner, John Leahy, Taisiya Novopachennaia
Meredith Rose, Haley Schultz, Grant Tabler, Diego Varela


This has been an extraordinary season on so many levels!


Chloe in Her Cool New Racing Helmet

Chloe & Kara Singing on the Slopes

Veteran, Laurie Wood New Summit Club Member – Mono-Ski Untethered

Brian Rehm, New Mono-Skier

Bethany Surprise Visit

Ryan & Caleb Reunion


Veterans – Preston (Mono) Rickey (Bi) Summit

Milos 1st Tether From the Top

Everyday Skiing w/My Dear Sweet Friend, Padoodle

Mac Skiing w/Family

Skiing w/Brad Arnold & Erick Sweet

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