Nothing makes me smile harder at the ski resort than watching a crew of kids cruise by yakking it up as they experience the freedom of frozen inclines and gravity. For some kids that’s not as easy as piling willynilly into the minivan and renting some gear at the hill and I just think its wonderful what they’re doing at The Portland Shriners Hospital with their Adaptive Ski & Snowboard program getting kids out shredding.
Due to COVID-19, the recreational therapy program at the hospital was put on pause for over a year, but with proper safety measures in place, recreational therapist, Caroline Scott, was able to coordinate the Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program to safely accommodate patients at Mt. Hood. This 30 year long program gives patients of all ability levels the opportunity to try skiing and snowboarding. Great work Caroline (high five) and great work Shriners!