Marquette Mountain Resort Welcomes Adaptive Adventures: Free Lessons, Runs for Vets and Persons with Disabilities
Marquette Mountain Resort is opening up its slopes to veterans and persons with disabilities for free ski and snowboard lessons and runs as part of Adaptive Adventures Ski and Ride Camp, March 9-10. This is the first year the resort is hosting the event, which is run by Adaptive Adventures Military Operations in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
“I’ve been fortunate to have volunteered with Adaptive Adventures for a number of years and I’m very pleased Marquette Mountain Resort will be hosting this special three-day event,” said Kaet Johnson, General Manager of Marquette Mountain Resort. “It is a great opportunity to work with a very worthwhile non-profit organization, as well as the local and regional VA facilities.”
Adaptive Adventures Military Operations provides injured veterans, active military personnel and their families the chance to participate in customized sports and recreational activities. Often, non-military persons with disabilities are welcome to take part, and Marquette Mountain Resort is open for them during the event.
“We will provide lessons with skilled instructors in adaptive skiing and snowboarding for people of all abilities and skill levels. Additionally, lunch, lift tickets, equipment rental and any adaptive equipment is provided at no cost to veterans,” Johnson said. “We’re also welcoming people who want to volunteer for this special event. We’re looking for experienced skiers, snowboarders, instructors, ski patrol members, athletes and healthcare professionals to come join us. Lunch, lift tickets and equipment rental are also free for volunteers.”
Veterans are encouraged to contact their local VA Recreation Therapist for participation information. Those who want to participate or volunteer should contact:
Dan Loch, National Alpine Manager
Event Registration: Adaptive Adventures
“We sincerely hope our local veterans and service members come to the mountain for what is sure to be a fun and memorable event,” Johnson said. “We’re also hoping with the success of this Adaptive Adventures Ski and Ride Camp, we’ll partner again for future events to give back to those who served with the full range of our adventure activities, including kayaking, cycling and hiking.”
Now celebrating its 65th season, Marquette Mountain Resort is a privately owned, year-round resort where visitors can experience adventure during every season. Whether it is alpine skiing or snowboarding in the winter, mountain biking or guided historical kayak tours during the summer, or hiking and sightseeing year round, Marquette Mountain Resort has an activity for everyone. With over 300 acres of forested and rugged bedrock formations with views of Lake Superior, choose an experience that is right for you. Tours, rentals, day and season passes can be purchased online at marquettemountain.com.