Individuals with disabilities practiced skiing at Mt. Southington in Plantsville on Tuesday.
For some people with disabilities, Tuesday morning was a chance to take part in the classic winter tradition of skiing.
For 20 years, the Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers Program, out of Sandy Hook, has been inviting anyone with a disability to join them a few times a year for snowy fun.
“This is the ultimate challenge, being in a chair, doing everything I was able to do before,” Jennifer Kane, of Unionville, said.
Scott Hadley lost his leg in a car accident decades ago and uses a hand ski to not only get down the slopes, but also to teach and help others get down too.
“When I started skiing, I was like ‘Wow, this is a whole new world.’ This is something I can actually compete with someone with two legs,” Hadley said.
Founded in 1991, Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers is a non-profit organization providing adaptive water and snow ski programs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities.