Mardi Gras On The Slopes At Wintergreen Resort

BlueRidgeLife™2013 – Photos By Paul Purpura : The start of the annual Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Mardi Gras Parade kicked off from the top of Potato Patch, down Upper Dobie and then crossing over to Lower Diamond Hill at Wintergreen Resort this past Saturday – March 2, 2013

Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, VA

Everyone got on their Mardi Gras best as part of the annual tradition at Wintergreen Resort. Wintergreen Adaptive Sports puts on the event each year around this time as ski season is getting close to winding down. There may be a few more weeks left, but the colorful parade on the slopes always signals the end isn’t far away.

The theme for 2013 Mardi Gras was TV Land.

According to WAS:

“The afternoon was filled with tubing races and the popular synchronized ski contest. Finally, at the end of the day, staff and volunteers gathered under the tent in the parking lot near the Hut for a Cajun Supper and announcement of volunteer awards.”

WAS makes it possible for sports and skiing enthusiasts to participate regardless of their disability. The annual Mardi Gras parade honors the programs very first student.

“Mardi Gras at WAS is held every year in honor of the program’s first student, Vince Fiore. He was an avid skier, and the fact that he had only one leg did not dampen his enthusiasm for sport or speed or athletic endeavor. His spirit of joyful determination is what we celebrate every year in our students and our volunteers,”

according to the WAS.

See you on the slopes next year and on the water this summer!


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