After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is scheduled to return to the mountains of Colorado in 2022, and interested veterans can now submit an application to participate.
The annual event, co-presented by DAV and the Department of Veterans Affairs, will take place March 26 through April 1. The clinic serves as a leader in adaptive winter sports instruction for disabled veterans, promoting world-class health care and rehabilitation. Known as “Miracles on a Mountainside,” the clinic offers veterans opportunities for self-development and challenge through sports therapy and rehabilitative activities such as adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing, rock climbing, sled hockey, scuba diving and other adaptive activities.
Participation is open to U.S. military veterans with qualifying disabilities such as spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputation, visual impairments and certain neurological problems. Veterans who currently have inpatient or outpatient status at VA medical facilities will have first priority. Due to the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic, all participants will be required to provide COVID-19 vaccination status in order to attend.
Download the application at wintersportsclinic.org. It must be completely filled out and properly signed. To submit the completed application, please do one of the following:
- Mail to VA Western Colorado HCS, Teresa Parks/WSC, 2121 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501.
- Scan and email to [email protected].
Application deadline is Nov. 30.