Sled Hockey at the National Ability Center

If you’ve been watching the Paralympics, you’ve witnessed some inspirational stories and incredible events.  The strength of the human spirit has been on full display, serving as a reminder that anything is possible. Right now we’re watching the USA vs Russia gold medal sled hockey game.  These guys are hardcore; the skill and endurance required […]

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Packing for a Ski Vacation

Last year we took our first family ski vacation with my special needs daughter – she’s 13! We’re a family of snow lovers, so why did it take so long? Honestly, fear. There were so many unknowns that it became something that we stopped considering. We’ve had trips where we’ve spent almost the whole time […]

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Holiday Family Camp at the National Ability Center

Last night I told V that she was going to the Holiday Camp at the National Ability Center (NAC) in Park City, Utah. I should have waited until morning, she was up all night, too excited to sleep! I understand her enthusiasm, she had so much fun visiting NAC last year – downhill skiing, cross-country […]

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Gluten Free in Park City

I’m gluten free, which really isn’t that big of a deal for me when I’m home; I’ve been doing this for a while. I know where to shop and have some great restaurants with gluten free menus in my community. But when I travel it’s not as easy, as gluten free selections seem to be […]

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What Not to Forget: Packing for a Ski Vacation

Don’t forget anything on your next ski vacation – See my ski vacation packing list written for Snowmamas.com and download the list. Enjoy your ski vacation! Read our Park City Trip Diaries to find out more about adaptive skiing, horseback riding, sled hockey, rock wall climbing, and nordic skiing with the National Ability Center. So […]

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Trip Diary: Vacation for the Whole Family

Our family had a very special trip to Park City, I’ve written about it a lot here, the opportunity really changed the way I want our family to live. I need to find more activities that help my special needs kid be more active and involved. Yes, we are always looking for things that we […]

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Park City Trip Diary : Day 4

Our last day started out fast and furious; we got everyone packed up and checked out, had breakfast, then raced over to Veronica’s snowboarding lesson at 9:00 am. Veronica wasn’t really into all of the rushing, plus she was in her snow gear while we were packing the car, so she got too hot. It […]

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Park City Trip Diary : Day 3

I’ve always wanted to cross country ski, it just looks so fun; sunshine, beautiful snowy trails. And a great workout. I’ve thought about ways to get our family out there, but wasn’t sure how to make it happen. What would Veronica ride in? And there’s this other little thing: my family snowboards and has never […]

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Park City Trip Diary : Day 2

We’ve taken LOTS of video, here a quick shot of V starting down the slalom run: We woke up to sunshine and a fresh layer of snow, and couldn’t wait to hit the slopes – although we were moving just a little bit slower. Our first stop was the National Ability Center (NAC) at Park […]

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