National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Veteran Darrel McCauley whizzed down the mountain in an adaptive sit-ski during the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., April 2, 2008. The clinic is co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans to help disabled veterans move beyond their limitations to discover new abilities.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs photo
  • Disabled veteran James Gerloff enjoys the exhilaration of cross-country skiing in an adapted sit-ski during the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., April 2, 2008.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs photo
  • Participants in the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., gather before tackling a cross-country course with adapted ski equipment, April 2, 2008.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs photo
  • A blizzard of new snow didn’t stop participants in the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., from trying out fly-fishing, a new activity at the clinic this year on the Crystal River, April 2, 2008.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs photo
  • U.S. Army veteran Joseph Zalenski, disabled by a head injury, masters the rock-climbing wall at Snowmass Village, Colo., during the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, April 2, 2008. Photo by William Miles
  • A participant in the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is all smiles as he comes up for air during scuba-diving lessons at Snowmass Village, Colo., April 2, 2008.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs photo
  • A disabled veteran enjoys the thrill and independence of skiing solo down Snowmass Mountain during the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, April 2, 2008.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs photo
  • A participant in the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., gets a helping hand down the mountain as he discovers new capabilities that event organizers say can lead to a new outlook on life, April 2, 2008.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs photo
  • U.S. Marine Cpl. Steve Schulz, who was wounded in Fallujah, Iraq, by a roadside bomb that left him blind in his right eye and suffering from a traumatic brain injury, participates in the 22nd National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic at Snowmass Village, Colo., April 2, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Donna Miles
  • Snowmass Village, Colo., becomes center stage for “Miracles on the Mountainside” as disabled veterans participate in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, cosponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans, April 2, 2008.  Dept. of Veterans Affairs photo