Skiing with Keaton

Foresight Ski Guides opens doors for entire families when Visually Impaired Participants (VIPs) learn to ski.

IMG_0587This is 15-year-old Keaton’s third trip up to @VailMtn with Douglas County Schools and because of his new-found independence with Foresight, Keaton and his family began family ski outings of their own.

“The guides are taking him to the top of the mountain and he’s skiing more difficult terrain,” said Shelley Moats, DCS teacher and lead of the vision department. “Now he’s had enough training that he can ski with his mom when he doesn’t have a guide.”

Nine @dcsdk12 students, ranging in age from 9 to 15, went up Monday, Feb. 29. The district is a proponent of the social experience the kids enjoy during their two days at Vail.

“It’s a chance for them to be together with other visually impaired students from the district,” Moats said. “Each time we go, the kids can’t stop talking about it and constantly ask ‘when are we going back?’”

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