Colorado Discover Ability: Vinny learns to ski

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Powderhorn Mountain Resort, CO Some say that the mountains hold the secret to life, and for some, that was something they could only dream of experiencing. In a state that is ripe with some of the best terrain in the world, there is one group trying to make sure everyone can enjoy those mountains today, and forever.

"We feel very lucky to have Colorado Discover Ability right here in mesa county...therapy is good and all but to do something that is fun that is therapy and using his muscles at the same time is very beneficial"
- Alicia Mannes, Vincent's Mother

With Vinny's various conditions, walking was a big victory and one can only imagine his excitement the first time he got on the slopes"

"Three months shy of his third birthday he was using a walker until then and then he decided he doesn't need his walker anymore and hes been walking unassisted for a year and a half now"
- Alicia Mannes

By helping someone ski, they will ride for a day. By teaching someone to ski, they will ride for a lifetime.

"I've been brought to tears a couple times when you look at the lesson and what you helped someone accomplish... we're not doing it....they're doing it"
- Felix Iovanni, Vincent's Instructor