About Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports (BRASS)
Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports, Inc. (BRASS) is a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organization and a chapter of Disabled Sports USA. Our mission is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities through adaptive snow sports and recreational activities. We achieve this by offering ski and snowboard instruction for people with disabilities at Liberty Mountain Resort in south central Pennsylvania in the form of visually impaired/DD, stand-up skiing, or sit-down skiing with the use of special equipment. Adaptive snow sports allow people with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors and freedom of movement.
BRASS is led and run by volunteers dedicated to providing an exciting experience for the students. Our highly trained volunteer team includes instructors certified by PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) as well as those training for certification. Kudos especially goes to the BRASS team’s off-snow helpers who keep things running smoothly all season long.
About Disabled Sports USA
Disabled Sports, USA (DS/USA) is a national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.