Jan's Blog

Worth the Risk

March 7, 2014

Dean Haymes has been an instructor with the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports program for 16 years.  He’s also the guy behind the camera that has provided us with hundreds (if not thousands) of terrific photos, like the one below, chronicling the excitement, joy and successes of the Adaptive program.

Photo by Dean Haymes

Photo by Dean Haymes

Dean and the Adaptive program are the subject of a story in Repertoire Magazine, “Worth the Risk – Working with people with disabilities has taught Dean Haymes the true meaning of risk taking.”

“If anyone knows about risk taking, Haymes does.  Since the late 1990s, he has been teaching adaptive skiing to people – mostly children – with disabilities, some of which are extreme.  In spite of the physical challenges they face, these individuals take a risk by learning to trust people such as Haymes, who help them slide down mountain slopes that would scare off most beginner and some intermediate skiers.”

Read the story here >>

Dean Haymes (left) with Riana (right), a former  BBTS racer who joined the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports program to work with Peter (center) and other students to prepare for the Special Olympics.

Dean Haymes (left) with Riana (right), a former BBTS racer who joined the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports program to work with Peter (center) and other students to prepare for the Special Olympics.

Images from Waterville Valley Adaptive Snow Sports Facebook Page.

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Waterville Valley. Once you’ve experienced it, you’ll want to call it your own.

Market UpdateResort InsiderLinksWaterville Valley Resort