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.
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.”
Images from Waterville Valley Adaptive Snow Sports Facebook Page.