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Rob Carpenter: A New Chapter at WAS

We are excited to announce that starting on July 1, 2021, Rob Carpenter will become the chairman of the WAS Board of Directors. Rob is

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Steve Craig: WAS Veteran Student & Monthly Donor

Steve Craig, a Marine Corp veteran, gathered his buddies that he served alongside to come out to Snowbird for a weekend of skiing and fellowship

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Words On WAS: A Conversation With Steve Young & Peter Mandler

Hear from Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young and WAS Founder Peter Mandler in the following video about their relationship and how together

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Words On WAS: Intermountain’s RAMMP

WAS partners with the RAMMP peer-support program to provide individuals who have experienced a traumatic event with the opportunity to get active outside. Check out

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Wally Lee: Monoskiing With WAS

Hear from WAS volunteer instructor Wally Lee about his experience teaching others how to monoski in the following video:  

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Marcia Livingston: Getting Active In Her Living Room

Marcia Livingston, a WAS student, rented a stationary bike set up through the Equipment Rental Program in order to continue strengthening her legs throughout the

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Nate Shipp: A Generation of WAS Family Members

Our experience with WAS began in 1995 when my parents discovered WAS and got my youngest brother, Matt, involved.  Matt was diagnosed with Joubert Syndrome,

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Honoring Veterans

This month, hear from 3 WAS students who are a part of the Veterans Program in honor of Veterans Day on November 11th. Sergeant Ronnie

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Lucy Fenn: Time to Soar

My name is Lucy Fenn. I had a massive MCA stroke which affected my entire left side on November 14th, 2017. I was so scared,

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Tyndall Bounous: Hustlin’ for Adaptive Recreation

Hello! My name is Tyndall Bounous, and I have been a ski instructor for WAS for 2 seasons. I grew up as a child playing in

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Jill Atwood: Finding Hope for Veterans on the Slopes

Jill Atwood retired from her position on the WAS Board of Directors in July 2020. As the Director of Communications for the VA Rocky Mountain

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Phil Yorgason: Biking the Trails of Utah

 Phil is an avid cyclist and skier who participates in WAS’s year-round programming. Though lessons were put on hold during the spring season, WAS still

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