Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is getting a new, permanent home.
At a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, organizers lauded the first ever headquarters for the organization. Once complete, it will offer state-of-the-art opportunities for adaptive athletes, including sensory rooms for children with autism, family meeting and exercise rooms, and a repair shop.
Construction is expected to wrap up next summer, but monetary and supply donations are still needed.
"You know, I think the experience for our participants are going to benefit from that. And that's what means a lot to us as an organization. People are going to have a better experience when they come to Vermont Adaptive," said Erin Fernandez of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.
The program is partnering with the Pico Ski Education Foundation which will also be housed in the new building.