With the help of her care team, Ineke signed up for a Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS) membership well in advance of the ski season. This non-profit organization provides nationally certified snowsports instruction to those with the physical and developmental challenges, offering all people an equal opportunity to enjoy alpine and Nordic snowsports. When the time was right, Ineke headed up to Mount Washington Alpine Resort, home of VISAS.
While it doesn’t offer the international flair of Whistler Blackcomb or the vertical feet of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Mount Washington—located on the fringe of Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island—is an uncut gem. Visible from its ample terrain are the glacial peaks of Strathcona, the islands of Discovery Passage, and on a clear day you can see across the Strait of Georgia to the Coast Mountains on BC’s mainland.