We had the privilege of covering the first edition of the Mentelity Games in Saas Grund last week. Saas Grund is situated on the other side of the valley from the famous Saas Fee resort. The Mentelity games is a 3 day ski and snowboard event for disabled people and their relatives. The event attracted people from all across the globe. This event revolves around trying new activities and having a great time on the mountain. There were clinics and lessons for first timers all the way up to professional training sessions with Paralympic athletes. Participants could also test the latest equipment.
What struck us the most was the positivity that the participants brought along. Everyone seemed to be extremely happy to be surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks. We tagged along with some lessons and even ended up heading into the backcountry on one early morning.
This event has a lot of potential and will only get better over the years. Let’s think in abilities not in what’s holding us back. It’s safe to say that we will be back again next year!
Have a look at the video we have made