Photo Credit (Maine Adaptive). Teamwork makes us stronger. Maine Adaptive & Shawnee Peak Volunteers Train Together to Prepare for Alpine Season Ahead.


BRIDGTON — Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation is excited to announce a new partnership with Pleasant Mountain of Maine (formerly Shawnee Peak). Maine Adaptive will be integrating with Shawnee Peak Adaptive to manage its long-standing school-based adaptive “learn to ski” program. This collaboration will provide new terrain for the broader adaptive community to explore together.

Maine Adaptive is eager to continue the work of Shawnee Peak Adaptive and to welcome the strength of their volunteer network and school-based programming. As one of the largest year-round adaptive recreation programs in the State for adults and children with disabilities, Maine Adaptive not only depends upon, but takes great pride in, its strong volunteer base.

According to Maine Adaptive Board President David Patch, “On average we count 300 trained volunteers at the ready to assist our athletes in appreciating the joys and challenges of sports participation throughout the year.

This number is lower at the moment due in large part to the constraints we’ve felt from the global pandemic, but we are ready and excited for this season.” The integration of Shawnee Peak Adaptive into the Maine Adaptive family is the result of many conversations and is a natural evolution of ongoing shared events and experiences, including countless pre-season training. For nearly five years, Shawnee Peak Adaptive and Maine Adaptive volunteer instructors have trained together and demonstrated that they are stronger together.

As Shawnee Peak Adaptive Co-Founder and Executive Director Charlie Scribner observed, “We’re each motivated by a desire to encourage recreational opportunities for all, whether on snow, water, or whatever. The chance to combine forces and bring more joy to more individuals is an amazing one, and will be a legacy to build upon.”

Both Shawnee Peak Adaptive and Maine Adaptive believe that having access to and participating in recreational sports is integral to a well-rounded life for every person. Recreation also offers a platform for individuals, young and old, to bond through their love of sport or adventure while encouraging reasonable risk taking that will empower participants to challenge themselves and exceed their own expectations.

For more information about Pleasant Mountain of Maine, visit: And, to learn more about Maine Adaptive’s year-round programs and how to get involved, kindly visit

Specific questions regarding this collaboration may be directed to Lizz Peacock, Operations Director, 207-824-2440 ext 1100.

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