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EPISODE 4: Breaking Barriers

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No matter who you are or what your background is, skiing has the power to bring you joy and connect you with family. In this episode of It’s Family Time, fifteen-year-old Deyna tells her story of becoming a skier. Her parents, who immigrated from Mexico fifteen years ago, put Deyna in a ski program through Coombs Outdoors, which aims to make skiing accessible to children from low-income backgrounds. Since she began skiing at the age of eight, Deyna has progressed rapidly, and has big dreams of skiing the Grand Teton someday.

I never knew that in a couple of years I’d be like, I want to go ski the Grand Teton. It’s something that 8 year old me when she was first trying to ski would not do. But now I actually see myself actually being able to do things. The impossible
I love skiing with my family because it’s a way to spend time together without realizing how much fun we're having.

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