Kick-Off Mentelity Games 2022: Finally back in the snow!

On Sept. 19, it was finally time to hit the snow again during the Mentelity Games Kick-Off at SnowWorld in Zoetermeer. Many of the participants, volunteers and racers were present to kick-off the Mentelity Games 2022 together. It became an afternoon full of snow fun! 

Mentelity Games 2022

The afternoon in Zoetermeer served as a kickoff for the Mentelity Games 2022, a multi-day ski and snowboard trip for people with physical challenges and their loved ones. The Games will be held again this year in Saas-Grund in Switzerland from April 4 to 9. "During that trip, we show participants that winter sports with a physical challenge are just possible. Seated skiing, snowboarding and hitting the slopes with a visual impairment; during the Mentelity Games it's all possible," says Maayke de Graaf, co-organizer of the Mentelity Games.

Into the snow again

During the joint lunch in the sun on the terrace of SnowWorld Zoetermeer, Mattia Storni took the floor. He had come over specially from Switzerland to be present on behalf of the area where the Games are organized, the Saastal. "It's an honor to be here today and to welcome you to Switzerland in April. Together we are going to make it a great winter sports event, accessible to everyone."

After lunch it was time to hit the slopes. On track 1 a special slalom course was set up where participants and volunteers could set a time. Those who managed to clock the same time twice or as close to it as possible were in the prizes. "But today was mostly about having fun and finally getting out into the snow again," said Thijs Kroezen of the Mentelity Foundation. "It was incredibly nice to see everyone sliding down the slopes with a smile again after such a long time."

View photos from the Mentelity Games Kick-off at SnowWorld in Zoetermeer. Photos by Maurits Heeres

Along for the ride? 

Do you have a physical challenge and want to join us in the Swiss mountains for a winter sports adventure? Then don't wait any longer and contact Thijs Kroezen(thijs@mentelity.org) today to discuss the possibilities.