On Nov. 9, 2010, Trey Humphrey, who lives in east Reno and attended the University of Nevada from 2001-05 before joining the Marines, stepped on an improvised explosive device while helping a wounded Marine to safety. Humphrey was blown high into the air, his right leg eviscerated below the knee, before falling into the crater of the explosion. At that moment, his world began to move in slow motion.
UNITED STATES VETERAN Trey Humphrey WAS CHOSEN FROM THE RENO, NV AREA TO TRAIN FOR 9-WEEKS (LENGTH OF A TRADITIONAL BOOTCAMP) WITH THE CITY OF RENO PARKS AND RECREATION DISTRICT TO PREPARE FOR A WEEK OF SKIING/SNOWBOARDING AT SQUAW VALLEY ALPINE MEADOWS IN THE 2018 MILITARY TO THE MOUNTAIN PROGRAM. THE MILITARY TO THE MOUNTAIN PROGRAM STARTED WITH US MARINE CORE VETERAN CORPORAL JACOB SCHICK IN MARCH 2015 RETURNING TO THE SLOPES, AND THROUGH MEDIA AND GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM SQUAW VALLEY ALPINE MEADOWS AND MANY MORE, THE PROGRAM WILL SEE 22 US VETERANS SLIDING DOWN SNOW IN MARCH 2018.
I just got in a monoski because it was the quickest avenue for me to get back out on the hill. Then I got really good at it quicker than I expected, so I just stuck with it.