Here are some links that offer winter adaptive sports. Some are good places to plan a winter getaway to. There are more options in the Access- Able Destinations Database. So get out there and enjoy winter. Many of them are for all disabilities not just mobility. So get out there and enjoy winter!
Adaptive Ski Programs
ORCA’s (Outdoor Recreation and Community Access) mission is
to promote inclusive recreation and adaptive outdoor pursuits for Southeast
Alaskan's. Their services include
adaptive ski and
The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing
main objective is the promotion of skiing in
The MHS has its’ own slope side facility at
NEHSA is a group of people who pool their knowledge, skill and courage to participate in sports activities. Skiing, however, is still the central sport because of its amazing adaptability to many types of disabilities. NEHSA offers adaptive ski and snowboard lessons to people of all ages and disabilities.
Adaptive Ski Program
Adaptive skiing in the Southwest is increasingly popular because of its blue skies and
warm day temperatures. Since 1985, the Adaptive Ski Program
has offered safe and supportive alpine ski lessons for adults and children
(five years and older) with a wide array of disabilities. Lessons take place at
Disabled Winter Sports Australia is a multi-facetted, self
help and supporting organization which prides itself on its’ ability to enjoy
the magnificent environment that is
DWV is a voluntary
organization located in
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports started as a small ski
program over 17 years ago. Since then their snow sports program has grown to be
the largest in the State, currently offering skiing and snowboarding at
for Disabled Skiing –
Albertans with visual, auditory or limb impairments can all ski using equipment that has been specially designed for their unique needs. Apart from Alpine Skiing; Nordic and Water Skiing programs are now available. Learn-to-ski, ski improvement and racing programs have spread throughout the province.
The DSABC believes people in
Double “H” Ranch
The Double “H” Ranch is a non-profit organization that
exists to provide children living with a critical illness the chance to get
away and just be a kid. Their adaptive
winter sports program includes Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, Snowboarding,
Snowshoeing and more. They are located
in the beautiful
Bill Lounsbury Adaptive Ski Program
The Waterville Valley Adaptive Skiing Program in
Several types of adaptive techniques enable people with disabilities to enjoy the sport of skiing. Trained volunteers give two-hour lessons most Saturdays in January and February at Pine Knob Ski Resort in Clarkston. Participants can register for one or multiple lessons. The fees are nominal and include a lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental costs.
Welcome to Eagle
STRIDE at Jiminy Peak
STRIDE offers two mountain resorts to choose from this year;
Jiminy Peak, the Mountain
Durango/Purgatory Handicapped Sports Association
Their winter program has been providing snow sport instruction and equipment to people with disabilities for over 20 years. Lessons are typically one-on-one and are offered to people with every type of disability. State-of-the-art equipment and instruction, as well as a "family" atmosphere are hallmarks of ASA's winter program. Skiing, snowboarding and a variety of "sit-ski" options are available to get every individual enjoying the snow in the least restrictive manner possible
Telluride Adaptive Sports Program
We are looking forward to the 2005 ski season with much anticipation! It is our goal to provide quality, affordable, adaptive skiing for local residents and visitors with disabilities here in Telluride.
Whistler Adaptive Sports Program
Our adaptive program makes snow sports accessible to all,
whatever their ability. We aim to provide people with the thrill of an outdoor
activity and give them a flow of adrenaline and excitement they may not have
thought possible. Our program provides certified guides and helpers for those
who need extra assistance on the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb,
Tremblant – A Mountain for All
They are a member of Canadian Association for Disabled
Skiing and offer Alpine skiing to a broad range of individuals. All instructors are members of the
Swedish for ‘total-ski school’, Totalskidskolan is the
largest learn-to-ski program in
Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing
Skiing is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to teach
the joys of alpine skiing to individuals with a disability. Set in the
Foundation at Ski
The Adaptive Sports Foundation is recognized as one of the leading adaptive sport programs in the country. It serves as the research and development center for adaptive skiing and snowboarding for the Professional Ski Instructors of America. Their winter sports program offers skiing, snowboarding and a racing program for ages 5 and up.
Adaptive Ski Programs Expanded to Include Other Sports
Located in Crested Butte, Colorado they offer adaptive instruction and equipment for Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, as well as, guided backcountry tours and overnight hut trips.
The BOEC is known for personalized service and customized skiing and riding experiences. They view skiing and snowboarding as sports that can be enjoyed by all! Their program offers one-on-one instruction at Breckenridge Ski Resort, using the latest in adaptive techniques and equipment. Custom programs at Keystone Resort and Copper Mountain Resort also are available.The ski season typically runs from mid-November through mid-April.
NSCD is located in
The Adaptive Ski Program at Camelback Ski Resort is a
partnership between Camelback, and the
Their Sports and Recreation program offers a spectrum of service from entry-level instruction, to ongoing recreation and competitive sports. This program provides the appropriate level of support and challenge for clients of all abilities. They offer ongoing programs in nine sports of particular interest to people living in New England including sled hockey and cross country skiing.
Additional Winter Sporting Opportunities
Extreme Adaptive Sports
Sitski.com is a great resource for anyone who likes to
ski. They have links and information
about extreme adaptive sports along with information about skiing in
The primary mission of the USSHA is to foster the advancement of sled hockey for all individuals, disabled and able bodied, male and female, without prejudice or discrimination. This is a great resource for sport information, team locations and equipment suppliers.
Rink Link features information about accessible ice sports including sled hockey and curling. A page for figure skating is still under development. They have information about adaptive ice sports as well as locations and resources.
They are located in the
The mission of CWS is to promote and provide year round sports and fitness programs for people with physical disabilities. Ice Hockey is just one of many sports included in their program.
Equipment and Resources
Spokes ‘n Motion
Spokes 'n Motion is one of the leading distributors of specialized sports and recreation equipment world wide and is actively involved in promoting sports and recreation for the disabled. They are proud to invite you to view their range of products and services combined. If you are a first time, or returning visitor their site will help you to conquer all of your sporting needs.
The DSUSA offers nationwide sports programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability. It is comprised of a network of community based chapters, each offering a variety of recreational activities. DSUSA has long recognized that the ability to participate in a sport, such a skiing, provides a valuable opportunity to enjoy a shared activity with family and friends. Their web site is a great resource for locating sports chapters in your area.
This is a comprehensive assistive technology directory that is sponsored by the United Spinal Association (USA). They have over 1,500 web resources for a variety of topics including; adaptive recreation equipment, aids to daily living, driving & transportation, sports chairs and accessories and much more!
Their motto is ‘infinite potential through assistive
technology’ and they are founded by the United Cerebral Palsy Association of
Greater Chicago and United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.,
Palaestra is a quarterly publication for those with disabilities. It is a premier resource for adapted physical activity.
Sports ‘n Spokes
Sports ‘n Spokes is a bimonthly magazine that is "dedicated to the active wheeler" and has long been known as the most sports-oriented magazine for people with disabilities.
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