Sports & Recreation — Snow Skiing

MSCPVA Sports & Recreation Contact
Chapter Office
12200 East Iliff Ave.Ste 107
Aurora, CO 80014-5376

Skiing is exhilarating, liberating, addictive, wet, cold, expensive, inconvenient, unique, dangerous, chic, and accessible.

Today, almost everyone can enjoy the freedom and excitement of downhill skiing.  Adaptive equipment and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have paved the way for most people with a physical disability to enjoy the thrills of this winter sport.  Specially designed skis, known as mono-skis and bi-skis, allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy downhill skiing.  These adaptive skis allow skiers to ski sitting down instead of standing. Each ski is equipped with a bucket type seating apparatus. The skier uses two outrigger skis (rather than ski poles) to maneuver down the slopes.  Generally, a beginner will usually need to be tethered to a certified ski instructor (known as a ski buddy) until he or she feels comfortable on the slopes.

Where to go...

Adaptive ski lessons range from $50 to $120 — or even zero dollars a day — depending on the resort. All the ski areas listed below rent mono-and bi-skis. All offer lessons that include equipment rental and lift ticket; all also offer non-lesson rentals. Some offer a discount to disabled skiers or their ski buddies. Call or email for exact prices and details.


Adaptive Ski Opportunities provided through the Not Forgotten Outreach Appreciation Weekend for Surviving Families, Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel, 1 Event, 2 Locations

January 23, 24, 25, 2015, Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico.

February 20, 21, 22, 2015, Angel Fire, New Mexico.

Both Ski Resorts are capable of handling 2,000 Military Family Skiers, Snowboarders a day

  • $25.00 "All Day" lift tickets
  • Free Ski/Snowboard Rental Equipment
  • ½ Price Group Lessons for Adults & Children
  • Adaptive Ski Lessons and Adaptive Equipment
  • Provide Dinner for 180 Military Families @ TSV & 200 Military Families @ Angel Fire
  • Provide Non-Ski Events; Snowshoeing, Tubing, Ice Skating
  • Provide Hot Drinks and Snacks

Contact Don Peters @ or 575-224-1503 for more information

Hosted by: Not Forgotten Outreach

Sponsored by: National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center, Taos Ski Valley & Angel Fire Ski Resort.


Challenge Aspen
P.O. Box M
Aspen, CO 81612
Phone/TTY: 970-923-0578
FAX: 970-923-7338
Email: possibilities

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Adaptive Skiing Program
P.O. Box 697
Breckenridge, CO 80424

Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte
P.O. Box 1639
Crested Butte, CO 81224

Heavenly Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe
P.O. Box 2180
Stateline, NV 89449
702-586-7000, ext. 6206

For information on international Nordic Skiing, visit

National Ability Center
P.O. Box 682799
Park City, UT 84068
Voice/TDD: 435-649-3991
FAX: 435-658-3992

National Sports Center for the Disabled
P.O. Box 1290
Winter Park, CO 80482
FAX: 970-726-4112

Telluride Adaptive Ski Program
P.O. Box 2254
Telluride, CO 81435

Vail Resorts
(including Beaver Creek)
Accessible Programs and Services
Vail Associates
P.O. Box 7
Intercompany V-6
Vail, CO 81658
FAX: 970-479-4396



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