Sports & Recreation — Snow Skiing


MSCPVA Sports & Recreation Contact
Chapter Office
12200 East Iliff Ave.Ste 107
Aurora, CO 80014-5376
303-597-0038
Email: info@mscpva.org

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.

RESOURCES & UPCOMING EVENTS
RESOURCES

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

Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
Adaptive Skiing Program
P.O. Box 697
Breckenridge, CO 80424
800-383-2632
970-453-4676
Email: boec@boec.org
Website: www.boec.org

Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte
P.O. Box 1639
Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-2296
Email: info@adaptivesports.org
Website: www.adaptivesports.org

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 www.paralympic.org

National Ability Center
P.O. Box 682799
Park City, UT 84068
Voice/TDD: 435-649-3991
FAX: 435-658-3992
Email: nac@xmission.com
Website: www.nationalabilitycenter.org

National Sports Center for the Disabled
P.O. Box 1290
Winter Park, CO 80482
970-726-1540
FAX: 970-726-4112
Website: www.nscd.org/

Telluride Adaptive Ski Program
P.O. Box 2254
Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-7537
Email: tasp@tellurideadaptivesports.org
Website: www.tellurideadaptivesports.org

Vail Resorts
(including Beaver Creek)
Accessible Programs and Services
Vail Associates
P.O. Box 7
Intercompany V-6
Vail, CO 81658
970-479-3072
FAX: 970-479-4396
Email: kschneider@vailresorts.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

ADAPTIVE SKI PROGRAM  OPPORTUNITIES  FOR VETERANS

 

The Adaptive Ski Program (ASP) gives ski and snowboard lessons to over 200 children and adults each year at Sandia and Santa Fe ski areas. All instructors are Volunteers.  This is a great opportunity to prepare for the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.  This year 2013-2014 season the Adaptive Ski Program is again offering a Winter Sports Clinic Series for Disables Veterans. The cost to Veterans is $35 for 3 lessons on Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm, Feb 7, Feb 14, and Feb 28th.  This includes 3, 2 hour private lessons, all equipment, and 3 lift passes. There are  only 7 of the 10 slots left for Veteran participation.  If you are interested, please call Brett at (505) 954-1224 or e-mail adaptiveskibrett@gmail.com

 

Not Gotten Outreach Appreciation Weekend

ALL US, Surviving Families, Veterans (their families) & Active Duty Military, are invited to the Taos Ski Valley during the "Not Forgotten Outreach (NFO) Appreciation Weekend" on January 24-26, 2014.  We are expecting 25-35 individuals in need of adaptive equipment & lessons.

$20.00 lift tickets (all day)
free lessons
free equipment rentals
free adaptive lessons
free adaptive equipment
Support of the Community and Town & County of Taos

For more information and details, please contact:

Don Peters , Ex Director

Not Forgotten Outreach

332 Kit Carson Rd

Taos, NM 87571

512-656-6961

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www.notforgottenoutreach.org

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