Sports & Recreation Snow Skiing
12200 East Iliff Ave.Ste 107
Aurora, CO 80014-5376
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|
|HARTFORD SKI SPECTACULAR
December 2-9, 2012
Registration now open at www.skispec.org >>
NATIONAL SPORTS CENTER FOR THE DISABLED SKI & SNOWBOARD FIVE WEEK BUS PROGRAM
Bus leaves from Fort Collins and stops at several locations in Denver before heading up to Winter Park
Cost- $50 (Includes lift, lesson, equipment and transportation)
Family Members are welcome to join
Program runs one day a week for five weeks
Space is limited
For details contact 970-726-5514 or 303-316-1544
The NSCD can accommodate almost any physical and developmental disability.
12200 East Iliff Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014