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|
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
Contact Don Peters @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
12200 East Iliff Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014