Adaptive Skiing

What is Adaptive Skiing?

Adapting the sport of skiing offers students the experience of skiing as close to its original form as possible.  This means making adaptations or using special equipment to address and overcome limitations with each student individually.

Who Can Participate?

CCSA works with individuals six years or older who have a wide range of physical, mental and developmental disabilities.  We offer lessons for the following disciplines:

DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED

For individuals with mental and/or physical impairments and learning disabilities. Instructors are taught methods of obtaining and keeping their students’ attention.

SENSORY IMPAIRED

For individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired and blind or visually impaired. Instructors will use more hands-on techniques and should have excellent communication skills.

MONO-SKI

For individuals who have good upper body strength, balance and trunk motion, specifically, paraplegics and high-level amputees. Instructors must be strong, advanced-level skiers with excellent lifting capabilities and will work in pairs.

BI-SKI

For individuals who have less upper body strength, balance and trunk motion, specifically quadriplegics, high-level paraplegics and persons with more severe impairments. Instructors must be strong, advanced-level skiers and capable of lifting.